• 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


  • A game of chess: Gulf crisis expands into the Horn of Africa0

      By James M. Dorsey        January 3, 2018 The six-month-old Gulf crisis has expanded to the Horn Africa, potentially fuelling simmering regional conflicts. Renewed fears of heightened tension in the Horn, a region pockmarked by foreign military bases that straddles key Indian Ocean trade roots with its 4,000-kilometre coastline, was sparked by

  • Afghanistan Mining Potential, Challenges And Way Forward0

    By Mohammad Ismail Amin       January 2, 2018 Afghanistan’s strategic location is not only of an immense importance but also the tremendous natural resources the country possesses. According to AISA research, there are various types of valuable minerals in Afghanistan that are yet to be unearthed. Afghanistan potential as a rich country in terms

  • What’s the UN doing to Stopping Genocide of the Rohingyas of Myanmar?0

    By  Habib Siddiqui     January 1, 2017   One of the sinister methods employed to justify genocide has been to deny the history of the targeted victims. And that is what the criminal Buddhists within the apartheid state of Myanmar has been doing for nearly 70 years since earning independence from Britain on January 4, 1948.

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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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