The less explored foreign policy options & the connection between TAPI-CPEC and Afghanistan

By

Nasurullah Brohi

After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the formation of the Central Asia Republics (CARs), the countries with their huge economic potential have been less explored the foreign policy options of Pakistan.

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Nuer tribe hunt cattle thieves in South Sudan

By

Dukhan Jundit

The South Sudanese Gaajiok white army have hunted down the cattle thieves suspected to be Murle youths in Majaak forest in Kewar County.

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Poetry

By

Bismark Amoah

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Fiction: All In Vain

By

Kaushik Chakraborty

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South Sudan President names new unity government cabinet

By

Dukhan Jundit

The President of the Republic of South Sudan Lt General President Salva Kiir Mayardit last week issued a presidential decree appointing the transitional government of national unity ministers, according to the peace agreement signed by the warring parties.

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Poetry

By

Sandy Rochelle

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Observations of an Expat: Sadiq Khan

By

Tom Arms

Sadiq Khan. Remember the name. You will hear it again quite soon–and a lot more often. Sadiq – as he is known in Britain– is the Labour candidate for the job of Mayor of London. He is also way ahead in the opinion polls for the elections next Thursday.

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The ultra-right emerges from a swamp of bigotry

By

Rupen Savoulian

A group of heavily armed anti-government militia members, having taken over several government buildings, are currently destroying archaeological sites of critical importance and building their own infrastructure in defiance of the laws of the land.

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Poetry: A dialogue with Rabindranath Tagore

By

Sunil Sharma

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Nuer tribes finalise peace agreement in South Sudan

By

Dukhan Jundit

A peace meeting was held between the Lou and Jikany Nuer tribes in Ulang county, South Sudan last week.

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Poetry

By

Anindita Bose

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Two million youths expected for Krakow World Youth Day

By

Jose Kalathil

New Delhi: Approximately 2 million youths from 175 countries are expected to join Pope Francis in Krakow, Poland, from July 26-31, 2016 for the 31st World Youth Days (WYD), said Thomas Lukasuk, ambassador of the Republic of Poland, at a press conference here in New Delhi.

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Happy Freedom Day South Africa!

By

Constance van Niekerk

Happy Freedom Day South Africa, I can’t help but ask, are you really free? Or are you just under a different dictator?

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Quest for Mirroring the Truth

By

Gulcin Newby Kennett

In her Quarterly article, ‘Mirrors without memories: Truth, History, and the New Documentary’, Linda Williams raises some stimulating arguments regarding documentary filmmaking.

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Poetry

By

Beate Sigriddaughter

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DRC transport company remains on course following annual report

By

Darell Maurice

Michel Kirumba Director General of Transco (Transport in Congo) on Saturday presented to press and the Congolese population the company’s annual activity report.

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Poetry

By

Rick Davis

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Brazil: Surge in killings by police sparks fear ahead of Rio Olympics

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Amnesty International

Residents in many of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas are living in terror after at least 11 people have been killed in police shootings since the beginning of the month, Amnesty International warned ahead of the 100-day countdown to the Olympic Games.

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Netanyahu’s poisonous nonsense about World War Two

By

Rupen Savoulian

In October 2015, at the meeting of the 37th World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an extraordinary claim about the genocide of the Jews during World War Two; killing the Jewish population of Europe was not the idea of Hitler and the Nazi Party, but was originally espoused by the Palestinian cleric and national leader at the time, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin al-Husseini.

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I’m Muslim and not gay!

By

Ahmed Tharwat

For the last three weeks, the Twin Cities have seen one of the largest film festivals in the country, the 35th MSPIFF Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival showcasing more than 200 new films from around the world.

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Poetry

By

Abdulkareem Awwal Opeyemi

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Dialogue with a Stranger from Mali

Reuters/Joe Penney

 

By

Aurora M. Granata

How you could learn something new about international politics

The French philosopher Zygmunt Bauman used the expression Liquid Modernity to define a world where the individual has not the possibility to rely on certainties.

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Poetry

By

Wayne F Burke

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Burundi: One year on, Burundians pay the price of entrenched human rights crisis

Stringer/AFP/Getty Images

 

By

Amnesty International

One year on from the start of the Burundi crisis, the human rights situation in the country continues to deteriorate and accountability for horrific acts of violence remains elusive, Amnesty International announced.

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Assessing the Role of UNHCR: Crucial player in European refugee crisis

REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

 

By

Anant Mishra

Introduction

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) principle task is to provide protection to refugees and other populations of concern, especially the stateless people, who are greatly affected during conflict, assisting other UN agencies by providing viable solutions to the issue also.

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Watery Cricket

By

Ananya S Guha

The decision of an Indian High court to shift premises of the IPL because of drought conditions, and also because of water scarcity has been debated by many including former cricketers and icons. Some of the arguments run on these lines: why only cricket as a sport has been chosen, what guarantee is there that the new venue is also not drought affected? So much for that, but the court’s verdict had of course been peremptorily acceded to, as it has to be.

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Poetry

By

Soodabeh Saeidnia

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To the Nigerian Inspector General: Shame catch me

By

Prince Charles Dickson

Police business is a hell of a problem. It’s a good deal like politics. It asks for the highest type of men, and there’s nothing in it to attract the highest type of men. So we have to work with what we get…
– Raymond Chandler, The Lady in the Lake

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Fiction: The Ramm Heart

By

JD DeHart

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Poetry

By

Samuel Ayoade

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