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Chinese Police Kill 17 in Xinjiang Ethnic and Religious Violence

Police shoot dead nine “suspects” and four civilians following axe and knife attack in the violence-hit region of Xinjiang

Police in Xinjiang province held a knife amnesty in January Photo: Rex Features… 451 more words

Can the Jummas of Bangladesh speak?

Hana Shams Ahmed

Decisions taken by the government about the Chittagong Hill Tracts can at best be described as doublespeak. While the actual sentiments of the government indicates an urgency for increased securitisation, surveillance, discrimination and suspicion of the Jummas, the background and context provided for taking the decisions speak of maintaining “the law and order situation” and upholding “peace.” 941 more words


Islamic State executes three of its Chinese militants: China paper

(Reuters) – The Islamic State has killed three Chinese militants who joined its ranks in Syria and Iraq and later attempted to flee, a Chinese state-run newspaper said, the latest account of fighters from China embroiled in the Middle East conflict. 369 more words

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“It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.” 

― George Eliot

I have always nurtured resentment for those Policemen and women especially those from my state.

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I write again to express concerns over news of unauthorised persons committing murder in the guise of expelling terrorists from the North-East of Nigeria. 188 more words



The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), a programme established by President Obama to promote mutual understanding and lasting partnerships between emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States, had its Town Hall meeting at Yangon University in Rangoon, Burma. 358 more words


The Progress of Burmese Democracy

Author: Ava White, Johns Hopkins University


The Southeast Asian country sandwiched between India and Thailand is going through an identity crisis: the US government refers to the country as Burma; however, the United Nations – and the country itself – maintains that its name is Myanmar, which in Burmese is simply a more formal version of the nominally colonial word “Burma.” The military junta that previously ran the country changed the name in 1989, but activists and governments around the world continued referring to the country as Burma to symbolize their opposition to the junta’s actions and their refusal to recognize the junta as a legitimate government. 1,145 more words