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NATO ‘Bombed’ Libya’s Statehood – Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Courtesy Sputnik Earlier this day, the Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed that Libyan National Army (LNA) leader Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar had left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement with the head of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj. Commenting on the failure to reach a ceasefire agreement between Libyan Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar […]

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UK Judge Forbids Parents to Protest Outside of Schools Against Sodomy Lessons for Children

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Courtesy Russian Insider Justice Warby stipulated that the restriction “does not amount to unlawful discrimination against the protesters” Despite Ofsted declaring the lessons to be “age-appropriate”, some families have claimed that classes teaching LGBT education to their children are in contradiction to their religious outlook and are not appropriate for students of ages 4 to […]

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Renowned Hindi author Ganga Prasad Vimal dies in road accident in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, December 25th, 2019

Courtesy PTI The 80-year-old author was travelling along with his family in a van, which crashed into a container truck. COLOMBO:  Renowned Hindi author Ganga Prasad Vimal and his two family members were killed in a road accident in southern Sri Lanka, police said on Wednesday. The 80-year-old author was travelling along with his family […]

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Lawyer Christopher Staker’s full transcript in Myanmar defense against genocide lawsuit

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

elevenmyanmar.com The following is the full excerpt of Christopher Staker for the defense of Myanmar against The Gambia’s accusations of genocide at The International Court of Justice, The Hague, Netherlands on December 11 2019. LACK OF PRIMA FACIE JURISDICTION OF THE COURT; LACK OF PRIMA FACIE STANDING OF THE GAMBIA; INAPPROPRIATENESS OF THE PROVISIONAL MEASURES […]

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Tokyo goes it alone in support of Myanmar and Cambodia

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

SAKI HAYASHI, Nikkei staff writer Courtesy Nikkei Asian Review Japan offers economic aid with eye on crucial sea lanes in the region Buddhist monks carry the Cambodian and Japanese flags. Japan provided assistance to the Southeast Asian country after its leading opposition party was dissolved.   © Reuters TOKYO — Japan is digging in deeper in support […]

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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s ICJ speech in full

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Courtesy THE MYANMAR TIMES Thank you, Mr President and Members of the Court. It is an honour to appear as Agent of the Union of the Republic of Myanmar in these proceedings, in my capacity as Union Minister of Foreign Affairs. For materially less resourceful countries like Myanmar, the World Court is a vital refuge […]

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yanmar: Thousands Rally for Aung San Suu Kyi Ahead of Hague Court Hearing

Monday, December 9th, 2019

VOA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlN8NJ2fMZQ Thousands of supporters waved banners and colorful portraits of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi, Saturday, December 7, in an ostentatious show of their loyalty on the eve of her departure for the U.N.’s top court to face genocide charges over the Rohingya crisis. The Myanmar leader is set to testify at the International […]

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JUSTICE DENIED: THE REALITY OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (ICC)

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

Dr David Hoile Courtesy: Africa Research Centre shows how the ICC has ignored all European or Western human rights abuses in conflicts such as those in Afghanistan and Iraq or human rights abuses by Western client states. The Africa Research Centre published Justice Denied: The Reality of the International Criminal Court, a 610-page study of […]

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What the World can learn from Japan and China

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

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Taming the Dalit Panthers? Dalit Politics in Tamilnadu’

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Gorringe, H Courtesy Journal of South Asian Development Vol. 2 (1): pp51-73 Abstract: Although Dalit orators and slogans threaten (or promise) to ‘turn Tamilnadu on its head’, the 2006 state elections offer Dalit analysts pause for thought. In compromising its principles and allying with established parties, the Dalit Panther Iyyakkam (Movement) – the largest Dalit […]

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Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, had visited Sri Lanka

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, November 10: The 550 th. anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak, a 16 th.Century Indian saint who founded Sikhism, was celebrated all over the world on November 9. Today, Sikhism is the fifth largest organized religion with 30 million followers across the globe. The anniversary was marked by the […]

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The Blossoming Of A Greater Eurasian Partnership-The RCEP train left the station, and India, behind

Monday, November 11th, 2019

By Pepe Escobar Courtesy Asia Times The biggest story at ASEAN was the convergence of moves toward Asia integration, leaving Delhi out for now November 08, 2019 “Information Clearing House” -A pan-Asia high-speed train has left the station – and India – behind. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which would have been the largest […]

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Mixed-race soldier, 48, sues MOD for £100,000 claiming he was forced from his job after being compared to Scaramanga’s henchman Nick Nack by a comrade

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Courtesy  RICHARD SPILLETT FOR MAILONLINE Former TA reservist launches High Court claim over alleged racist taunts His lawyer tells court that comrades acted as if ‘it was 20 or 30 years ago’ Army vehemently denies racism in its ranks, saying the comments were ‘banter’ The issue is set to be decided by a High Court […]

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Do victims and descendants in former European colonies have a legal right to reparatory justice?

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

Viewpoint by Manish Uprety F.R.A.S. and Jainendra Karn Courtesy quora.com And do those who had committed these crimes, and who have been enriched by the proceeds of these crimes, have a reparatory case to answer? How Reparations Can Help Eradicate Poverty and Secure SDGs Photo: Mother in shreds of clothing with child begging on the […]

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Syrian Democratic Forces say Baghdadi’s underwear was DNA tested before raid

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia October 29 (Reuters) – Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s underpants were obtained by an undercover source and DNA tested to prove his identity before an operation by U.S. forces to kill him, an advisor to the Syrian Democratic Forces said on Monday. Polat Can, a senior advisor to the Kurdish-led SDF, gave […]

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Largehearted Bangladesh pays a heavy price for hosting Rohingyas

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Dhaka, September 12 (The Daily Star): Bangladesh today hosts the biggest refugee camp in the world. It became so, suddenly and brutally. The flow of refugees was not a trickle but a monsoon flood. But unlike many countries of the world, we (Bangladeshis) rose to the occasion. It was with the warmest of […]

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Libya gave the world a unique treaty which should be copied by all ex-colonial powers

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Courtesy Middle East  Muammar Gaddafi [File photo] Dr Mustafa Fetouri August 29, 2019 at 4:43 pm Friday 30 August is the 11th anniversary of the treaty signed by Libya and Italy on Friendship, Partnership and Cooperation bringing to an end a long, turbulent chapter of relations between Rome and its former colony. It is not […]

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Video Why are people in the US living shorter lives?

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

BBC White people in the US without degrees are living shorter lives due to drug abuse and alcoholism. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/business-49437287/why-are-people-in-the-us-living-shorter-lives

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Najib Razak 1MDB: Malaysia’s former PM faces biggest trial yet

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Courtesy BBC Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has gone on trial again over an alleged multibillion-dollar fraud involving a government fund. Mr Najib is facing several trials over the state investment fund 1MDB – this is the most significant covering 21 counts of money-laundering and four of abuse of power. Prosecutors say he received […]

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Congress leader and ex-Indian Finance Minister P.Chidambaram held in INX Media money laundering case

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia New Delhi, August 21 (The Hindu): Former Indian Finance Minister P. Chidambaram was detained by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) late on August 21, in the INX Media money laundering case soon after he reached his Jor Bagh in New Delhi following a dramatic appearance at a press conference at AICC headquarters. […]

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The House is in cession

Monday, August 12th, 2019

ABHINAV CHANDRACHUD Courtesy The Hindu BusinessLine The last and final amendment of Article 19(2) of the Indian Constitution, brought in to prevent the use of ballots to break away from the Union, had a specific target In 1963, Article 19(2) of the Constitution was amended for the last and final time, and the words ‘the […]

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Welcomes Union Territory Status On Ladakh

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Courtesy NDTV The Sri Lankan Prime Minister added that Ladakh’s creation as a Union Territory and its consequential restructuring is “India”s internal matter”. COLOMBO:  Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday welcomed the Central government’s move to confer Union Territory status on Ladakh, a region with a Buddhist majority. Taking to Twitter, Mr Wickremesinghe […]

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Why Is the U.S. Never Deemed ‘Unsafe’ as a Travel Destination?

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Rosie Spinks, Courtesy Skift n the wake of a tragedy, destinations are hugely beholden to the public perception of how safe it is to travel there, regardless of the reality on the ground. But the United States — which has experienced more mass shootings than there are days in 2019 — is unfairly exempt from […]

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How Smaller States are Choosing Sides in the Indian Ocean

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

BY VIRAJ SOLANKI  & ANTOINE LEVESQUES Courtesy defenseone From Sri Lanka to Kenya, governments try to balance major-power influence — except in arms purchases. As India and China have intensified their geopolitical interestin the Indian Ocean, the region’s smaller states have aimed to balance their political relations with these major powers. But in at least one realm of […]

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Hindu Human Rights Activist Faces Sedition Trial For Telling Trump About Minority Persecution In Bangladesh

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

by Swarajya Staff Courtesy Swarajyamag Donald Trump,Bangladesh,Hindu activist,priya saha,minority activist,hindus in bangladesh, Priya Saha at the White House (Pic via Twitter) A Bangladeshi minister, Obaidul Quader, has stated that the organising secretary of the Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council (HBCUC), Priya Saha, will face trial on the charge of sedition for her remarks about minority […]

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What Is Really Happening In Xinjiang

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

by Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan Recently, I was surprised to notice that some politicians and media in the western countries continuously attacked China’s policy in Xinjiang, falsely claiming that a large number of concentration camps” violating human rights have been established there. But what is the true story? The Grand Bazar (market) in Urumqi, Xinjiang, 2018 […]

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Abduct and convert: Plight of Hindus in rural Pakistan

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

By Kamal Siddiqi Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Karachi, July 16 (The Express Tribune): This month a teenage Hindu girl, Payal Kumari, was abducted by her teacher from district Thatta. Police looked the other way as Payal went missing for several days before appearing to record her statement at a madrassa. Payal joins the thousands of Hindu girls […]

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China, Pakistan and Russia gain foothold in Afghanistan

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express As troubled Afghanistan moves towards a partial withdrawal of American troops; an end to violence; and a political solution, the presence or influence of China, Russia and Pakistan in that country has increased perceptibly. Despite its accusation that Pakistan is not doing enough to contain terrorism on its soil and also in […]

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Hong Kong, a Part of China, Shall Allow No External Interference

Monday, July 15th, 2019

by Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan What happened recently in Hong Kong Autonomous Region (SAR) of China has shocked the world. On 1 July, the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to mainland China, some riots with the dressed lie of democracy, acted like cruel extremists, broke into the Legislative Council building of Hong Kong, and vandalized […]

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Ten Years After The US-Backed Coup in Honduras

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Free Speech TV GUEST: Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle, member of the Honduras Solidarity Network. BACKGROUND: June 28th marks the tenth anniversary of the US-backed coup in Honduras that ousted democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya and unleashed a new chapter of violence in the Central American nation.  The coup was backed by the Obama Administration and especially by then State-Secretary Hillary Clinton. […]

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