Terror of the time

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By

Ananya S Guha

Instead of continuously harping on the same theme, blaming Pakistan, and playing this game for decades, it is time that the Government seriously tries to resolve the Kashmir issue. And this cannot be done by sending the Indian Army which does not draw any boundaries in dealing with its own people, and using strangulating laws like the AFSPA.

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Arab Brains, Arab $, Why Not?

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By

Sami Jamil Jadallah

Away from politics for a few minutes. Immediately after Yasser Arafat signed the Oslo Accord with its lucrative contract to manage the Israeli Occupation, there was much excitement among Israeli and Arab capitalists, even among politicians like Shimon Peres, who were dreaming of combining Arab Money with Israeli Brains, not much talk those days about Arab Money, wasted in wars.

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Poetry

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By

Joey Ho

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Will India Mar China? – The Indian Economy in Modi’s Time – Part One

Punit Paranjpe/AFP

 

By

Ratnesh Dwivedi 

Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund is one of many who believes that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has improved rapidly and is on the right track. International recognition is one aspect but what are the challenges in India becoming a powerhouse while China sees a recession. Ratnesh Dwivedi spoke to four experts. First in the series is his interaction with Dr Jaimini Bhagwati.

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Poetry

Thomas Leuthard

 

By

Nurul Hoque

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If only we can agree on why Suya is sold at night

By

Prince Charles Dickson

Ndi Igbo talk say “Nwunye anyi, nwunye anyi”: ka ndeli bia ka anyi mara onye o bu nwunye ya. [“Our wife, our wife”: come midnight and we will know whose wife she really is.]

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Observations of an Expat: Trump and NATO

Bill Pugliano

 

By

Tom Arms

So much of diplomacy is common sense. You make a promise. You keep it. That is a simple and easily understandable rule of life. You break the promise and you suffer the consequences.

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Please don’t call me ‘Third World’

By

Joe Khamisi 

I get furiously disgusted when I hear people using the term “Third World” in reference to poor, less developed countries like mine. This is a term peddled loosely by toms, dicks, and harrys in the so-called “developed” countries to despise, insult, and degrade young nations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, that are struggling to catch up with today’s high-tech world.

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Poetry

By

Michael Marrotti

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DRC: The challenges faced by domestic workers in Goma

Paul Bettings

 

By

Byobe Malenga

A shortage of employment in various African countries is driving many people to focus on jobs such as retail and domestic work in people’s homes. In Goma, in the politically sensitive region of North Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, this trend is affecting fathers, mothers and even girls and boys of various ages. Many say they are living a life of slavery…while others claim they have worked for many months without pay.

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Poetry

Thomas Barbey

 

By

Abdulrahman M Abu-yaman

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The Great American Movie Hustle

By

Marcus Agar

Wonder Lab Films release first trailer for their one-million-penny movie: Witness the trials and tribulations of no-budget independent filmmaking.

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CPEC: Centre of the World

By

Sabena Siddiqi

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor runs through one of the most important and central geo-strategic locations in South Asia.

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Creativity, Projects and Timing

photo – xetobyte

 

By

Hazel Speed

Horses for courses is a really valid expression when it comes to creative projects, the era, and whose desk an idea can land on.

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Poetry

Cristina Faleroni

 

By

Christine McNeill-Matteson

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Further clashes as FDLR Rwandan rebels kill eight in DRC

T.J. Kirkpatrick/Reuters

 

By

Darell Maurice

It was during a raid carried out by the Rwandan rebels, on Monday evening that the massacre was perpetrated.

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Fiction: The Loneliness Of The Short Distance Walker

Seth Nenstiel

 

By

Sarah Ito

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Poetry

By

Pranab Ghosh

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Iran Air Flight 655 – Lest We Forget

By

Rupen Savoulian

The title above comes from an article in the Washington Post published in 2013, referring to the shooting down of civilian Iranian Air Flight 655 back in 1988. The Iranian airliner was on a routine flight from Tehran to Dubai, when it was shot down by two surface-to-air missiles launched from the US warship USS Vincennes. The aircraft was in Iranian airspace, flying over Iranian waters in the Persian Gulf, and was flying away from US warships in the area. All 290 passengers and crew were killed. There were no survivors.

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South Sudanese fleeing violence cross into Uganda

F Noy

 

By

Gloria Nakiyimba

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) confirmed that a total of 2,959 refugees crossed into Uganda from South Sudan on Friday and throughout the weekend.

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Poetry

Gordon Parks

 

By

Moses Chukwuemeka Daniel

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The Real Danger

KPBS photo

 

By

Don Krieger

Six weeks after 9/11, the Patriot Act passed, granting police and federal authorities broad rights to search and hold American citizens without due process. As a nation, we willingly submitted to this sacrifice of our freedoms, and so handed our tormentors a far greater victory than they could have imagined.

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The Religion of Conscience

By

Ogunniyi Abayomi

John was a Christian who adhered to the teachings of Jesus Christ, he was observed on the lousy streets of Lagos reading the Bible and preaching on the basis of repentance that all might inherit the kingdom of God. John was apprehended by the anti-graft agency for an alledged financial crime and looting of public funds.

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Poetry

Patrick Aventurier

 

By

Bijay Kumar Show

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Justice, Security and Rule of Law: How the United Nations Security Council Has Failed You

Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

 

By

Cynthia M. Lardner

In today’s turbulent world “…three core themes come to the fore: justice, security, and rule of law,” stated Dr. Abi Williams, President of The Hague Institute for Global Justice, who has previously served under United Nations Secretary Generals Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon.

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Police Brutality… from Cairo to Minneapolis

Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

 

By

Ahmed Tharwat

You know the situation here is bad when family and friends in Egypt are worried about me because of police brutality and not Islamophobia. The latest tragic shooting of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge is changing the conversation and debate on police brutality and racism in this country.

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Poetry

By

Ngozi Olivia Osuoha

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Nepal: Investigate police torture of Tharu community members

Prakash Mathema/AFP

 

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Amnesty International

A new report published today by human rights NGO Amnesty International reveals how members of the indigenous Tharu community in Nepal’s Tarai plains were subjected to arbitrary arrests, torture and other ill-treatment at the hands of the police in connection with the killings of eight security personnel and a child in Tikapur, Kailali district, on 24 August 2015.

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‘A Curmudgeon Is Born’ by Heath Brougher: A Review

Review

By

Scott Thomas Outlar

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Poetry

David Blackwell

 

By

Lianne Kamp

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