• Former president rattles Sri Lanka’s political status quo0

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    • February 13, 2018

    Rajapaksa calls for ruling coalition to dissolve parliament after his party’s landslide victory in local elections Mahinda Rajapaksa addresses a press conference with his party leaders on Feb. 12 in Colombo. He called on the government to dissolve parliament immediately. (Photo by S. Kumar) Quintus Colombage, Colombo Sri Lanka February 13, 2018 Sri Lanka’s political landscape has been

  • Hindu hardliners attack Indian Christian schools1

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    • February 13, 2018

    Archbishop in Madhya Pradesh accuses militants of trying to impose their own distorted view of nationalism on others Police question young Hindus outside St. Mary’s College in Madhya Pradesh state on Jan. 4 after they tried to stage a nationalistic ritual inside the Catholic college. (Photo provided) Saji Thomas, Bhopal India February 13, 2018 Hindu hardliners have

  • Maldives crisis: a bitter religious divide comes to the fore0

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    • February 13, 2018

    Protesting for political freedom outside the Supreme Court in Malé. Dying Regime via Flickr, CC BY Andreas Johansson, Lund University The Maldives is a tourist paradise. The island chain of 26 atolls attracts more than 1.5m visitors every year. But alongside the clear blue waters and perfect beaches, this is a country riven with deep


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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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