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  • Sep 19 / 2016
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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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 [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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No room for independence talks

http://www.news.gov.hk There is no room for discussion on “Hong Kong independence”, and sponsoring bodies and schools should take a clear stance on the matter. Chief Executive CY Leung made these remarks before an Executive Council meeting today, stressing that Hong Kong is an inalienable part of Mainland China according to Basic Law Article One. He [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Bluster or masterstroke: Depends on what Govt does, say ex-diplomats

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi threw down the Balochistan gauntlet at Pakistan, a majority of seven former Foreign Secretaries The Indian Express spoke with struck a note of caution, as they mulled over the “imponderables” and what is going to follow next from the government. The Indian Express reached out to former Foreign Secretaries Shivshankar [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Cast adrift: Australia risks its international standing over asylum-seeker policies

https://62e528761d0685343e1c-f3d1b99a743ffa4142d9d7f1978d9686.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/files/134202/section/width496/3j9prmft-1471308928.jpgOnly Australia uses less-developed countries to process refugee claims. AAP/Eoin Blackwell The “Nauru files”, which detail reports of abuse in Australia’s asylum-seeker detention centre on Nauru, have received global attention since their release. They should provide a flashpoint for the Turnbull government to reassess the longstanding policy of offshore detention of asylum seekers before more serious harm is inflicted [...]