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  • Imran Khan’s battles have only just begun, after Pakistan’s ‘dirtiest election’0

    Katharine Adeney, University of Nottingham The votes cast in Pakistan’s election are still being counted (or rigged, as some allege). But it is already clear that Imran Khan, leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will be the next prime minister. The previous governing party, Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N is trailing badly and the PPP, led by

  • Dhaka cafe attack haunts society, yields useful lessons0

      Two years after worst attack in Bangladesh’s history, suspects brought to justice and police better at curbing militant threats Bangladeshi soldiers march in front of the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe in the Gulshan diplomatic area of Dhaka in this July 2, 2016 file photo. Five militants armed with guns, bombs and knives massacred 20 cafe guests, mostly foreigners, in

  • Bangladesh: Briton Cleared in Café Attack Lingers in Jail0

    By Kamran Reza Chowdhury on Jul 26, 2018 A Dhaka court on Thursday again denied bail to a British man jailed for two years in the Holey Artisan café attack although police had cleared him of suspicion this week, while legal experts warned that securing his freedom could be a lengthy process. The Chief Metropolitan

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  • Sri Lanka And the World: Whither Political Prudence? 0

    June 2, 2018 By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera There is piercing hopelessness for the future when listening to certain political rhetoric in Sri Lanka. The International Workers Day, a day to remember workers’ rights, was initiated from the 1886 Haymarket affair in Chicago. It grew from a general strike for the eight-hour workday and has over time

  • Sri Lanka: TNA deserves a positive response0

      N Sathiya Moorthy  5 June 2018 In a recent interview to a Tamil newspaper, M A Sumanthiran, TNA parliamentarian and international spokesman, has made an offer that sections of the Sinhala polity truly desirous of a political solution to the ‘ethnic issue’ cannot resist. Unless the idea of a new Constitution is to use the

  • Sri Lanka – The sinner and the stone-pelter0

      N Sathiya Moorthy    Colombo     3 June 2018 As more skeletons keep tumbling out of the ‘bonds scam’ cupboard, it is becoming increasingly clear that very few political parties and fewer still of their leaders, especially elected representatives, may have dipped their fingers in the till than believed so far. If President Maithiripala Sirisena-led SLFP’s

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