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Abe’s difficult role in the US-Iran tangle

— Observer Research Foundation Analysis By K. V. Kesavan and Simran Walia Since 1952, successive Japanese governments have always maintained that cordial relations with the countries of the Middle East are closely bound up with the peace and economic well-being of Japan. Yet, no other region perhaps has posed a greater challenge to Japanese diplomacy […]

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The Pakistan Factor in Indian Election

Muhammad Serajuddin in Karachi Amid polarisation of Hindu voters, Bharatyia Janata Party’s (BJP) celebrity card worked again in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha segment comprising two border districts — Gurdaspur and Pathankot — with actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol defeating Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar by a margin of 77,009 votes. Voters of Hindu-dominated assembly segments played a […]

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Myanmar-Hugary see growing Muslim population as “greatest challenge”

By TeleSur Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban bonded Wednesday (June 5) while discussing their nations “greatest challenges”: migration and Muslims. “The two leaders highlighted that one of the greatest challenges at present for both countries and their respective regions – southeast Asia and Europe — is migration,” Hungarian […]

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“Truth ultimately is all we have:” Julian Assange appeals for public support

Oscar GrenfellIN HIS first publicly-released comments to supporters since his arrest, WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange has detailed the repressive conditions he faces in Britain’s Belmarsh prison and called for a campaign against his threatened extradition to the United States. “I am defenceless and am counting on you and others of good character to […]