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Arab Revolts Risk Fuelling Sectarian Tensions

 
Protests in the Arab world seem to be moving from the ideal of establishing democracy towards increasing polarisation and sectarianism in the region.. As Sunni Islamists gain political power, minority faiths are likely to be vulnerable. ...
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Sri Lankan president rejects fresh war crimes evidence

 
The latest video, produced by Channel 4, with fresh evidence, was screened in the Geneva headquarters of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) to the delegations attending the current UNHCR annual meeting....
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UNHCR: Colombo under increased pressure

 
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay issued a report that cautiously criticised Rajapaksa government for not adequately addressing human rights violations....
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Taliban, Jirgas stand in the way of polio vaccination in Pak tribal belt

 
The reasoning given against vaccination is ingenious, to say the least. “Polio infects one child in a million, but hundreds of Waziri women, children and elders have been killed in drone strikes', say the local Taliban groups. Tribal elders are also opposed to polio drops as the government has not met their primary demand- electricity for the past thirty years...
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Why B'desh garment factories are turning into infernos...?

 
Bangladesh has about 4,500 garment factories, employing around 3.6 million workers—80 percent of whom are female. Most of them earn about $43 a month, Since Tazreen fire, MNCs have increased purchases from Bangladesh due to its cheap manufacturing costs....
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Diamer – Bhasha Dam fails to get funding

 
There is still no light at the end of the tunnel for the 4,500 MW Diamer Bhasha Dam (DBD) Project, which Pakistan has been planning ...
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Aung San Suu Kyi’s swing through the US

 
Myanmar’s democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, was heard with attention all through her 17-day tour of America, which ended last week. It was an ...
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Pak: UN ‘Missing Persons’ probe team snubbed

 
A United Nations team investigating the fate of thousands of “disappeared” in Balochistan ended a 10-day fact-finding trip last week, during which it was snubbed ...
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China telecom giants threaten US: Congress panel

 
Poreg view:Commerce and security should not be mixed particularly while doing business with the Chinese companies, says a US Congressional Committee and it will be ...
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Bruce Riedel’s Optimism laced with pessimism

 
Reviewer: Yamaaraar...
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