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MH370 hunt may resume if new evidence found: Malaysian PM

AFP | The hunt for Flight MH370 may resume if new evidence comes to light, Malaysia's prime minister said Wednesday, as a private search for...

“Saffronization” of India: US Federal Commission Report

News Analysis | Religious freedom conditions witnessed a "downward trend" in India last year, as Hindu-nationalist groups sought to "saffronize" it through violence, intimidation, and...

China-Philippine set to settle bilateral disputes on the South China Sea

News Analysis | Philippine Foreign Secretary, Alan Peter Cayetano felw to China on March 20, 2018 to pursue talks on possible joint development projects in...

India’s unprovoked violence kills three Kashmiri young men

News Analysis | Indian forces have killed three Kashmiri youths in the city of Islamabad in Kashmir, on March 12, 2018, according to local and...

Attempted Spy Assassination in UK: Is Russia responsible?

News Analysis | Britain will respond appropriately if evidence confirms the role of the Russian state in the nerve attack on Russia ex-spy and his...

Saudi Crown Prince’s limitations on putting the genie back in the...

James M Dorsey | Valentine’s Day in Riyadh and Islamabad as well as parts of Indonesia and Malaysia puts into sharp relief Saudi Arabia’s ability...

Chinese demands to Malaysia highlight China’s growing challenges!

James M. Dorsey |  A Chinese demand for the extradition of 11 Uyghurs from Malaysia puts the spotlight on China’s roll-out of one of the...

Pakistan issues visa on arrival to tourists from ‘friendly’ countries

News Analysis | In light of increasing tourism and a much better security situation, the government of Pakistan has decided to issues visa on arrival...

Malaysia becomes first international country to ban Padmavat

News Desk | Malaysia has become the first international country to ban the screening of ‘Padmavat’ after its Film Censorship Board placed the movie in...

Muslims in Asia protest against Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Reuters | Several thousand protesters in Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia rallied on Friday to condemn the U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as...

Is Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem just to boost popularity amongst conservatives?

James M. Dorsey | US President Donald J. Trump has let a genie out of the bottle with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital...

Is the “flag bearer” of Islam losing its influence over the...

 James M. Dorsey | By declaring the Qatar-based International Union of Islamic Scholars (ILUM) a terrorist organization, Saudi Arabia is confronting some of the world’s...

Brussels enters the debate on good or bad Islam

James M Dorsey | It’s hard to prove beyond doubt a direct causal link between militancy and Saudi-inspired ultra-conservative forms of Sunni Muslim Islam. That...

US strikes at India-Russia defense ties

M K BhadraKumar | In the post-cold war era, the United States and Russia kept a decent distance vis-à-vis each other while plowing their respective relations...

Indonesia, Malaysia & Philippines launch joint patrols to tackle ISIS threat

Jumel G. Estrañero | Staggering six months of waiting coupled with best efforts before this quarter of 2017, a more concrete defense alignment and cooperation...

Saudi Arabia Lifts Driving Ban on Women: Is Prince Salman’s Vision...

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Arabia’s long-awaited lifting of a ban on women’s driving, widely viewed as a symbol of Saudi misogyny, will likely serve...

Is extremism & fundamentalism slowly engulfing Malaysia?

James M. Dorsey | The owner of a self-service laundrette in the historic town of Muar in the Malaysian state of Johor likely had little...

Is there a Muslim-Buddhist conflict brewing in South East Asia?

Talha Ahmed | Myanmar and Rankine state background The tears of Rohingya Muslims shook the world once more. UN and other human rights organizations are really...

Pakistan’s private media: Free or captured?

Faiza Rafique | Pakistanis are still celebrating their fantasy of “free media”; ironically the penetration of vested political and economic interests in country’s so called...

Empower women to fight radicalization in Southeast Asia!

Women have always been a quiet force to be reckoned with in uprisings worldwide. But, until recently, most studies focused on their roles as suicide bombers and...

Ascendance of Prince Salman: Saudi Arabia’s rise or demise?

James M. Dorsey | Saudi King Salman’s appointment of his son, Mohammed bin Salman, as a crown prince at the expense of his nephew, Mohammed...

Neutrality not an option: Pakistan to choose between Qatar or Saudi...

News Analysis | Pakistan will not cut off ties with Qatar in wake of the decision of the GCC countries to sever diplomatic relations with...

Saudi-UAE campaign against Qatar: Muslim nations forced to choose sides

James M. Dorsey | A Saudi and UAE-driven campaign to isolate Qatar and, by extension, Iran puts non-Muslim Arab states in a bind and tests...

King Salman’s visit to China & Malaysia: What Saudis Want?

James M. Dorsey | Yet Salman’s geopolitical concerns go far beyond whether the US remains a reliable guarantor of regional security. Saudi Arabia is locked...

Malaysian Court convicts activist for screening human rights documentary

A human rights activist was found guilty by a Malaysian court of violating the country's Film Censorship Act, which bans the screening of videos...

North Korean Strongman’s brother killed, by two women, at Malaysian airport

The half-brother of North Korean strongman, Kim Jong-Un, has been assassinated in Malaysia, AFP reported on Tuesday. According to news agency, citing sources in...

Deepest Oil Cuts in World’s Top Market Didn’t Need OPEC Deal

Malaysia and Brunei are doing their bit for the global pact to rebalance oil markets, but the biggest production cuts in Asia are coming...

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