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  • India Accuses British Rohingya Man As Al-Qaeda Terror Group Operative0

      April 13, 2018 BenarNews  By Jhumur Deb A British Rohingya man has been charged with helping the al-Qaeda extremist group build its base in the Indian sub-continent, according to a charge sheet drawn up by India’s top counter terror agency. Suspect Samiun Rahman, 28, fought for al-Qaeda in Syria, then travelled to Bangladesh and

  • Hindu protests against Rohingya intensify in India’s Jammu0

    Protesters demand government deport some 5,000 refugees living in makeshift shanties Protesters march through the streets of Jammu city demanding the deportation of Rohingya from Jammu and Kashmir state on April 11. (Photo by Umar Manzoor Shah) Umar Manzoor Shah, Jammu India April 12, 2018 Hundreds of Hindus marched on the streets of Jammu city

  • Sri Lanka’s Muslims fear more reprisals after riots0

    Religious tensions still high as Muslims compete with Buddhists for business and army allegedly turns blind eye to attacks A man stands inside a mosque on April 6 that was set on fire in Pallekelle, Kandy during the clashes in March. (Photo by Quintus Colombage/ucanews.com) Quintus Colombage, Kandy Sri Lanka April 13, 2018 Hundreds of

  • Muslims Will Enter Your House As Brothers, Leave as Lovers, BJP MLA Warns Hindus0

    Urging Hindus to not allow Muslim men in their houses, Banwari Lal Singhal further said Meo Muslims are the ‘Naxalites’ of Alwar. Banwari Lal Singhal. Credit: Facebook Shruti Jain Communalism 12/Apr/2018 Jaipur: Banwari Lal Singhal, a BJP MLA from Alwar (Urban), in his latest controversial statement during a community meeting in the city, charged Muslims of being

  • 15 Big Ideas to Operationalize America’s Indo-Pacific Strategy0

    Eric Sayers    April 6, 2018 The Trump administration has offered a strong vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific, but without a bold set of policy and budget initiatives to make it real, it risks becoming yet another empty concept. The first year of the administration saw a reaffirmation of Bush and Obama-era policies

  • New Nationalist Movement Emerges From Pakistan’s Pashtun Protests0

    April 11, 2018   Abubakar Siddique Manzoor Pashteen, leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement, addressing a protest gathering in Peshawar on April 8. A new movement demanding security for Pakistan’s ethnic Pashtun minority is transforming into a nationalist struggle with long-term consequences for the country’s politics, security, society, and foreign policy. On April 8, tens of

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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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