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Iran faces international outrage on Reyhaneh Jabbari’s execution

By at October 30, 2014 | 8:29 pm | 0 Comment

Iran faces international outrage on Reyhaneh Jabbari’s execution

Ignoring international pleas and social media campaigns, Iran executed 26-year-old Reyhaneh Jabbari for allegedly murdering her rapist. A temporary stay of the controversial execution happened after social media campaigns and international condemnation called for a halt to the execution last month. Iran’s Supreme Court charged the interior designer of premeditated more...

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‘Modi’s clean India—From fantasy to reality’

By at October 14, 2014 | 12:16 pm | 0 Comment

‘Modi’s clean India—From fantasy to reality’

The Indian PM reportedly chose the 145th anniversary of the birth of India’s founding father, Mahatma Gandhi, to launch the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan for a clean India. It is pertinent to highlight that Gandhi himself was an enthusiastic proponent of personal and public hygiene. Modi marked Gandhi’s birth anniversary by taking up the broom and asking public servants more...

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Iraq’s disintegration and the birth of a radical Sunni State

By at June 30, 2014 | 3:29 pm | 0 Comment

Iraq’s disintegration and the birth of a radical Sunni State

The world is helplessly watching Iraq's disintegration and the birth of a newly minted jihadist state as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant is on its way to set up a de facto sovereignty over a major chunk of Iraq.   The rise of Sunni militancy and the ensuing chaos in Iraq has caused international alarm. Until a few days ago, it was incomprehensible that a more...

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One bullet, six Taliban and the future of Afghanistan

By at April 8, 2014 | 11:51 am | 0 Comment

One bullet, six Taliban and the future of Afghanistan

The news of a British Sniper killing Taliban militants with a single shot has hogged media headlines. The Daily Beast considered the feat as “the greatest since the invention of the gun.” Reportedly the lance corporal achieved the feat using an L115A3 gun, the Army’s most powerful sniper weapon. “At a range of more than half a mile, the 20-year-old struck a more...

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Amid ‘Taliban’ threat, Afghanistan prepares to vote in April

By at April 1, 2014 | 12:01 pm | 0 Comment

Amid ‘Taliban’ threat, Afghanistan prepares to vote in April

Afghanistan is set to participate in the first democratic elections in decades. While the West wants to ensure that Afghanistan does not slide back to chaos and anarchy, the Taliban has vowed to disrupt the key April 5 elections with rocket-propelled grenades and gunfire. The effort to disrupt the Afghan presidential elections has begun. Recently, the militant group has more...

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Mass trial and death sentences bring closure to Egypt’s Arab Spring

By at March 27, 2014 | 2:54 pm | 0 Comment

Mass trial and death sentences bring closure to Egypt’s Arab Spring

Egypt's farcical trial that sentenced more than 500 Muslim brotherhood supporters and Islamists for killing a single police officer shows the extreme example of a judicial system gone berserk. According to New York Times and other reports, the precise charges against each defendant were unclear because they were not read out in court.   The military-led more...

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Modi puts democracy to test in India

By at March 18, 2014 | 1:19 pm | 0 Comment

Modi puts democracy to test in India

The 2014 general election in India will be one on a scale never seen before. More than 814 million eligible voters will cast their mandate as the nation goes to poll in April. There are currently about 120 practicing electoral democracies in the world and India’s role as a nation standing for democratic ideals would be crucial for a world struggling to keep pace with more...

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