Daily Archives: December 19, 2016

Myanmar army accused of ‘crimes against humanity’

The acts of Myanmar army against the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority may amount to crimes against humanity, human rights group Amnesty International has warned. Outlining its accusations, on 19 December,...
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BD politicians doubt success of President’s dialogue

The mainstream opposition the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is in confusion about the success of dialogue between the President and the registered political parties in Bangladesh over formation of...
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Facebook Bringing Group Voice Calls To Messenger Desktop Client

Facebook Messenger enabled users to make group voice calls using the mobile app earlier this year in April but the feature has not yet been released for desktop users....

Change of govt. predicted by Mahinda creates China’s concern about ‘instability’ in Sri Lanka!

Apprehension blooming among the concerned parties. That Sri Lankan coalition government could collapse. This became more apperent in a statement of Skills Development and Vocational Training Minister Palitha Ranga...

Controversy over India’s top security appointments 

India's opposition Congress has attacked the ruling BJP for 'violating' the seniority rule in appointing the country's new army chief. Three senior lieutenant generals were superseded when the government decided...
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Banning the Bomb: India abstains on ban vote, bides time

The UN General Assembly recently adopted a resolution calling for the commencement of negotiations in 2017 for a “legally binding instrument” to prohibit nuclear weapons. Overall, 123 countries voted...

NC, CPN-MC, UDMF to move ahead with process

A meeting between the Nepali Congress, CPN-MC and the United Democratic Madhesi Front decided to move ahead with the process of constitution amendment bill. Chair of National Madhes Socialist Party...
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General Qamar Bajwa calls on Saudi King Salman, vows to guard Holy Mosques

Pak Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud on Sunday, said a statement issued by military’s media wing. The Saudi king...

Bangladesh’s oldest jail opens to public as a museum

Many of Bangladesh´s most significant political prisoners have been incarcerated within the walls of the two-century old Dhaka Central Jail. Now the prison that has borne witness to much of...
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Asian power dynamic will be remolded in Trump era

What will the Trump presidency bring to the power dynamic in the Asia-Pacific region? There are many uncertainties looming ahead. But major powers in the region have sped up...