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  • Russia and Taliban deny US claims of working together0

    25 March 2018 Media captionGen John Nicholson: “We know that the Russians are involved” Russia and the Taliban have separately rejected comments made by the head of US forces in Afghanistan that Moscow has been supporting, and even supplying weapons to, the insurgent group. Gen John Nicholson told the BBC last week he had seen

  • Assam: NRC and Illegal Migrants Controversy0

    Mar 24, 2018 Guwahati Related news: NRC being updated in fair and transparent manner: Rijiju Updating the National Register for Citizens in Assam is slowing rural housing and jobs schemes For four decades in the interests of vote-bank politics both the State and Central governments have indulged in political brinkmanship on the vital issue of

  • Brotherhood Of The Damned: Shabqadar, Pakistan And The (Re)-Making Of Taliban In Afghanistan0

    pakistanpoint.com   By Andrew Fraser   26/3/2018   Canadian Millitary Journal The resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan has generated not only a determined insurgency, but also the extraordinary emergence of suicide bombing as a method of warfare in the region. Beginning in 2004, Canadian ISAF forces alone were the target of nearly 40 suicide bombings. The

  • Sympathy fading in Bangladesh for Rohingya refugees1

    Local Muslims are also struggling to survive and growing to resent the ‘favoritism’ shown to persecuted ethnic group Rohingya children carry firewood for cooking from nearby forests in Balukhali refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar on March 17. (Photo by Stephan Uttom/ucanews.com) Stephan Uttom, Cox’s Bazar and Rock Ronald Rozario, Dhaka  Bangladesh March 22, 2018 In the middle

  • India: Muslims Welcome Move To Modernize Islamic Schools0

       March 22, 2018   UCAN By Umar Manzoor Shah Muslim groups in India have welcomed a federal government move to modernize traditional Islamic schools so they can do more than teach students Islam-centered subjects and languages. Indian child rights groups recommend providing a broader curriculum at over 40,000 madrasas, the traditional Islamic schools that dot

  • Ultranationalist Buddhist Rhetoric In Sri Lanka1

      By RSIS   22/3/2018 Anti-Muslim sentiments in Sri Lanka can be attributed to the spread of ultranationalist Buddhist rhetoric propagated by Buddhist extremist groups which use Buddhism to justify their narrative. The ambivalent nature of religion allows it to be interpreted by its adherents both as a source of violence and a source of peace. By

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  • Hanif Attmar´s Saudi Visit- A timely Endeavor0

    Ahmadullah Archiwal    3/3/2018 Amid the efforts of bringing stability and accelerating peace process by the Afghan government, Afghanistan National Security Adviser paid a three days official visit to Saudi Arabia on the invitation of Saudi Crown Prince and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Muhammad Ben Sulman, on February 21, 2018. Atmar´s visit bears importance

  • The Middle East’s nuclear technology clock starts ticking0

      By James M. Dorsey    3/3/2018 The Middle East’s nuclear technology clock is ticking as nations pursue peaceful capabilities that potentially leave the door open to future military options. Concern about a nuclear arms race is fuelled by uncertainty over the future of Iran’s 2015 nuclear agreement, a seeming US willingness to weaken its

  • Cries mounted for reviving Nabin Chandra Bardoloi Library0

    By Nava Thakuria   1/3/2018 Persistent voices are being raised to revive a historic public library cum hall at the heart of Guwahati city and popular demands are floated for using the space for occasional and selected public gatherings. The library, surrounded by Cotton University, Handique Girls’ College, Gauhati High Court, State Museum, Ravindra Bhawan etc,

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  • Bangladesh: Will this country become Pakistan or Kashmir?

      1. A political group is spreading the perception that the country will again become Pakistan if Awami League loses control of Bangladesh. They even suggested a label “Banglastan” for this supposed nation which transforms into an improvised Pakistan in the East. But symptomatically it appears to become another Kashmir, or in a classical sense

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