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International
Islamist force’s 'India Out’ movement in Bangladesh stirs controversy
Special Contribution
By Tajul Islam
In 2024, the India-out movement commenced in Maldives, coinciding with significant political developments in Bangladesh. Following the victory of the Awami League, securing 233 seats out ...

Meditations
Darkness Is Collective and Cumulative; Its Negation Begins in Meditation

By Martin LeFevre
Staff Writer
A friend, sharing my feeling that man continues to plunge the planet and humanity toward the abyss, sent me a link he thought was helpful. It had the opposite effect. “Humanity is sloppily, awkwardly ...

Double Deutsch Bullets Close Gap on Japan
Special Contribution
By Andy Rice
Two race wins for Simon Diesch and Anna Markfort have moved the Germans into second place and just four points off the Japanese leaders after a breezier day at the 470 World Championship in Mallorca. ...

JUST Commentary
Thank Mr. Biden for Letting Gaza Kids Starve

Special Contribution
By Dr. Marwan Asmar
Gaza continues to starve. The north of Gaza is experiencing the worst famine thanks to the Israeli blockade and the fact the Biden administration is turning a blind eye and continues to fund the deadly ...

Modernisation Initiatives to Spur Vietnam Defence Budget
Vietnam’s volatile relationship with China and territorial disputes in the South China Sea have compelled the country to enhance its military capabilities. With China’s growing military might and assertiveness ...

HII Completes Initial Sea Trials of Virginia-class Sub
HII announced the successful completion of initial sea trials for Virginia-class attack submarine New Jersey (SSN 796) by the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. New Jersey ...

EOS Defence Systems Partners with Shielders Advanced Industries
EOS Defence Systems (EOS) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Shielders Advanced Industries, a specialist in metal processing, profiling, and fabrication based in the United ...

Bolshoi and Mariinsky Join Forces for Rimsky-Korsakov 180th Anniversary Festival
For the first time in many years, the Mariinsky Theatre toured at the Bolshoi of Russia Historic Stage. On February 23, 24 and 25 – The Maid of Pskov, Christmas Eve (February 24) and The Legend of ...

Prof. Park Deok-Eun Promotes Arts and Literature in Jeolla Provinces
On the morning of Feb. 15, 2024, Prof. Park Deuk-Eun was teaching a group of his literary friends how to better write poems at a public building of the southern provincial County of Sunchang, Korea's ...

US State Department Official Warns of Impending Rohingya Crisis in Bangladesh
US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Donald Lu, expressed apprehension that the situation in Myanmar is not showing signs of improvement. He raised concerns about the potential for a ...

NATO Leaders Are Racking Their Brains on How to Tame Zelensky
Ekushey February: International Mother Language Day
Dialogue and the Human Condition
Israel Cannot Hide from the International Court of Justice
Coalition Struggles and Military Risks in Pakistan's Majority-Less Politics
The Mystery of Consciousness
Negative Learning from a Rattlesnake
IISS Military Balance 2024 Report Spotlights Era of Global Insecurity
Lowry to Light Up Laguna National
Pakistan Prepares for Historic National Assembly Elections amid Political Upheaval




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Asia Watch by George Zhibin Gu
Federation:
The Best Choice for Taiwan & China
The realities between Taiwan and mainland China are 'economically hot, politically cold.' Their ever-increasing economic ties demand far better political relations. One highly feasible resolution is a 'federation.' Would it work? The answer: economically, the time is right; politically, it is only few steps ... more
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Learning Languages the Easy Way?
The ad stated you could learn Spanish, French, or Japanese or other foreign languages in the time it takes to listen to a few CDs for the very low cost of less than $20.00. Maybe. It all depends on the meaning of learning a language. What will you be able to do after listening to a few CDs? No much in all likelihood. ... more
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SOUTH ASIA MONITOR BY B. GAUTAM
India and The Oscars
India's Oscars fiasco is growing bigger, and no one seems to care. Aamir Khan's debut, "Taare Zameen Par," is the country's nominee for the 2009 Best Foreign Language Academy Award. The work undoubtedly ... more
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Getway with John Hagan
Harry Lime's Vienna
So what if it is the city of Mozart, Strauss, Haydn, Beethoven, Klimt, the majestic Schonbrunn Palace, the exquisite baroque Belvedere, and all the glories of Hapsburg indulgence! Call me a lowbrow , a philistine if you like, but I wasnt lured ... more
Other Articles by John Hagan
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Middle East News by Yasser Moailek
Gazan Weapons Dealer Reveals All
Rafah City resident Abu Mohammed whipped out his modern mobile phone and quickly dialed a number, before starting a concise conversation with the other side. "Hello. Please send me 750 watermelons and five crutches, and make that fast," Abu Mohammed ... more
Other Articles by Yasser AbuMoailek
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THIRD WORLDER By Rolando Fuertes Jr.
Shisha: An Arab Delight, a Taste of Home
MANAMA, Bahrain ? An Arab man leans back in his chair as he blows smoke rings in the air. The smell of apple is much like the scent of baking an apple over a wood fire. So thick is the smell of apple tobacco inside the coffee shop you can almost taste it as it escapes ... more
Other Articles by Rolando M. Fuertes Jr.
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Window on Japan
The 47 Samurai That Never Were
Tokyo, Nov. 27, 2003 ? In the winter of 1703, following the revenge killing of a court official who had disgraced and caused the self inflicted death of the local lord to whom they owed allegiance, over 40 samurai willingly, happily even, slit open their own ... more
Other Articles by Mark Buckton
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Tragedy in Sudan
Is Appalling Atrocity Genocide?
As he began speaking, Majok lowered his small cocoa-colored eyes and stared intensely at the ground. It was the summer of 2002 and I had just flown thousands of miles deep into the war zone of Sudan, the largest country in Africa, to interview former slaves. ... more
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