• Chinese Projects in Pakistan Prove Tempting Targets for Terrorist Groups0

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    • February 18, 2018

    Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 16 Issue: 3 By: Sudha Ramachandran February 8, 2018  Chinese workers in Pakistan On December 8, 2017, the Chinese embassy in Islamabad warned its nationals of possible terrorist attacks targeting “Chinese-invested organizations and Chinese citizens” in Pakistan (Dawn, December 8, 2017). It gave no details of how it had come by

  • ‘Imagine No Country Claims You, and Your Own Country Wants to Throw You Into the Sea’0

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    • February 18, 2018

    By Rohini Mohan on 17/02/2018 Rohingya refugees in India are trying to make a better life for themselves while fighting the threat of deportation. Ten-month-old Shafiqa plays with her mother in their hut in a settlement in Narwal, Jammu. Credit: Rohini Mohan Jammu/New Delhi: In the centre of a ramshackle snack shop in the Narwal

  • Zia’s Imprisonment Unifies Bangladeshi Opposition0

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    • February 16, 2018

    Kamran Reza Chowdhury Dhaka   2018-02-14 Supporters and leaders of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party hold a hunger strike in front of the Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka to demand the release of party chief Khaleda Zia from prison, Feb. 14, 2018. BenarNews The imprisonment of Bangladeshi opposition leader Khaleda Zia has unified factions within her

  • Verbal War Heats Up Between India, Pakistan Over Kashmir Gun Battles0

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    • February 16, 2018

    Amin Masoodi     Srinagar, India    2018-02-13 Senior army and Central Reserve Police Force officers carry the coffin of a CRPF member who was killed in an attack by suspected LeT militants, at CRPF headquarters in Srinagar, Feb. 13, 2018. Sheikh Mashooq/BenarNews A war of words between archrivals Pakistan and India escalated Tuesday as security forces

  • Thailand Honors Myanmar’s Military Chief with Medal0

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    • February 16, 2018

      BenarNews staff    Washington     2018-02-16 Myanmar’s military chief, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, speaks during a ceasefire agreement with two ethnic rebel groups at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyidaw, Feb. 13, 2018.  AP Thailand on Friday defended its decision to award the chief of Myanmar’s armed forces a royal decoration, despite allegations

  • China’s Rising Profile in South Asia 20180

    • Blog
    • February 16, 2018

    A commentary by Dan Southerland    2018-02-15 A map showing the location of the Maldives islands in the Indian ocean. RFA China has expanded its presence in the Indian Ocean, causing India to respond with a military build-up and far-reaching diplomatic contacts with potential allies. During and after the time that Indian troops ended a more


  • Challenging the Saudi Crown Prince: Alwaleed bin Talal toughs it out0

    By James M. Dorsey Incarcerated for almost two months in a gilded cage in Riyadh’s luxurious Ritz Carlton Hotel, Saudi billionaire businessman Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal appears to be putting up a fight that could challenge Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s assertion that his two month-old purge of scores of members of the ruling family,

  • The Killing of Ali Abdullah Saleh – Is Peace in Yemen Possible?   1

    By James M. Dorsey Based on remarks at a 19 December 2017 NUS Middle East Institute seminar The Middle East being the Middle East, everything is interrelated. What happens in the region impacts Yemen and what happens in Yemen impacts the region. The crisis in Yemen, like many conflicts in the Middle East, did not

  • Changing Political Horizons in Sri Lanka?0

      by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera “Yet you don’t have any democratic machinery—voting, and so on?” “ Oh, no. Our people would be completely shocked by having to declare that one policy was completely right and another completely wrong.” James Hilton, Lost Horizon The circumstances were right in 1933 for James Hilton to craft the image of

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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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