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Has the UN Lost Its Relevance… and Respect?

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Has the UN Lost Its Relevance… and Respect?

The UN (United Nations) believes that “respect for UN flag is disappearing” as its aid workers are increasingly being targeted by violent elements in different parts of the world. The “horrific” attack on the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) staff in Somalia is a reminder of the dangers many aid workers face on a daily [...]

Ethiopia Urged to Release Bloggers and Journalists

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Ethiopia Urged to Release Bloggers and Journalists

Ethiopian authorities should immediately release nine bloggers and journalists arrested a year ago who are being prosecuted on politically motivated charges, Human Rights Watch said today. The six bloggers, who belong to the Zone 9 blogging collective, and three journalists were arrested on April 25 and 26, 2014, in a coordinated sweep in Ethiopia’s capital, [...]

Security Talks to Deter North Korean Nuclear Threats

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Security Talks to Deter North Korean Nuclear Threats

The United States, South Korea, and Japan concluded Friday what a joint statement called a “productive and substantive” two-day security meeting in Washington. Officials said the meeting was held to enhance trilateral defense cooperation in light of the evolving security environment in the region. Yoo Jeh-seung, South Korea’s deputy minister for policy, led his country’s [...]

Land Bill: Congress Launches Cyber Attack on BJP

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Land Bill: Congress Launches Cyber Attack on BJP

The nationwide political and civil society protests may prove to be a nail in the coffin of BJP, which has failed on almost all socio-economic fronts during the 11 months of its rule in the country. By Rakesh Raman The opposition Congress party has launched a multi-pronged attack on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) [...]

Communist Party Opposes Land Acquisition Bill

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Communist Party Opposes Land Acquisition Bill

The 21st Party Congress of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) condemns the amendments to the Right to Fair Compensation, Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013. The party said that the amendments proposed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government are pro-corporate and anti-farmer. The government is trying to push through Parliament [...]

U.S. Help in Iraq Continues to Fight ISIS Terrorists

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U.S. Help in Iraq Continues to Fight ISIS Terrorists

By Rakesh Raman The U.S. army general Martin E. Dempsey observes that trends in Iraq are moving in the right direction, as Iraqi forces are maintaining their momentum against the militants of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS). The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of [...]

Unregulated Lobbying Leads to Corruption in Europe

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Unregulated Lobbying Leads to Corruption in Europe

Transparency International said today that Europe urgently needs lobbying reform. A new report from the anti-corruption group found that of 19 European countries assessed, only 7 have some form of dedicated lobbying law or regulation, allowing for nearly unfettered influence of business interests on the daily lives of Europeans. The 19 countries together score just [...]

Flop Show: Swaraj Samwad of Broken Aam Aadmi Party

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Flop Show: Swaraj Samwad of Broken Aam Aadmi Party

Swaraj Samwad organized by the broken Aam Aadmi Party only offered some disturbing noise and failed to offer any Samwad (or disciplined debate). By Rakesh Raman Once upon a time two greedy cats found a piece of cheese and cut it into two pieces to have equal share of the thing that did not belong [...]

Plan to Prevent Iran from Getting a Nuclear Weapon

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Plan to Prevent Iran from Getting a Nuclear Weapon

While the Republican opposition is getting under President Obama’s skin on his nuclear agreement with Iran, Obama has dismissed the dissenting views saying the criticism of the deal needs to stop. Obama said that American people and he himself are convinced that if the proposed framework is implemented, it will make “our countries, our allies, [...]

Is Islamic State an Independent Country, Now?

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Is Islamic State an Independent Country, Now?

Currently, ISIS holds a state which is at least equivalent to the geographical area of the U.K. But it has already planned to move beyond Iraq and Syria in order to expand its regime. By Rakesh Raman If you are ready to believe the words of John Cantlie – a hostage-turned-spokesman of ISIS (Islamic State [...]

Congress to Host Farmers’ Rally in Delhi

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Congress to Host Farmers’ Rally in Delhi

Social activist Anna Hazare – who is going to launch an agitation against the government – says that BJP and Congress are not serious about the welfare of farmers. By Rakesh Raman As the Congress party has decided to intensify its opposition to the Land Acquisition Bill proposed by Prime Minster Narendra Modi-led BJP, it [...]

Stand for Freedom to End Modern-Day Slavery

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Stand for Freedom to End Modern-Day Slavery

Today, there are an estimated 35.8 million people around the world living in slavery with 2 million children in the commercial sex trade. This week, from April 6-10, people across the United States and around the world will take a stand against the injustice of modern day slavery during the International Justice Mission’s (IJM) 3rd [...]

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