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  • Crisis Group: The Long Haul Ahead for Myanmar’s Rohingya Refugee Crisis0

    Crisis Group   Report 296 / Asia 16 May 2018 The Long Haul Ahead for Myanmar’s Rohingya Refugee Crisis More than 700,000 Rohingya refugees from brutal military operations in Myanmar are stuck in Bangladesh, with returns to Myanmar unlikely soon and Bangladeshi goodwill being tested. In Myanmar, international partners must be allowed access to northern

  • The Rohingya Have Fled One Crisis for Another0

    As the monsoon season looms, hundreds of thousands of refugees are living in overcrowded Bangladeshi refugee camps at risk of an imminent cholera outbreak. By Sophie Cousins*  May 15, 2018 Rohingya refugees in Balukhali camp on January 13, 2018 in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images) KUTUPALONG-BALUKHALI REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh — Lukia fled Myanmar with

  • India-China Relations in the Age of Xi Jinping0

    Amid global uncertainty, China’s Xi adopts a conciliatory approach with India’s Modi – a timeout for the two rivals Shyam Saran Tuesday, May 15, 2018 From Doklam to Wuhan: Indian Premier Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet for informal summit at Wuhan eight months after the border standoff at Doklam in 2017 NEW

  • Kashmir seeks conflict ceasefire0

    Clashes have marred daily life in the Indian Muslim-majority region Indian security personnel react during a gunbattle between security forces and suspected rebels in Srinagar on May 5. (Photo by Habib Naqash/AFP) Umar Manzoor Shah, Sirnagar  India May 14, 2018 Jammu and Kashmir state has asked the Indian federal government to seek a ceasefire between

  • Bangladeshi rappers wield rhymes as a weapon, with Tupac as their guide0

    Rapper Skibkhan in the video for ‘Shob Chup,’ which condemns the culture of silence around poverty and inequality in Bangladesh. YouTube Mubashar Hasan, University of Oslo Bangladesh, which became independent from Pakistan in 1971, is a young country. Only 7 percent of the 160 million people in this South Asian country – which is home

  • Diplomat involved in Islamabad accident leaves Pakistan, confirms US embassy0

      ISLAMABAD: Military Attache Col Joseph Emanuel Hall left for the United States on Monday evening, the US Embassy confirmed. On April 7, Colonel Joseph Emanuel Hall ran a red light and rammed into a motorcycle killing a Pakistani civilian. He was let go by police officials in Islamabad after the accident as the law

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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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