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Persecution of Rohingyas disturbs Bangladesh

Persecution of Rohingyas disturbs Bangladesh

by Shafiqul Bashar – President, AJA Bangladesh Chapter DHAKA (Bangladesh): While the persecution by Myanmar army continues in Rakhine State, thousands of Rohingya Muslims thronged the Bangladesh border in their attempt to infiltrate into this country for shelter. Hundreds of Rohingyas are floating in dozens of wooden boats in the Naf River at the border […]

The Trump Administration: The Outlook For U.S. Foreign Policy

The Trump Administration: The Outlook For U.S. Foreign Policy

Richard Giragosian – Director, Regional Studies Center (RSC) For many Americans, and especially for supporters of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, the victory of Donald Trump as the country’s next president was a serious surprise. For many others, and most notably for his vehemently loyal backers, the victory was a refreshing renewal of their hopes for […]

Reflections of the Choi Soon-sil Scandal in Asian Countries

Reflections of the Choi Soon-sil Scandal in Asian Countries

A bizarre scandal about the Korean President Park Geun-hye shakes the South Korean society. Choi Soon-sil, an old friend of the president, allegedly used her connection with Park to extort money from largest corporations as well as abuse of power and corruption activities. President Park Geun-hye apologized recently that she accepts a prosecution investigation into […]

US tells Philippines: We are still your ally

US tells Philippines: We are still your ally

A senior US diplomat said on Monday that Washington supported Manila’s blossoming ties with Beijing, but he assured the Southeast Asian nation that Washington remained its trusted ally. Daniel Russel, US assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, said after meeting with Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay in Manila that Washington welcomes […]

Vanishing Jain Temples of Thar Desert

Vanishing Jain Temples of Thar Desert

It was December 2010 when after a day-long drive and visiting various historical sites on the way from Karachi, the southern port city of Sindh province of Pakistan, me and my friends reached Islamkot, a tinny town located in the center of Thar, one of the largest deserts of world, bordering Indian State of Rajasthan. […]

Chinese companies to help Malaysia build deep sea port

Chinese companies to help Malaysia build deep sea port

Three Chinese companies have been selected to help build a new deep-water port in the Strait of Malacca in Malaysia. The project is part of the Chinese government’s broader “belt and road” initiative. PowerChina International, Shenzhen’s Yantian Port Group and Rizhao Port Group have been selected to help a Malaysian company build the 1.9-billion US […]

Duterte awaits ‘soft landing’ on first state visit to Beijing

Duterte awaits ‘soft landing’ on first state visit to Beijing

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who arrives in Beijing on Tuesday for his first state visit to China, said he agrees with Beijing’s call for peaceful settlement of the South China Sea issue. Duterte expects a “soft landing” in the dispute over the issue. He will visit China for four days. “I’ll be there to talk […]

BRICS should help lead world economy out of woods in time of uncertainty

BRICS should help lead world economy out of woods in time of uncertainty

At a time when a strong and sustainable global recovery remains elusive, the BRICS nations should come even closer together and help lead the world economy out of the woods, just as they had done in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis. Later this week, leaders of the five BRICS nations – China, […]

World Food Day marked in Pakistan

World Food Day marked in Pakistan

Pakistani vendors carry sacks of potatoes at a fruit and vegetable market on the World Food Day in eastern Pakistan’s Lahore, on Oct. 16, 2016. World Food Day, which falls on Oct. 16, is an opportunity to raise awareness about undernourishment and encourage societies and all actors to end hunger.

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej passes away at 88

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej passes away at 88

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej has died at the age of 88 after a long illness, the Bureau of Royal Household said in a statement on October 13.

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