May 23, 2013
Politics and prejudice: India’s Muslim women face a double whammy over divorce reform[stextbox id=”original_location”]This article was first published by LapidoMedia on May 22, 2013.…View Post

Politics and prejudice: India’s Muslim women face a double whammy over divorce reform

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December 1, 2012
UN General Assembly Vote on Palestine: Turning the tables on Israel & US

It was a landmark vote on late Thursday (November 29) when the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly choose to stand by the Palestine people – in their struggle for sovereignty and self-determination.

On that day, the UN General Assembly voted…

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December 1, 2012
India Ocean Region: Hedging against Chinese expansionism

Amid the euphoria of what will be an historic movement for the Palestine struggle for recognition by the UN, was a news item in the Times of India that grasped for attention.

It was the news of a new troika building up around the Indian Ocean. It is…

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December 1, 2012
Mali: Calling for global action, now and beyond

Mali is another example of a separatist movement aided and abetted by an Islamist group – going wrong.

Formed in October 2011, the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) sought to represent the nationalistic aspirations for the Tuareg…

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November 28, 2012
China and its Territorial Disputes: An irritant in Asia’s front yard

China has a rather inimitable style of irritating its neighbours. They brush you by the side and then glance sideways as if nothing really happened. You stare back at them and they turn around to scowl.

It seems to be a 21st century country stuck in an…

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November 27, 2012
South China Sea Crisis: Risking “Asia’s Palestine”

Amid growing tension between China and other countries in the region over territorial dispute in the South China Sea, the outgoing ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan warned that the dispute would turn the region into “Asia’s Palestine”.

Pitsuwan said…

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