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Will Yemen See the End of Conflict?

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Will Yemen See the End of Conflict?

Following “extensive” consultations with Yemeni leaders and regional partners, the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen announced Wednesday that parties to the conflict have agreed to a nation-wide cessation of hostilities beginning at midnight on 10 April, in advance of the upcoming round of peace talks, scheduled on 18 April in Kuwait. “I have previously [...]

World Bank Supports Gramin Swachh Bharat Mission

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World Bank Supports Gramin Swachh Bharat Mission

According to the government, the project will accelerate efforts to achieve sustained outcomes in sanitation by 2019. The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval Wednesday to the US$ 1500 million project of World Bank support to Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) or SBM-G. The Project provides for incentivising States [...]

BJP Attacking Democracy in Uttarakhand: Congress

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BJP Attacking Democracy in Uttarakhand: Congress

Congress said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is overseeing the murder of democracy in India. By Rakesh Raman As the political situation in the Indian state Uttarakhand is going from bad to worse, Congress party is crying foul, saying it is Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP’s) brutal attack on democracy. Congress and BJP delegations approached President of [...]

President Obama to Meet Leaders of Nordic Countries

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President Obama to Meet Leaders of Nordic Countries

President Obama will host the leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden at the White House for a U.S.-Nordic Leaders Summit on May 13, 2016. The event follows the convening of Nordic leaders during the President’s trip to Sweden in September 2013. According to a White House statement, the summit will be an opportunity [...]

UN to Assess Rights of Women in Cambodia

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UN to Assess Rights of Women in Cambodia

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia announced Thursday she will be visiting the country Monday to assess the enjoyment of rights by women and indigenous peoples in the country. “I will be focusing on discrimination during my second official visit to Cambodia, examining the situation of marginalised and [...]

Narendra Modi Addresses World Sufi Forum

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Narendra Modi Addresses World Sufi Forum

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, addressed the World Sufi Forum in New Delhi on Thursday. The Forum has been convened by the All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board, to discuss the role of Sufism in countering rising global terror. The Forum, will debate long-term alternatives to counter rising issues of radicalization and use [...]

Obama Asked to Condemn ISIS Mass Killings as Genocide

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Obama Asked to Condemn ISIS Mass Killings as Genocide

Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus urged President Obama to meet Thursday’s congressionally mandated deadline to condemn the mass killing of Christians and other ethnic and religious minorities by Islamic State terrorists as genocide. “The slaughter of Christians and other ethnic and religious minorities by ISIS is a crime against humanity and must be [...]

Putin Discusses Syria and Ukraine with Obama

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Putin Discusses Syria and Ukraine with Obama

Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation Monday with the U.S. President Barack Obama. The two leaders exchanged assessments of the course of implementing the statement by Russia and the United States, as co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group, on cessation of hostilities in Syria. The leaders stated that the Russian-US initiative, supported [...]

Hindu Rulers Support Shady Hindu Event in India

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Hindu Rulers Support Shady Hindu Event in India

The BJP government wants to spread the message of Hinduism under the garb of the World Culture Festival. By Rakesh Raman The Hindu government BJP headed by a Hindu Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India has ignored the advice of courts, environmentalists, and NGOs to support a shady Hindu festival. Called ‘World Culture Festival,’ the [...]

China Urged to Reform Rights-Abusing Laws

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China Urged to Reform Rights-Abusing Laws

China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) should reject or revise laws that undermine domestic and international human rights protections, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to NPC Chairman Zhang Dejiang. The NPC, the highest organ of state power in China, begins its annual meeting in Beijing on Saturday. “Since Xi Jinping became president, the Chinese [...]

Turkey Government Steamrolls Press Freedom: Amnesty

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Turkey Government Steamrolls Press Freedom: Amnesty

The government takeover of Zaman newspaper is the latest deeply troubling episode in the Turkish authorities’ ongoing onslaught on dissenting media, Amnesty International said Friday. According to the state news agency Anadolu, at the request of the Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, a court appointed trustees to take over the newspaper’s management. “By lashing out [...]

Can Kanhaiya Kumar Achieve Social Democracy for India?

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Can Kanhaiya Kumar Achieve Social Democracy for India?

Kanhaiya and his supporters can promote socialism or social democracy in India. But they will succeed only if their arguements are loaded with plenty of content and knowledge. By Rakesh Raman After his release on bail from jail Thursday, Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar delivered a politically charged speech to a [...]