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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 ..

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

THE CITIZEN BUREAU

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 ..

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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 ..

MYANMAR'S SECURITY FORCES RAPED AND ASSAULTED ROHINGYA WOMEN: HRW

THE CITIZEN BUREAU

NEW DELHI: Myanmar’s government forces committed rape and other sexual violence against ethnic Rohingya women and girls as young as 13 during security operations in northern Rakhine State in late 2016, rights group Human Rig ..

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WHAT THE ARREST OF CK RAUT MEANS FOR NEPAL

VISHNU SHARMA

KATHMANDU: In Nepal, the police recently arrested a prominent Madhesi leader Dr Chandra Kant Raut a.k.a. CK Raut allegedly for ‘involvement in organized crime against the state’. Although this is not the first time tha ..

PAKISTAN MOVES TO END IMPUNITY FOR RAPISTS

IRFAN AHMED

LAHORE (IPS): Amid a wave of reforms to tighten the country’s laws on honour killings and sexual assault, on Feb. 2, the Sindh Assembly passed a law making DNA testing in rape cases mandatory in the province. It follows on t ..

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