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  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, South America

The rupture

Many once-hopeful countries are in crisis. Is this a bump in the road, or have we driven off the road entirely? In her new book, Jennifer Welsh, special adviser to the UN Secretary-General, worries for the future of liberal democracy The Return of History: Conflict, Migration, and Geopolitics in the Twenty-First Century By Jennifer Welsh [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

India Supports Afghanistan In Fighting Terrorism, Indian President

Saturday, September 17, 2016 Kabul (BNA) Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee said his country supports Afghanistan in fighting terrorism and violence. He was speaking during a meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at Rashtrapati Bhavan the other day, the President Press Office said in a statement. Welcoming President Ghani, Mukherjee said it is heartening to see [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa, Asia-Pacific, Middle East

Muslim world in flux

KARACHI: As Muslims worldwide have just performed another Haj and are now celebrating Eidul Azha, it is perhaps an opportune moment to reflect on the current state of that abstract construct – the ‘Muslim world’. While, indeed, the world as a whole is facing myriad challenges to the global order – political, financial, security etc [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Balochs want India’s direct intervention in Balochistan: BRP

Geneva [Switzerland], Sept. 14 — The Baloch Republican Party (BRP) has said their leaders are seeking asylum in India as they want New Delhi’s direct intervention on the Balochistan issue just like it assisted East Pakistan in 1971 to gain freedom against West Pakistan (now Pakistan). “We think it is an absolutely right decision (to [...]

  • Sep 18 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Hail and farewell with UNanswered questions

The United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) Ban Ki-moon visits Sri Lanka on Wednesday for what is a virtual farewell call as he completes his term of office at the helm of the 193- nation world body. According to unconfirmed reports he is now a possible contender for the Presidency of his native land, South Korea. [...]

  • Sep 06 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

“Se requiere más voluntad política para ejercer la responsabilidad de proteger”

“Se requiere más voluntad política para ejercer la responsabilidad de proteger” 338 words 6 September 2016 ForeignAffairs.co.nz FRAFES Spanish Copyright 2016. Multimedia Investments Ltd. All rights reserved. 06 de septiembre, 2016 — La voluntad política es muy escasa y eso es un impedimento para proteger a las personas vulnerables ante crímenes atroces, especialmente cuando se trata [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Honour killing is human rights violation, says Nallakannu

MADURAI,TAMIL NADU Honour killing is human rights violation, said Communist Party of India leader R. Nallakannu here on Saturday. Speaking at a public hearing organised by Evidence, an NGO fighting against honour killing, he said that every human being had the right to live. The government has the responsibility to protect its civilians. Whenever there [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

President says ecosystem vital for sustainable development

PROTECTING the ecosystem is “the most important foundation” of sustainable development, President Xi Jinping said during a tour of the northwestern province of Qinghai. Describing the region’s ecosystem as its “biggest merit, responsibility and potential,” Xi said measures must be taken to ensure economic, social and environmental development proceed hand-in-hand. He told local officials of his desire [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Kashmir: human rights and wrongs

On August 17, more than 40 days after the start of the latest wave of brutal Indian repression of the Kashmiris, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, made a startling statement that his “sincere attempts to independently access the facts in relation to reports of human rights violations have failed” since his [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Non-interference or the responsibility to protect?

Sholto Byrnes On Friday, representatives of 85 political parties from 36 countries will gather in Kuala Lumpur for the ninth General Assembly of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties. Quite apart from curiosity about a gathering with which I had not hitherto been familiar, one thought struck me: what could possibly unite such an [...]