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  • At Least 17 Killed In Afghanistan Attack As U.S. Sees ‘Progress’ In Peace Talks0

    Last Updated: March 06, 2019 At least 17 people have been killed in a militant attack on a construction company in eastern Afghanistan, officials say. The extremist group Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the March 6 attack through its Amaq news website. Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar Province, said a

  • Bangladesh: ICC Officials will Visit Rohingya Camps0

    By Kamran Reza Chowdhury on Mar 06, 2019 International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors will visit refugee camps in Bangladesh later this week as part of an examination into a mass exodus of Rohingya from Myanmar that began in August 2017, Bangladeshi officials said Wednesday. The ICC team was due to arrive on Friday in Cox’s

  • India’s BJP fakes fight on ‘fake news’0

    India’s BJP fakes fight on ‘fake news’ By Shivam VijMarch 6, 2019 Facebook’s global vice president for public policy, Joel Kaplan, will on Wednesday appear before the Indian parliament’s committee on information technology to discuss “safeguarding citizens’ rights on social/online news media platforms”. On February 25, the same subject was under discussion when the Parliamentary

  • Why, despite tensions between India and Pakistan, I have hope for a better world0

    There is a silver lining to all our recent troubles. Pakistan wishes to have a dialogue with India to resolve all issues, from Kashmir to terrorism. TARAR SQUARE    06-03-2019 MEHR TARAR @mehrtarar There is something in the air. Looking at the world around me this serene March morning, as I inhale the faint petrichor, that scent

  • India-Pakistan Crisis: A New International Factor0

    By P S Suryanarayana 6 March 2019 SYNOPSIS India’s “counter-terrorism” strike inside Pakistan and their brief military exchanges have brought into focus China’s apparent stake in the stability of Indo-Pakistani relations. COMMENTARY WARLIKE HOSTILITIES broke out briefly between India and Pakistan, major South Asian neighbours, on 27 February 2019. The Indian Air Force had, on

  • Bangladesh: Locals in Cox’s Bazar demand Rohingya return to Myanmar0

    Anti-Rohingya protest in southeastern Bangladesh turns violent, police among the injured  Thousands of Bengalis protest at Cox’s Bazar in southeastern Bangladesh on March 4 demanding the speedy repatriation of Rohingya Muslims. They also demanded that the refugee camps be properly fenced off, and that jobs be made available to local communities. (Photo by Abdul Aziz/ucanews.com)       Stephan Uttom, Dhaka BangladeshMarch 6, 2019 Thousands

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  • Afghanistan’s new approach towards Pakistan

    Afghanistan’s new approach towards Pakistan0

    Hamid Karzai, former President of Afghanistan, in his 13 year’s Presidency made 20 trips to Pakistan hoping Pakistan would help stabilize Afghanistan. Karzai knew Pakistan ISI’s non-state network backwards because he lived in Pakistan in early 1980s, operating with anti-Soviet Mujahedeen. As President, he even once said if US attacked Pakistan, Afghanistan will side with

  • Minorities in Indian polity

    Minorities in Indian polity0

    The UN Declaration on Minorities, 1992 brings out the need for special attention to the ‘national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities’. The Constitution of India, 1950 does not define ‘minorities’ or mention whom it considers minorities but provides in Part III that the cultural and religious rights of ‘minorities’ must be protected. The National

  • Witness to history

    Witness to history0

    A visit to Dhaka can be an overwhelming experience — not just because of the traffic, pollution, congestion or humidity, but also due to its history. As a Pakistani, I felt remorse, guilt and shame every time I walked into the corridors of Dhaka University. The names of the students, intellectuals and teachers, who died

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  • Biden Admin Official Held Meeting With the Leader of a Fascist Militia in India

    U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Ambassador to India Atul Keshap (back right), deliver remarks to civil society organization representatives in a meeting room at the Leela Palace Hotel in New Delhi, India, on July 28, 2021.JONATHAN ERNST / POOL / AFP via Getty Images By Basav Sen, Foreign Policy in Focus Published

  • Dismantling Global Hindutva (DGH) Conference: A Game-Changer

      Dr Farah Naz 12 Sept, 2021    Strafasia Note: During the last three days, a conference on Dismantling Hindutva was organised globally. Some 48 Universities of North America and Europe sponsored this conference. Universities like Stanford, Chicago, Harvard, Princeton etc. were the sponsors. One of our colleges, Dr. Farah Naz attended the Conference online. She has

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