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‘Sustainable Resolution of the Rohingya Crisis’

Mahfuz Adnan New York, Sept 28 – The activists concerned have called for world conscience to be addressed in a permanent solution to the Rohingya issue, adding that it is important for Myanmar to be extradited to the international court for crimes against humanity. However, with the sources of China, Bangladesh and Myanmar meeting at the UN, however, some are ... Read More »

Pakistan PM warns of ‘bloodbath’ in Kashmir; India PM silent

United Nations, Sep 27 (AP/UNB) — Insisting he wasn’t making a threat, Pakistan’s leader denounced his Indian counterpart on Friday and warned that any war between the nuclear rivals could “have consequences for the world.” India’s prime minister took the opposite approach, skipping any mention at the United Nations of his government’s crackdown in the disputed region of Kashmir. Read More »

Show ‘evidence’ Iran attacked Saudi oil facility: Rouhani

NEW YORK, (BSS/AFP) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani challenged countries who accused Iran of carrying out this month’s attack on a Saudia Arabian oil facility to provide evidence. “Those who make the allegations must provide the needed proof. What is your evidence?” he told reporters in New York, a day after addressing the UN General Assembly. The United States, France, ... Read More »

Talks with Cameron: Suu Kyi lies over Rohingyas’ identity

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, during her conversation with former British prime minister David Cameron, claimed that Rohingyas are not from her country but are Bangladeshis, reports Newsweek. Cameron unveiled a new book on Thursday about his time in office between 2010 and 2016. The book, titled ‘For the Record’, recounts his meeting with Suu Kyi where she ... Read More »

How ‘Hindutva’ Project brings India-Pakistan back to brink

By Abdullah Yusuf Sep 9 2019 (IPS) – August is immensely important in the history of the Asian subcontinent, marking the month that India and Pakistan gained independence from the British in 1947. Now, in 2019, it has once again proved momentous, when, ten days before India’s Independence day celebrations, prime minister Narendra Modi’s government revoked the autonomy of Indian-administered ... Read More »

Is America defeated in Afghanistan?

By Saber Azam Geneva, Sep 5 2019 (IPS) – Following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on American soil, the United States and their allies went to Afghanistan to “smoke out” Osama bin Laden and his Taliban protectors. The most fundamental primary mistake was to let all terrorists flee to Pakistan instead of sealing the border and capturing their main ... Read More »

Suspending UK Parliament a danger to human rights

Government Should Let Parliamentarians Have Their Say on a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit Benjamin Ward Parliament shuttered for five weeks. Threats by senior ministers to ignore the rule of law. And a government seemingly determined to leave the European Union on October 31 without any deal in place, bringing with it disastrous consequences for the rights of people in the UK and ... Read More »

‘Don’t beat us, just shoot us’: Kashmiris say – BBC

By Sameer HashmiBBC News, Kashmir Security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir have been accused of carrying out beatings and torture in the wake of the government’s decision to strip the region of its autonomy. The BBC heard from several villagers who said they were beaten with sticks and cables and given electric shocks. Read More »

Pakistan test-fires surface-to-surface ballistic missile

Pakistan on Wednesday closed three aviation routes of Karachi airspace till August 31, which had promoted speculation about the possible missile testing. Islamabad: Pakistan has successfully test-fired surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Ghaznavi’, capable of delivering multiple warheads up to 290 kms, the Army said on Thursday, amid fresh Indo-Pak tensions after India revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. Read More »