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  • Rohingya flee Myanmar despite repatriation deal0

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    • February 8, 2018

    Exodus to Bangladesh continues because Muslims feel unsafe and struggle for survival in northern Rakhine A Rohingya refugee girl rests at Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh’s Ukhia district on Jan. 26. (Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP) John Zaw, Mandalay Myanmar February 8, 2018 Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims continue to flee Myanmar’s restive Rakhine State for

  • Rakhine state: Hatred and despair in Myanmar’s restive region0

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    • February 8, 2018

    By Jonathan Head South East Asia correspondent 8 February 2018 Climbing a small, scrubby hill behind the little riverside town of Mrauk U, a dreamy landscape reveals itself, of centuries-old stupas wreathed in mist, dotted with farming communities. Anywhere else this spectacular monument would surely be overrun by tourists. But in Mrauk U just a

  • Boosting ties with ‘good neighbours’ in Asean top priority, Chinese defence minister says0

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    • February 8, 2018

    Chang Wanquan tells counterparts that China sees Southeast Asian nations as ‘good friends’ that can ‘prosper and endure shared threats together’ PUBLISHED : Thursday, 08 February, 2018 Kristin Huang https://twitter.com/kristinaberdeen kristin.huang@scmp.com Chang Wanquan, who is also a State Councillor, made the remarks on Tuesday at an informal meeting with defence ministers from the Association of

  • Chinese man shot dead in Karachi attack0

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    • February 6, 2018

    Imtiaz Ali    February 06, 2018 KARACHI: A Chinese national gives Rangers personnel details of the attack on Monday.—Online KARACHI: A Chinese national, working for a local shipping firm in a senior position, was gunned down in what police described as a targeted attack carried out by an unidentified lone assailant on Monday. Another Chinese man with

  • The tipping point for Indian Muslims is not too far away0

    Political leaders are using religion-based population projections to spread Hindutva propaganda.   5-02-2017 Ashok Swain In his inauguration speech, US President Donald Trump pledged to bring an end to “radical Islamic terrorism” from the “face of the earth”. He even went on to sign an executive order on January 27,  imposing temporary travel ban on

  • Is the U.S. Backing a Serious Reformer or Reckless Driver in Riyadh?0

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    • February 5, 2018

      Christopher J. Bolan,  February 5, 2018 Dr. Christopher J. Bolan is Professor of Middle East Security Studies at the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College. Read More   President Donald Trump walks with the Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and

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  • Cyber Securitization: Need of the Hour for Pakistan0

    by Ahyousha Khan November 24, 2017 Security ensures survivability of a state. No state in history has survived without securing itself. However, what is security for a state is debatable. But, most states consider they are secure if their physical boundaries are intact. Nevertheless, the invention of information technology and cyberspace has considerably changed these

  • China’s One Belt One Road Initiatives: India’s Concern and Balancing Act0

      INTRODUCTION One Belt One Road (OBOR) is China’s ambitious and expansionary project announced by Chinese government led by President Xi Jinping in 2013, instantly after elected as a President of People’s Republic of China. This policy emphasized or designed to enhance connectivity and economic interaction between countries of the three continents including Asia, Europe

  • South Asian Nuclear Problem0

    by Syed Zain Jaffery November 23, 2017 In over a decade, India has expanded its nuclear weapons capability, especially after getting a civil nuclear cooperation deal from the United States in 2008. India got this deal as result of a policy shift in the U.S. administration, and that was more likely to contain the emerging China.

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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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