• Indian govt blamed over fate of missing Muslim student0

    • Blog
    • October 18, 2018

      Call for a thorough investigation of hard-line Hindu students who scuffled with Najeeb Ahmed before he disappeared Fatima Nafees, mother of Najeeb Ahmed who went missing from Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2016, cries as she addresses a protest march in New Delhi on Oct 15 which marked the second year of the disappearance of

  • Rohingya fear death as India begins deportation0

    • Blog
    • October 18, 2018

      Modi government accused of ignoring international obligations as 40,000 face return to uncertain future in Myanmar Supporters of the ruling pro-Hindu party BJP demonstrate on March 23 in the West Bengal state capital Kolkata against what they call the infiltration of Rohingya Muslim minorities into India. (Photo by IANS) Umar Manzoor Shah, New Delhi  India October

  • Xinjiang official defends ‘education centres’ for Uighur Muslims0

    • Blog
    • October 17, 2018

    16 October 2018 The top official in China’s Xinjiang region has given the most detailed description yet of the alleged use of internment camps for Uighur Muslims. In an interview with state media, Shohrat Zakir said the “vocational education” centres were proving effective in staving off terrorism. He said “trainees” were grateful for the opportunity


  • Pakistan-US Relations: Resettlement or Re-Stalemate0

    by Hareem Aqdas      5 October 2018 Pakistan-US relations have witnessed a severe decline especially after January 2018. Earlier this month, US Secretary of State, Mr. Mike Pompeo, who was accompanied by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Joseph Dunford, stayed in Islamabad for nearly five hours during which he met Prime

  • Achieving religious harmony in a world of fear and populism0

    By James M. Dorsey       5 October 2018 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. Edited version of remarks made at the Inter-Religious Organization Singapore, 1 October 2018 This is a tough time for men and women of the cloth, at least those whose message is one


    by N.S. Venkataraman          5 October 2018 Indian Agriculture sector employs more than 50% of the total workforce in India and contributes 17 to 18 % of the country’s GDP. 70 percent of its rural households still depends primarily on agriculture for their survival. India has been witnessing repeated scenes of thousands

  • Bangladesh: SDG implementation: Ensuring localisation and inclusiveness0

    Shamsul Alam | October 04, 2018  Successful implementation of SDGs in Bangladesh will largely hinge on how effectively it is integrated into national planning as well as localisation at district and upazila levels. At national level SDGs are fully integrated into the national development plan and strategies. The implementation at macro level is in full

  • Journalist’s disappearance challenges fragile Middle Eastern pragmatism0

          By James M. Dorsey   3 October 2018 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. Saudi Arabia and Turkey, despite being on opposite sides of Middle Eastern divides, are cooperating in Syria to enable youth and women to acquire skills that would either allow them to

  • Bhutan’s Happiness Saga0

    Photo credit: Uplift Connect   Rashed Nabi        2 October 2018 Bhutan ardently advocates for happiness as the ultimate measure of a nation’s progress, but its own happiness record is barely persuasive of it. In the 2018 rankings of the World Happiness Report (WHR), it was ranked in underperforming 97th place out of 156

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