• Pakistani court orders release of alleged mastermind of Mumbai attacks0

    • Blog
    • November 23, 2017

    Ruling on Hafiz Saeed, who has a $10m US bounty on his head, is likely to worsen Pakistani relations with Washington  Hafiz Saeed waves to supporters as he leaves court in Lahore. Photograph: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images Sune Engel Rasmussen Wednesday 22 November 2017 10.59 ESTLast modified on Wednesday 22 November 2017 11.24 EST A Pakistani court has ordered the

  • Tillerson: Myanmar Guilty of “Ethnic Cleansing”0

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    • November 23, 2017

    November 22, 2017 | K. M. Michelle Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty The Newsletter Get exclusive analysis delivered to your inbox daily. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Myanmar is guilty of “ethnic cleansing” in its crackdown on minority Muslim Rohingya, driving more than half a million refugees to neighboring Bangladesh. Although previously restrained in his description

  • India: Rahul Gandhi set to become Congress President!0

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    • November 22, 2017

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal November 22, 2017 Putting to rest all speculation and debate, Rahul Gandhi, MP, now the youngest member of Nehru dynasty that ruled India for years since its independence in 1947, is all set to take over as the president of Indian National Congress party from his mother, Sonia Gandhi. The high

  • Indian corruption: CPM-CPI ties in Kerala strained over transport minister Chandy ouster!0

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    • November 22, 2017

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal November 22, 2017 It appears that the Communist factions in the ruling Left coalition government are looking for opportunities to fight over them, washing dirty linen in public. This presents the leftism and their government in a shabby manner. CPI (Communist Party of India) and CPM (Communist Party of India -Marxist)

  • Tehran Is Winning the War for Control of the Middle East0

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    • November 22, 2017

    And there’s no indication that, despite Mohammed bin Salman’s bold moves, Saudi Arabia stands a chance of turning the tide. By Jonathan Spyer | November 21, 2017 Then-Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G-20 opening ceremony in Hangzhou, China on Sep. 4, 2016. (Nicolas Asfouri/Pool/Getty Images) Saudi Arabia appears to be on a


    F R Chowdhury In Pakistan, after the Supreme Court verdict on Panama papers corruption charges, the prime minister resigned without a word. Not only that, he was scared of being arrested, and he left the country. In Bangladesh after the verdict of the Supreme Court that went against the government, the chief justice had to


  • Strengthening Right to Information in South Asia

    Strengthening Right to Information in South Asia0

    All eyes were on Kathmandu last week as Nepal hosted the 18th annual SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Summit from Nov. 22-27, 2014. The annual meeting, convening the heads of state of the eight member nations – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka – focused this year on the

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  • The Rohingyas – Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide, book review

    The scale and nature of the violence unleashed by the Myanmar authorities against the Rohingya have prompted a top United Nations official to describe the operation as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Human Rights Watch has concurred, and Amnesty International has called for an investigation into these criminal acts. The violence, underpinned by the

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