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  • The Bombay Building That Brought Hindus and Muslims Together to Free India0

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    • February 13, 2019

    By Devyani Nighoskar • FEB 13 2019 Why you should care “Hargiz nameerad aan ke dilaash zinda shud ba-ishq / sabt ast bar jareeda-e-aalam dawam-e-ma.” One whose heart was engrossed in true love cannot die. / He is eternally fixed in the chronicle of earth. Engraved in Nastaliq script on a shining white marble plaque,

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  • US warns India against buying Venezuelan oil0

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    • February 13, 2019

    by Editor February 13, 2019  Washington, February 13 (The Statesman): The hardline US National Security Adviser John Bolton has issued a warning to India against buying Venezuelan oil, saying it “will not be forgotten”. But Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Alberto Arreaza has countered that it was an attempt to impose Washington’s global “dictatorship”. Bolton tweeted on Tuesday:

  • Afghan Taliban announce talks with US in Islamabad: spokesman0

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    • February 13, 2019

    AFPFebruary 14, 2019 The Afghan Taliban said on Wednesday that their negotiators would meet US envoys for talks this month in Islamabad, and also sit down with Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss Afghanistan. The announcement, not immediately confirmed by Washington or Islamabad, comes as America’s chief negotiator tours the globe shoring up support for

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  • Cyber terrorism – how real is its existence?0

        by Shamim Zakaria 8 October 2018   Finding a definition As one among the many different newest modus operandi used by terrorists in recent times, with the boom in the internet one that has come to existence is the term ‘cyber terrorism’. As it’s evident from the word cyber, this new phenomenon of

  • Sri Lanka: A ‘nutty’ call this!0

      N Sathiya Moorthy, 8 October 2018 The last time ‘nuts’ became the talk of high-level political lingo in these parts of the world, it was in 1981. Then Pakistani President, Zia-ul-Haq, was reported as dismissing visiting US counterpart Jimmy Carter’s offer of $ 400-m American aid for two years, as ‘peanuts’. That such a private

  • Disorder in the world0

    by Habib Siddiqui      7 October 2018 The preamble of the United Nations states: “WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and

  • Pakistani poker: Playing Saudi Arabia against China0

    By James M. Dorsey     7 October 2018 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. Desperate for funding to fend off a financial crisis fuelled in part by mounting debt to China, Pakistan is playing a complicated game of poker that could hand Saudi Arabia a strategic victory

  • Privatization of Security Can Derail US-Led Stabilization of Afghanistan0

    OCTOBER 6, 2018 BY M.ASHRAF HAIDARI The Trump administration has recently been encouraged to consider a plan using private military companies (PMC) to maintain security in Afghanistan. According to Blackwater founder Erik Prince, the plan’s primary external supporter, such a force would include 5,500 personnel and a 90-plane ready-to-use air force. Aside from saving American soldiers’ lives, it

  • 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

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  • Indian Politics: — Modi Returns!

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 25 May 2019 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s stunning victory in Indian parliamentary elections marking return of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister have raised apprehensions of it spelling danger signals for Indian secularism as well as democracy. Undeniably, Modi’s term, from 2014 to present, has been marked by saffronization of certain institutions

  • 2019 Election and the Debate Around the Issue of India’s Identity: A ‘Hindutva’ India or ‘Sarvadharma Sambhava’ India?

    By: Rajit Das 22 May 2019 The world’s largest democracy is going through with elections to elect the new prime minister of India. After five years of rule under the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under the leadership of Narendra Modi, the citizens of India are making their voices heard by practicing their democratic franchise of

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