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    On the campaign trail, in his speeches as well as on TV debates with other presidential contenders, Donald Trump repeatedly mentioned that he has a ‘secret plan’ for defeating Islamic State without elaborating what the...

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    By Bhaskar Roy* Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s forthcoming three-day visit to India (April 07-10), after two postponements, mainly because of the Indian government’s preoccupation with domestic issues, is expected to take the bilateral relations...

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    By Dr Subhash Kapila* Tibet’s independence flames burn still bright, in 2017 too, notwithstanding that the fires of unceasing Tibetan self-immolations in China Occupied Tibet escape global notice. On the 58th Anniversary of the Tibetan...

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    Tamil Nadu province in South India is presently facing severe drought conditions with the failure of the south-west monsoon and the north-east monsoon to the extent of around 60%. It is reported that the distress...

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    Turkish diplomatic sources said that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would visit Ankara on Thursday to discuss with his Turkish counterpart, Melvut Cavusoglu, bilateral relations and efforts to fight terrorism. He is also scheduled...

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    Due to the increasing Iranian threat, Netanyahu should do everything in his power to negotiate a peace agreement with the Palestinians now in the context of a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace. In so doing, he will not...

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    By Felix K. Chang* (FPRI) — China may be hoping that the recent easing of tensions in the South China Sea marks a turning point in the region—one that leads to the countries of the...

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    By Hani Hazaimeh The Council of Arab Foreign Ministers on Monday approved 17 draft resolutions, including the rejection of unilateral steps that “jeopardize the historic and legal status” of Jerusalem. The draft will be presented...

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    There was high drama last week when Rep. Devin Nunes announced at the White House that he had seen evidence that the communications of the Donald Trump campaign people, and perhaps even Trump himself, had...

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  • 03/27/17--17:57: Dear Old Nakhchivan – OpEd
  • Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan’s westernmost province, welcomes everyone – including a novelist with no guidebook; it is heralded as a museum without walls. This region of Azerbaijan stretches on over 5,500 square kilometers and...

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    By Prerana Priyadarshi and Sarral Sharma* On March 11, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won a clear mandate in the legislative assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Uttarakhand. In UP, the BJP single-handedly won...

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    A US counterterrorism airstrike conducted March 19 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, resulted in the death of Qari Yasin, a well-known al-Qaeda leader, the Defense Department confirmed in a news release yesterday. “The death of Qari...

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    By Stella Paul As the midday sun rises higher over Gulf of Mannar, a drone hovers over the blue mass of sea water. Below, a motley crowd of fishermen gathers, straining their eyes at a...

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    By Ajit Kumar Singh* On March 11, 2017, at least 12 personnel of the 219th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed and another four injured when Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist)...

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    The recent low-tech attack by a lone wolf in London may well be a harbinger of things to come in the struggle against ISIS extremism. Singapore must be prepared at several levels to meet the...

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    To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters, a new assessment by the...

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    Investigators have shown that certain screening methods that detect the genetic material of Zika virus can be used to ensure that donated blood supplies remain free of the virus. The methods, called Zika virus nucleic...

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    he science and engineering workforce in the United States is aging rapidly, according to a new study. And it is only going to get older in coming years. Economists at The Ohio State University found...

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    By S. Binodkumar Singh* On March 6, 2017, three protestors were killed in Police firing at Maleth, a Village Development Committee (VDC) in Saptari District, as Police tried to chase away the cadres of the...

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    By Tushar Ranjan Mohanty* At least five persons, including two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel, were injured in a targeted hand grenade attack in the Cinema Chowk area of Turbat town in Balochistan on March 12,...

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    The Smart Nation initiative heralds an era of unprecedented automation and connectivity. There are also risks. To keep the Smart Nation initiative on an even keel, Singaporeans need to develop a deeper appreciation of the...

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    By Deepak Kumar Nayak* On March 14, 2017, a man identified as Kaushal Paswan (30) was shot dead by Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres near Mahuraushan village in the Gaya District of Bihar. Superintendent...

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    Why despite the pain in the South of the Eurozone and the anger in the North do the majority of the people still support the euro? By Miguel Otero-Iglesias* Most analysts believe the Europeans support...

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    A church-based election watchdog has criticized the Philippine government’s plan to indefinitely postpone village polls that were originally scheduled for October last year. The election of the country’s village leaders was originally slated for on...

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    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, gave an exemplary interview in response to the recent London terror attack that politicians should emulate in speaking in these situations, and on what needs to be done. By...

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    Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said it is calling on President Nicolas Maduro’s government to stop blocking the international media’s reporting in Venezuela. In recent months, the obstruction has included expulsions, the seizure of material and...

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    Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted to close loopholes which allow some of the world’s largest corporations to avoid paying tax on profits by exploiting differences in the...

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    Russia and Sri Lanka have signed various agreements to increase trade and commerce, economic investment and defense cooperation between the two countries, specifically establishing cooperation in several sectors, including fisheries, defense and tourism. Sri Lanka’s...

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    China is emerging in the new horizon of big ticket investors in India, albeit security concerns. In 2015, Chinese investment in India leapfrogged eight times and became the eighth biggest foreign investor in India. The...

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    The curious, sweaty mammals of North Queensland in Australia are bracing themselves for yet another cyclone with an anodyne name. Cyclone Debbie might have impressed you as a person who turns up at the door...