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RUSSIA EYES AFGHANISTAN AS US STRATEGY FALTERS

THE CITIZEN BUREAU

NEW DELHI: Russia recently held a six nation conference on conflict-torn Afghanistan’s future in Moscow, inviting India, Iran, Pakistan, China, and Afghanistan. The conference was Russia’s second major intervention on ..

NEPAL-CHINA CONFERENCE REVEALS CHANGED DIPLOMACY VIS A VIS INDIA

ARUN BUDHATHOKI

KATHMANDU: I had attended the two-day Nepal China Think Tank conference recently in Kathmandu and the statements I heard from Chinese thinkers, professors and intellectuals startled me. They clearly said that China would no longer ..

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SRI LANKA SHINES LIGHT ON PUBLIC SECTOR GOVERNANCE

AMANTHA PERERA

COLOMBO (IPS): Sri Lanka’s long-awaited and much-debated Right to Information (RTI) Act became law this month without much fanfare.

There was no big PR campaign on the part of the government to unveil it on F ..

SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT LOSING STEAM FAST

JEHAN PERERA

COLOMBO: The government has been dogged by negative public opinion on its failure to tackle what it promised during its election campaigns of two years ago.

In the public perception it has yet to satisfactorily t ..

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WHAT'S IN STORE FOR AFGHANISTAN? U.S. GENERAL ASKS FOR MORE TROOPS

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NEW DELHI: In a first major indication regarding which way the United State’s 15 year long war in Afghanistan is going to go, the commander of US forces in Afghanistan has asked for several thousand new troops to break the s ..

HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ROHINGYA WORSENING, WARNS SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR

THARANGA YAKUPITIYAGE

UNITED NATIONS (IPS): A UN Special Rapporteur has expressed grave concern over escalating violence and discrimination against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar.

Following a fact-finding mission, Special Rapporteur o ..

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