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Can Aam Aadmi Party Stay United? No Way.

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Can Aam Aadmi Party Stay United? No Way.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was founded on the vices of greed and one-upmanship where everybody is ready to pull everybody else down deceptively. By Rakesh Raman The fledgling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is a classic case of political dirt in the already dirty Indian politics. Within just two weeks of its victory in the Delhi [...]

Political Consensus Urgent to Protect Human Rights: UN

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Political Consensus Urgent to Protect Human Rights: UN

The United Nations (UN) has the mandates and tools it needs to prevent human rights violations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegations gathered in Geneva Monday for the opening of the current session of the world body’s Human Rights Council. He warned that the biggest challenge to using these tools is lack of political consensus among [...]

Murdered Boris Nemtsov’s Girlfriend Released by Moscow Police

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Murdered Boris Nemtsov’s Girlfriend Released by Moscow Police

Anna Duritskaya, the girlfriend of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was murdered in Moscow last week, has gone back today to Kiev from Russia where she was held by investigative agencies for questioning. Duritskaya has been complaining about her prolonged inquiries, as she said she has told everything she knew about the murder incident [...]

ISIS Releases 19 Assyrian Hostages Under Court Order

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ISIS Releases 19 Assyrian Hostages Under Court Order

A Sharia Court of Islamic State (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS) had ordered for the release of 29 Assyrian Christians kidnapped by ISIS during the past few days. According to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a human rights group that reports on the conflict in Syria, the Sharia Court in the countryside [...]

BJP Budget: Dhan Wapsi Budget for the Corporates

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BJP Budget: Dhan Wapsi Budget for the Corporates

Arun Jaitley, the Finance Minister of India, presented the Union Budget 2015-16 in the Lok Sabha on Saturday. Like all governments in India claim, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government also believes that it’s a pro-poor Budget. However, the opposition political parties have dismissed the government claims, saying the Budget has ignored the needs [...]

Petition Demands Justice for Avijit Roy’s Killing in Dhaka

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Petition Demands Justice for Avijit Roy’s Killing in Dhaka

An online petition addressed to Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat, the U.S. Ambassador in Bangladesh, aims to seek justice for the murder of blogger Avijit Roy. Hosted on Avaaz, a community campaigning site, the petition was posted from the U.S. on Saturday. Avijit Roy and his wife were attacked Thursday in Dhaka. Roy, a U.S. national [...]

Islamic State Court Orders to Release 29 Assyrians

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Islamic State Court Orders to Release 29 Assyrians

A Sharia Court of Islamic State (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS) has ordered for the release of 29 Assyrian Christians kidnapped by ISIS during the past few days. According to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a human rights group that reports on the conflict in Syria, the Sharia Court in the countryside [...]

Did Charlie Hebdo Attackers Kill Russian Dissenter Boris Nemtsov?

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Did Charlie Hebdo Attackers Kill Russian Dissenter Boris Nemtsov?

By Rakesh Raman Among multiple theories about the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, local investigation agencies in Moscow are not ruling out the possibility that he was killed by Islamic militant group that attacked French magazine Charlie Hebdo’s staff in January. Quoting a spokesman for the investigation committee, the Kremlin-sponsored news site RT [...]

Will Statelessness End in West Africa?

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Will Statelessness End in West Africa?

West African nations pledged this week in Côte d’Ivoire to step up efforts aimed at resolving the situation of hundreds of thousands of stateless people in the region. Statelessness is the lack of any nationality for an individual or when there is no relationship between an individual and state. At the end of the ministerial [...]

President Obama Meets Civil Rights and Faith Leaders

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President Obama Meets Civil Rights and Faith Leaders

The U.S. President Barack Obama met with African American civil rights and faith leaders Thursday to provide an update on the Administration’s priorities as described in the State of the Union. The meeting, according to a White House statement, was also an opportunity to have a dialogue with the leaders about the issues facing their [...]

Congress Protests Against BJP’s Land Acquisition Ordinance

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Congress Protests Against BJP’s Land Acquisition Ordinance

Congress held Wednesday a rally to protest against the Land Acquisition ordinance brought by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in India. Congress leaders Digvijay Singh, Jairam Ramesh and Ahmed Patel were present at the “Zameen Wapsi Andolan” organized at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Congress leaders dubbed the changes BJP is trying to make [...]

ISIS Kidnaps Over 200 Assyrian Christians, Burns Churches

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ISIS Kidnaps Over 200 Assyrian Christians, Burns Churches

Christianity is now the primary target for ISIS, as the terrorist outfit believes that it’s largely a fight between Christian crusaders and Muslims belonging to Islam. By Rakesh Raman The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants have kidnapped over 200 Assyrian Christians from different parts of Syria. The number of Assyrian civilians who [...]

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