Day: May 24, 2016

Extremists Target LGBTQ Community Of Bangladesh

  Renowned LGBTQ activists Xulhaz Mannan and Tanay Mojumdar are the most recent victims of the Islamic militants’ attack against freedom of speech in Bangladesh. Xulhaz Mannan worked at the US embassy and Tanay Mojumdar was the editor of Roopbaan, the only LGBTQ magazine in Bangladesh. The terrorists had entered

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Tsai Ing-Wen And The 1992 Consensus

Over the recent weeks, news media both in Mainland China and in Taiwan have been anticipating the inauguration of Tsai Ing-Wen as the next president of the Republic of China. Tsai, being the leader of the Democrat Progressive Party that traditionally championed Taiwan’s independence, naturally made the Mainland nervous. The

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Conscious Consumption For Post-War Rehabilitation

  Naomi Klein, in her best-selling book, The Shock Doctrine  makes the strong, but subtle point that death, poverty, and hardship do not end when the civil war ends, nor do they disappear when the new leader is forced into power. On the contrary, the people caught in these wars are made to suffer for

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Syrian Airstrikes: America Rejects Russian Proposal

  The United States of America has recently rejected the offer proposed by the Russians to carry out joint air strikes against the numerous armed opposition groups currently pitted in warfare on Syrian soil. Russia had proposed to the US coalition that they stage joint air strikes on Syrian rebels,

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Turkish Government Suspends Immunity Clause Of Constitution

  Turkey’s parliament ratified a bill on Friday that strips legislators of immunity from prosecution by adding a temporary amendment to Article 83 of the Turkish Constitution. The new amendment, which passed with overwhelming support from the Justice and Development Party (AKP) majority government, coincides in a timely matter with

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Taliban Leader Allegedly Killed in US Drone Strike

  On May 21, US military conducted a strike targeting Mullah Akhtar Mansoor “in a remote area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region” southwest of the Pakistani town of Ahmad Wal, according to a statement from the US Department of Defense. The mission authorised by President Obama took place at 3 pm

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