• Burma: Military Massacres Dozens in Rohingya Village0

    by Human Rights Watch Soldiers Shot, Stabbed Men and Boys in Maung Nu, Rakhine State Smoke is seen on Myanmar’s side of border as an old Rohingya refugee woman is carried after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, September 15, 2017.   ©2017 Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

  • Afghanistan: Damn, I don’t want Rahman to end up being killed0

    October 3, 2017 Dr Hakim 1st October 2017 Sultan, Ali’s brother, was killed in August 2016. Hussein, Bismillah’s uncle, was killed in April 2017. I don’t want Rahman, Inaam’s brother, to end up being killed. Rahman is now training to be a soldier. Both Sultan and Hussein were Afghan soldiers in their twenties. They joined the army

  • Effects of South Asia Strategy Already Being Felt, Mattis Tells Senate0

    By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2017 — The certainty engendered by President Donald J. Trump’s South Asia strategy already is paying dividends in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee today. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., Oct.


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  • Indian-American Hindutva believers are ecstatic about India’s court decision on Babri Masjid

    By Bhargavi Kulkarni and Suman Guha Mozumder Nov 12, 2019 The Nov. 9 verdict of the Supreme Court that granted Hindus permission to build a Ram temple at the centuries-old Ayodhya holy site, ending one of the country’s most politically-charged land disputes, has evoked a mixed reaction from Indian-Americans. The Hindu-American community and those supporting

  • India’s Narendra Modi has had a free pass from the west for too long

    Threats to minority rights and democratic norms are ignored to preserve a comforting illusion Gideon Rachman November 11 2019 The Financial Times The world’s democracies are desperate to believe in India. From Washington to Tokyo, and from Canberra to London, the country is viewed as an indispensable counterbalance to China. The two Asian giants are

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