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Why al-Qaida is still strong 16 years after 9/11 Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001. AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer Tricia Bacon, American University Sixteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, al-Qaida conducted the most destructive terrorist attack in history. An unprecedented onslaught from the U.S. followed. One-third of al-Qaida’s leadership was killed or captured in the following […]

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    United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into the south tower of the World Trade Center complex in New York City during the September 11 attacks. Source: Wikipedia Commons. 9/11: The Morning That Changed The World I Knew By IDN By Dr Palitha Kohona* It was another sunny September morning. The sky was a brilliant […]

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Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana, on Sunday. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. — AFP photo More than 1.6 million homes and businesses in south Florida were without power from Hurricane Irma on […]

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Rohingya Crisis, George Soros, Oil & Lessons For India When George Soros comes to this or that country… he looks for religious, ethnic or social contradictions, chooses the model of action for one of these options or their combination and tries to ‘warm them up’. By Shelley Kasli – September 8, 2017 The ongoing crisis […]

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Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday her government was doing its best to protect everyone in the strife-torn state of Rakhine, as the estimated number of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh leapt by 18,000 in one day, to 164,000. Suu Kyi did not refer specifically to the exodus of the […]

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– F R Chowdhury Myanmar (previously known as Burma) is a vast country of 676,550 sq. km. or 261,217 sq. Miles on the north-east coast of Bay of Bengal. It is between Bangladesh and Thailand though it has also long shared a border with India and China. Its population is only about 49 million. The […]

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How Muslim Americans are fighting Islamophobia and securing their civil rights Rally against President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority nations. AP Photo/Andres Kudacki Emily Cury, Northeastern University The past year has been a difficult one for American Muslims. According to a July 2017 Pew survey, 48 percent of Muslims report experiencing […]

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that India shared Myanmar’s concern about “extremist violence” in its Rakhine state, where a security force operation against Muslim rebels has sent about 125,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh. Modi spoke after talks with Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a visit aimed at expanding commercial […]

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Rohingya refugees get off to the boat as they arrive in Bangladesh by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar, September 5, 2017. — Reuters photo Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday blamed ‘terrorists’ for ‘a huge iceberg of misinformation’ on the violence in Rakhine state but made no mention of […]

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Published September 4, 2017  •  Author – Karen News International Human Rights Groups Call for independent Inquiry as Reports of Ethnic Cleansing Emerge as Thousands of Rohingya Flee Burma United Nation sources estimates that as many as 30,000 Rohingya have fled Burma for Bangladesh. Media reports from Bangladesh put the numbers closer to 70,000. The […]

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Why Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel Peace Prize Won’t Be Revoked By RUSSELL GOLDMAN      SEPT. 4, 2017 Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Myanmar and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has been conspicuously silent on the Rohingya issue. Credit Agence France-Presse — Getty Images HONG KONG — Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, […]

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Myanmar conflict: Fake photos inflame tension By Jonathan Head South East Asia correspondent  Image copyright Bettmann/Getty Image caption This photo is from Bangladesh in 1971 but is being shared on social media to describe Rohingya people in Myanmar as terrorists A recent surge in violence in the northern part of Myanmar’s Rakhine state has been […]

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