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Trump and Modi discuss South Asian politics over phone call

News Desk | On 8th February 2018, the White House reported that the leaders of the world’s two largest democracies Trump and Modi discussed the...

Bangladesh ready to send 100,000 Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar

AFP | Bangladesh wants to send up to 100,000 Rohingya back to Myanmar in the first batch of repatriations of Muslim refugees who fled ethnic...

Can India turn Chabahar from a gift into a curse?

Andrew Korybko | The opening ceremony inaugurating the Chabahar port was filled with much fanfare and represents a strategic achievement for both Iran and India....

Pope arrives in Bangladesh after controversial Myanmar visit

AFP Pope Francis on Thursday arrived in Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees have sought sanctuary after fleeing a crackdown in neighbouring...

Pope lands in Myanmar: will his influence help Rohingya crisis?

AFP | Pope Francis arrived in mainly Buddhist Myanmar Monday on a highly sensitive visit to a country facing sharp global criticism for the alleged...

US gets involved in Myanmar: Tillerson talks to army chief

Reuters | U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was bound for Myanmar on Wednesday for talks with the army chief whose forces have been accused...

Trump ignores Duterte’s human rights violations

Reuters | The issue of human rights and alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines was not discussed during a meeting on Monday between U.S. President...

Should Aung San Suu Kyi be stripped of her Nobel Peace...

Nasir Azeem | "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" ~Martin Luther King Jr. Although the tragedy of Myanmar's Rohingya Community has been unfolding for...

The US-Sino Great Game: Washington embraces Indian position on CPEC

News Analysis l US Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis has said that China's One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is untenable because it passes...

Hasina’s push For Rohingya “Safe Zones” Might End Up Destabilizing Northeastern...

Andrew Korybko | Bangladesh implored the UN last week to set up a so-called “safe zone” in Myanmar. The Bangladeshi Prime Minister claimed that this would...

Why India’s surgical strike threat is a dangerous bluff?

Muhammad Ali Ehsan | Most military planners know about American General Collin Powell’s ‘Powell Doctrine’. Simply put, it means an approach to military conflicts that...

Myanmar government refuses to accept Rohingya Muslims as its own citizens

Mong Palatino | On September 19, 2017, Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivered a widely anticipated speech in front of diplomats, United Nations officials,...

For the flickering candles of hope!!

Rabia Qureshi | This poem is dedicated to Rohingya Muslims who have been at the receiving end of the atrocities being committed by Myanmar government and...

Modi Govt accuses Rohingya refugees of terror links with Pakistan..?

News Analysis |  India's government said on Monday it has evidence showing some Rohingya in the country have ties to "terror organizations" and pose a...

Only cooperation with China will make India ‘Great’

M K Bhadrakumar |  The ‘Ministerial Trilateral’ between the US, Japan, and India on the sidelines of the UNGA in New York on Monday turned out to...

Rohingya is a humanitarian issue not a Muslim one!

M K Bhadrakumar | The Trump administration is shifting gear on Myanmar. After positioning itself on the “right side of history”, Washington is making the...

Delhi feels threatened by hapless Rohingya refugees

News Analysis | The Indian government has told its Supreme Court that Rohingya refugees are a threat to the country's national security. The top court...

Rohingya Plight: Feeding Instability across Muslim World & jeopardizing China’s One...

James M. Dorsey | The plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority is becoming the Muslim world’s latest rallying call emulating the emotional appeal of the...

Jihadi vows of support for Rohingya add to problems of Pakistan...

James M. Dorsey | A call for action to help Rohingya Muslims by prominent US Treasury-designated Pakistani militant Masood Azhar puts both Pakistan and China on the...

Pakistan, Turkey agree to increase cooperation over peace efforts in Afghanistan

News Analysis | Pakistan and Turkey have agreed that a military-heavy policy cannot solve the seemingly intractable Afghan problem. Both countries have reiterated the need...

Thai-Pak joint military exercise: Thailand wants to learn from Pakistan’s experience

News analysis | Thailand and Pakistan partook in a joint military exercise last month in a bid to hone various combat skills to counter the...

The disinformation behind linking the Rohingya issue with Pakistan

News analysis | Amid heart-wrenching scenes in Myanmar showing the plight of Rohingya Muslims, a story is making rounds of Pakistani connections to the crisis....

“Plight of Myanmars Rohingya’s: Destabilizing Muslim Governments?”

JAMES M. DORSEY | Calls for jihad in defense of the Muslim minority prompt fears of a second front against Islamic State-linked fighters in Southeast Asia,...

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...

Violence escalates in Myanmar: Will Rohingya Muslims continue to face persecution?

News Analysis | Militants belonging to Rohingya Muslim community in Myanmar staged a coordinated attack on 30 police posts and an army base in Rakhine...

CPEC: Is the sovereignty of Pakistan being compromised?

James M. Dorsey | A leaked long-term plan for China’s massive $56 billion investment in Pakistan, projects the goals of the Beijing’s One Belt, One Road initiative...

Finally UNHRC takes up matter of genocide against Muslims

Stephanie Nebehay | The top United Nations (UN) human rights body has agreed to send an international fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings,...

Why South Asian Women politicians have not empowered women in their...

On the Indian subcontinent, as in no other part of the world, women have risen to the pinnacle of politics. Indira Gandhi of India,...

Myanmar negotiating to “license-build” Pak-China JF-17 Multi-Role Thunder Fighters

Janes Defense Weekly, London based prestigious defense publication, has reported that Myanmar (Burma) is in advanced negotiations with Pakistan to build JF-17 Thunder multi-role...

Persecution of Rohingya Muslims: Will ASEAN countries find a solution?

Ahmad Rizky M. Umar | ASEAN’s non-intervention is aggravating the plight of ethnic Rohingya Muslims suffering widespread abuse by the Burmese military in Myanmar’s Rakhine...

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