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September 21, 2017 7:13 AM Modi Wants India To Be 'Vishwa-Guru'. This Policy Belies That

There are two things about the Rohingya issue that struck me. One, the response of the central government in the Supreme Court that Rohingya refugees are a national security threat. In its 15-page affidavit, the Home Ministry has said in court that "Many of the Rohingyas figure in suspected sinister designs of ISI/IS and other extremist groups who want to achieve

September 21, 2017 4:12 AM Trump urges 'strong & swift' UN action to end Rohingya crisis

The violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state began on 25 August and forced 422,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh, fleeing a military offensive the UN has branded ethnic cleansing. UNITED NATIONS - US President Donald Trump wants the United Nations Security Council to take “strong and swift action” to end violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, Vice President

September 19, 2017 7:07 AM Aung San Suu Kyi sidesteps atrocity allegations in first address on Rohingya crisis

RANGOON, Burma — In her first major speech Tuesday on the worsening Rohingya crisis, Burma’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, sidestepped allegations of atrocities committed against the stateless Muslim minority and cast the conflict as just one of many problems ailing the country. Appearing to cast doubt on claims that the military has burned homes

September 14, 2017 10:28 AM Myanmar’s Rohingya: how years of strife grew into a crisis

Violence against Muslim ethnic group part of ‘longstanding pattern’ of abuse and discrimination’ A military crackdown against the Rohingya ethnic group has driven hundreds of thousands of men, women and children from their homes in Myanmar. The Rohingya have faced violence and discrimination in the majority-Buddhist country for decades, but are now fleeing 2

September 8, 2017 7:19 AM Tanzanian Ministers Implicated in Diamond-Mining Probe Quit

Two Tanzanian ministers resigned after President John Magufuli told government officials suspected of wrongdoing in an investigation into the nation’s diamond- and Tanzanite-mining industries to step down. Edwin Ngonyani, a deputy minister of works, transport and communication, said he resigned Thursday evening, declining to comment on the allegations 2

September 7, 2017 2:45 PM Boko Haram and al-Shabab recruits 'lack religious schooling'

Many young Africans drawn to extremist groups know "little to nothing" about religious texts and interpretations, a UN study has found. The survey, the first of its kind in Africa, profiled nearly 500 voluntary recruits to militant groups including al-Shabab and Boko Haram. Finding a job is "the most acute need at the time of joining a group," the report 2

August 22, 2017 1:06 PM Unity, development will remain Kenya’s guiding lights, Uhuru says

President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday said the quest for unity and development will continue pushing Kenya to make progress as it has done since independence. The President, who spoke at the 39th Anniversary Memorial Service for founding President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, said Kenya has made great strides in entrenching democracy and has made tremendous achievements 4

August 21, 2017 11:46 PM Android O release date, name and features: Google officially reveals Android Oreo

Company finally announced what "Android O" stands for during New York event Android Oreo, the eighth iteration of Google's mobile OS, has finally been officially unveiled. The mobile operating system has a handful of new features and several optimisations on the last edition, Android 7 Nougat. Here we roundup the latest news about the latest Android 3

August 17, 2017 11:12 PM Jihadist Is Liable for $3.2 Million for Damage to Shrines in Mali

The judges said the money should cover damage to the buildings, economic losses suffered by local residents and moral harm caused by the loss of the city’s cultural heritage. In their summary, the judges said that the attacks on the nine shrines and a mosque carried “a message of terror and helplessness,” destroyed “part of humanity’s shared memory and collective 4

August 17, 2017 10:13 AM ICC rules jihadist liable for 2.7 mn euros for Timbuktu destruction

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, The Hague, Netherlands, Aug 17 – War crimes judges said Thursday that a Malian jihadist was liable for 2.7 million euros in personal damages for destroying Timbuktu’s fabled shrines in 2012, as they ordered reparations in a landmark ruling. The International Criminal Court ordered that the victims of the razing of the fabled 8