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Book review: Exploring the underemphasized reflections on BRI

Political scientists Alan Chong and Quang Min Pham bring with their edited volume, Critical Reflections on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (Palgrave MacMillan, 2020),...
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Meet former Guantanamo bay prisoner now negotiating withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan

Mullah Muhammad Nabi Omari spent twelve years in the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison before meeting the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for the...
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Tinder seeks ‘meaningful conversation’ with the PTA after ban

Tinder has announced that it seeks to hold a “meaningful conversation” with the PTA (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) to discuss the application’s “moderation efforts” after...
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Imran Khan speaks with Hasina Wajed: Bold Initiative towards Bangladesh?

Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan on Wednesday expressed his desire for “closer and fraternal” relations with Bangladesh, by speaking to the PM, Sheikh...
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Furious Nepal bans Indian news as tensions heighten

Cable operators in Nepal have stopped airing all private Indian news channels. India's national news network Doordarshan has however been exempted from this ban.The ban was...
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Rohingya in Bangladesh plead for cemeteries

A Rohingya rights group has asked the Bangladeshi refugee commissioner's office to allocate a plot of land for members of the minority group to...
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China domesticated the “India tiger” thanks to a reckless Modi

The state-sponsored cultivation of hyper-nationalist sentiment is a dangerous tiger that few leaders in history have ever been able to tame, something that Modi...
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Second global wave of coronavirus nigh amid cases in New Zealand and China

More than two dozen new coronavirus cases in China and the first New Zealand infections in almost a month on Tuesday underlined the immense...
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Australian PM airs concerns over China death sentence to citizen

Australia's prime minister expressed concern Monday after an Australian man was sentenced to death, in a case that could further inflame tensions between Beijing...
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Malaysia pulls out of Hajj due to coronavirus fears

Malaysia on Thursday pulled out of the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca over coronavirus fears days after neighbouring Indonesia, the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation,...
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Origin of Rohingya coronavirus: Myanmar or Bangladesh?

Bangladesh and Myanmar are at odds over the origin of two coronavirus cases confirmed among the latter’s Rohingya community.The dispute started when Myanmar’s Health...
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Lockdown lifted in Bangladesh despite pandemic’s rampage

Bangladesh lifted its coronavirus lockdown Sunday, with millions heading back to work in densely populated cities and towns even as the country logged a...
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How Muslims are controlling the corona spread? Saudi, Iran, Singapore, Jordan vs Pakistan

The spread of Coronavirus has brought the whole world to an unruly apocalyptic regime. Today, no one can find the right balance between work...
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Malaysia says won’t be ‘garbage dump’ as it returns waste

Malaysia has sent back 150 shipping containers of plastic waste to mostly wealthier nations, with the Southeast Asian country saying Monday it would not...
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Bangladesh Chief Justice charged with corruption

AFP| Bangladesh's anti-graft office has charged the former chief justice with corruption nearly two years after he fled the country saying he was forced to...
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Sri Lanka blasts: what we know so far

AFP |Sri Lanka was rocked Sunday by a series of deadly blasts that killed more than 290 people and injured hundreds more. Here is...
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Sri Lanka bombings: The ugliest side of asymmetrical warfare

News Analysis |A series of highly coordinated bomb attacks on churches and hotels rattled Sri Lanka and rest of the world leaving nearly 200...
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‘Horrific’, ‘cruel’, ‘sad’: World leaders react to Sri Lanka blasts

AFP |Religious and world leaders have condemned a series of blasts in Sri Lanka that killed more than 290 people on Sunday, including dozens...
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Police suspect Islamist terrorists for Sri Lanka Easter attack

AFP |At least 290 are now known to have died in a series of bomb blasts that tore through churches and luxury hotels in...
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Indian soldier kills three comrades in Kashmir

AFP |A paramilitary trooper in Indian-administered Kashmir shot dead three of his comrades early Thursday, officials said, as fresh violence raged in the restive...
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South Asian-ness of Media: A similarity beyond borders

Farah Adeed |What differentiates people living in Pakistan from those living in India? What are the distinctive traits of those living in Bangladesh and Nepal?...
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MBS must walk geopolitical tightrope during Asian tour

James M Dorsey |Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s three-nation tour of Asia is as much about demonstrating he stands tall – despite Western...
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Pakistan – Bangladesh diminishing hope for better ties?

Sheikh Hasina Wajid and her Awami League have once again won general elections in Bangladesh, held on December 30, 2018. This is her re-election...
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Two monks shot dead as violence flares in Thailand’s deep south

AFP |Gunmen in Thailand's deep south shot dead two Buddhist monks and wounded two others inside a temple, police said Saturday, capping a week...
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Myanmar ‘too slow’ in allowing Rohingya return: UN chief

AFP |UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday criticized as "too slow" Myanmar's efforts to allow the return of Rohingya Muslim refugees, describing the lack...
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Bangladesh garment workers reject pay rise, stage protests

News Desk |Several thousand garment workers took to the streets in Bangladesh on Monday, rejecting a pay hike in the crucial export industry as...
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Tajikistan is ready to provide cheap electricity to Pakistan – Envoy

News Desk |The Rawalpindi Chamber Of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) on Friday, 11th January hosted a farewell ceremony for the outgoing Ambassador of Tajikistan, H.E...
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Taliban-US talks in trouble from Kabul’s role in ceasefire

News Analysis |The much-hyped talks between the United States and the Afghan Taliban appear to be in trouble due to an “agenda disagreement”. The...
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What does Sheikh Hasina’s power consolidation for the third time mean for Pakistan?

News Analysis |Sheikh Hasina Wajid has secured a landslide victory in Bangladesh general election virtually clean sweeping almost entire of the contested seats. The...
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Bangladesh’s Hasina gets landslide win as opposition demands new vote

AFP |Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina got a landslide win in a general election Sunday that was marred by opposition claims of vote-rigging and...

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Once upon a Virus: Chinese state media makes fun of US

Chinese state media network, has released a video that mocks the United States' coronavirus response. It tries to 'expose' and belittle Trump Administration's claims...

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