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October 31, 2017 3:23 AM Global Voices Summit 2017: Countdown to Sri Lanka! · Global Voices

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October 22, 2017 4:22 AM Taliban strikes on Afghan bases a ‘show of strength’ against Trump

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct 22 – A spate of deadly Taliban attacks targeting Afghan forces this week was a show of strength against Donald Trump’s new strategy, and signalled a push to strike security bases rather than cities, analysts said. In three of the four ambushes since Tuesday, militants used bomb-laden Humvees to blast their 8

October 17, 2017 4:48 AM Call to include rural women in decision-making

ISLAMABAD: 1,000 women from over 100 districts of the country gathered in the federal capital on Monday demanding that they should be granted a seat at the table where decisions regarding sustainable development are taken. The women were brought together by the Potohar Organisation for Development Advocacy (PODA), a women’s rights organisation, as part of its annual 3

October 17, 2017 4:00 AM Mother of ex-hostage Amanda Lindhout speaks out on ‘victim shaming,’ Joshua Boyle and her ‘disgust’ with Ottawa

Speaking to the Star Monday, Lorinda Stewart revealed behind-the-scenes details of how it took ransom and the help of a private security firm to free her daughter — a task Ottawa could not achieve. Lorinda Stewart was dismayed when the Hollywood ending she had played over and over again in her mind during the 460 days her daughter was held hostage in Somalia 2

October 12, 2017 5:07 PM Report: China catching up to US in foreign aid flow

BEIJING (AP) — China is close to matching the United States as a source of official grants and loans to developing countries, but much of Beijing's financing serves its own economic interests and yields scant benefits for recipients, a multinational group of researchers reported Wednesday. The research by AidData, a lab at the College of William & Mary in Virginia 5

October 11, 2017 12:18 AM Senate unanimously passes amendments in Election Act 2017

Like the National Assembly, the Senate also restored two clauses on the status of Qadianis in their original form as contained in the Conduct of General Elections Act 2002, which is now part of the Election Bill, 2107. The opposition and treasury lawmakers lauded the government for realising the sensitivity of the matter and corrected the wrong. However 4

October 9, 2017 7:20 AM Electric honeycomb: Pakistani teen in scientific first

Only 17-years-old and he is already a recognised scientist. Muhammad Shaheer Niazi’s research on electric honeycomb was recently published in the Royal Society Open Science journal. Physicists have known the phenomenon of electric honeycomb for decades. It occurs when a layer of oil is placed in an electric field between a pointy electrode and a flat one – and the instability 4

September 21, 2017 11:50 AM Africa: Conflicts Drag Down Food Security Amid Growing Global Food Output

Rome — - Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related shocks are affecting progress towards hunger reduction, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report. Hurricanes 6

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 6

September 19, 2017 3:36 AM Hamza bin Laden: the heir to Al-Qaeda?

A photo montage published by Al-Qaeda to mark the 16th anniversary of 9/11 shows the face of Osama bin Laden in the flames of the Twin Towers. The young man, now 28, has appeared since childhood in the propaganda network founded by his father. And now, some officials and analysts believe he might try to unify jihadists around the world, taking advantage 5