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“Anti-national” Mirza Ghalib defends himself in new play

Mirza Ghalib in the time of terrorism? The 19th century bard having to defend himself against charges of anti-nationalism in a modern-day court? A new play has done just that — plucking the 19th century poet out of history and placing him in contemporary times. In the play ‘Anti-National Ghalib’, staged here recently, the poet […] “Anti-national” Mirza Ghalib defends himself in new play
2017-05-26 06:05 | India, anti-national, author-director Danish Iqbal | JantaKaReporter

Roger Moore in Bondage

You can’t be a real spy and have everybody in the world know who you are and what your drink is. That’s just hysterically funny. — Roger Moore What are we to make of Bond, that slightly leering brute who does all for Queen and country, always at the ready with quip, car and gadget?  […]
2017-05-26 06:05 | Arts and/or Entertainment, Obituary, James Bond | DissidentVoice

U.S. inflation path since 2012 is worrisome, policymaker says

TOKYO (Reuters) - The current level of U.S. prices is noticeably lower than what it would be if the Federal Reserve had delivered on its 2-percent inflation target, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said, calling the trend "worrisome."
2017-05-26 06:05 | businessNews | Reuters

Doha Film Institute Co-Finances World's First Fully Painted Film

It is the world’s first fully painted feature film, featuring 65,000 oil painted frames. Doha Film Institute will co-finance   Loving Vincent,  the world’s first fully painted feature film and an ode to the artist Vincent Van Gogh.
2017-05-26 06:05 | ENTERTAINMENT, Latest News, Qatar | AlBawaba

'Foreigners fighting' with ISIL-linked Philippine group

Indonesians and Malaysians among those killed by army in Marawi, where clashes with Maute forces thousands to flee.
2017-05-26 06:05 | News | Aljazeera

In a “World of Plenty,” G7 Must Fight Famine

World leaders must step up and take action in fighting famine to prevent further catastrophic levels of hunger and deaths, said Oxfam. Ahead of the 43rd G7 summit, Oxfam urged world leaders to urgently address the issue of famine, currently affecting four countries at unprecedented levels. “Political failure has led to these crises – political […]
2017-05-26 06:05 | Africa, Aid, Armed Conflicts | IPSnews

False child abduction rumours on WhatsApp trigger deadly mob violence in India

Seven men died in two vigilante mob attacks in central India incited by rumours on the messaging service WhatsApp.
2017-05-26 06:05 | News | TheAge

China's reforms not enough to arrest mounting debt: Moody's

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's structural reforms will slow the pace of its debt build-up but will not be enough to arrest it, and another credit rating cut for the country is possible down the road unless it gets its ballooning credit in check, officials at Moody's said.
2017-05-26 06:05 | businessNews | Reuters

Opposition MPs: Government blueprint won’t solve Indian community woes

KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 — Pakatan Haparan lawmakers today derided Putrajaya’s blueprint for the development of the Indian community as little more than a compilation of the group’s problems. They also alleged that the Malaysian Action Plan...
2017-05-26 06:05 | News | TheMalaymailOnline

Sudan urges UNAMID to condemn recent rebel attacks in Drafur

May 25, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan has called on the hybrid peacekeeping mission to condemn the recent rebel attacks in North and East Darfur pointing that they breached a cessation of hostilities and destabilise regional peace and security. In a meeting held at his office in Khartoum, Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary Abdel-Ghani al-Nai'm briefed the Deputy Joint Special Representative Bintou Keita, and the UNAMID Force Commander Lt Gen Frank Mushyo Kamanzi about the recent clashes with rebels (...) - News
2017-05-26 06:05 | News | SudanTribune

Pursue TPP implementation without US,  expert says

KUALA LUMPUR, May 26  — The remaining 11 countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should push forward the implementation of the trade agreement despite the US withdrawal, said Senior Fellow at the US Peterson Institute for International...
2017-05-26 06:05 | News | TheMalaymailOnline

Deep Six the Deep State

You won’t read about this in what passes for the “mainstream” media, but newly declassified documents reveal that the Obama administration was violating its own rules and spying on Americans with such frequency that even the normally compliant FISA court scolded them: “The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy […]
2017-05-26 06:05 | Uncategorized | AntiWar

Fear as an Obstacle to Peace: Why Are Israelis Afraid?

Bat-Hen Epstein Elias’s long article on Iranian Jews is interesting. Parts of it, in fact, are heartwarming. Yet, despite the lack of any serious evidence, the story is entirely framed in the language of fear. Entitled, “All the Jews there live in fear that their telephones are tapped,” the story in Israel Hayom peddles the […]
2017-05-26 06:05 | Uncategorized | AntiWar

'Why is she here?': the Nigerian herder’s daughter who became UN deputy chief

Mother of six Amina Mohammed rose from a humble upbringing in the Lake Chad region to become a government minister and second in command at the UN In a Twitter aside during his election campaign, Donald Trump dismissed the UN as “just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time”. For Amina Mohammed, the organisation’s new deputy secretary general , it is anything but. Attempting to meet some of the world’s
2017-05-26 06:05 | Governance, Global development, United Nations | Guardian

OPEC disappointment hits oil, stocks; sterling down on UK vote jitters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices weakened on Friday, prompting a move away from riskier assets and depressing Asian stocks, after an OPEC agreement to extend cuts in crude production for a further nine months disappointed investors who had bet on bigger output cuts.
2017-05-26 05:05 | businessNews | Reuters

Rwanda: RwandAir to Take Delivery of Another New Boeing

[New Times] RwandAir has acquired yet another Boeing 737-800 Next Generation that the national carrier hopes will boost its capacity and competitiveness.
2017-05-26 05:05 | News | AllAfrica

Poaching, wildlife trafficking increasing in South Sudan: report

May 25, 2017 (JUBA) - Significant wildlife populations in war-torn South Sudan have so far survived, but poaching, commercial wildlife trafficking, illegal mining, timber harvesting and charcoal production are increasing, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said a new report. The report follows the first aerial assessment carried out on the impact of South Sudan's current civil war on the country's wildlife and other natural resources. The aerial survey, according to WCS, was conducted (...) - News /
2017-05-26 05:05 | News | SudanTribune

Concrete steps have transformed lives of people: PM on 3rd

On the third anniversary of his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said these years have seen concrete steps that have “transformed” the lives of the people. He put out the statistics related to various sectors to show comparisons between 2014 and now. He also invited the public to participate in a survey on his […] Concrete steps have transformed lives of people: PM on 3rd
2017-05-26 05:05 | India, density, electrification | JantaKaReporter

Is this a time of living dangerously for netizens in Indonesia?

WEDNESDAY morning. It was just like any other ordinary working day... until I flipped open my laptop and got online. "Someone" showed me an old photograph from when I was still doing my graduate study about media and journalism. The post Is this a time of living dangerously for netizens in Indonesia? appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
2017-05-26 05:05 | Correspondents, Indonesia, Insights | AsianCorrespondent

Nigeria: Senate Passes Petroleum Industry Bill

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Senate has passed the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, the long-awaited legislation that promises broad reforms to the nation's oil and gas industry.
2017-05-26 05:05 | News | AllAfrica

Public Diplomacy As A National Security Tool – Analysis

By Una Bergmane* (FPRI) — In 2014, Russian Chanel One reported that Ukrainian officials had crucified a three year old
2017-05-26 05:05 | 1, Analysis, Baltics | EurasiaReview

US says Mosul strike in March killed over 100 civilians

Pentagon admits Mosul strike killed 105 civilians, but blames ISIL for placing explosives in site sheltering civilians.
2017-05-26 05:05 | News | Aljazeera

Nigeria: You Are a System Stabilizer, 36 Governors Tell Acting President Osinbajo

[Premium Times] Nigeria's 36 state governors were on Thursday full of praises for Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, describing him as a system stabilizer.
2017-05-26 05:05 | News | AllAfrica

Think Trump Too Cozy with Dictators? Check Out US Military – OpEd

By David Vine* Much outrage has been expressed in recent weeks over President Donald Trump’s invitation for a White House visit to
2017-05-26 05:05 | 1, Opinion, Democracy | EurasiaReview

Tensions Regarding President Donald J. Trump – OpEd

By Giancarlo Elia Valori* The relationship between President Trump and what is usually defined – with Soviet terminology – as
2017-05-26 05:05 | 1, Opinion, Donald Trump | EurasiaReview

Oil drops after OPEC-led output cut extension falls below expectations

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil extended falls on Friday after tumbling in the previous session when OPEC and allied producers extended output cuts but disappointed investors betting on longer or larger supply curbs.
2017-05-26 05:05 | businessNews | Reuters

Ben & Jerry’s won’t serve two scoops of same flavour until Australia legalises gay marriage

ICE CREAM company Ben & Jerry’s announced this week that Australian customers would not be allowed to order two scoops of the same flavour at any of its 26 stores until the country legalises same sex marriage. The post Ben & Jerry’s won’t serve two scoops of same flavour until Australia legalises gay marriage appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
2017-05-26 05:05 | Australia, News, Politics | AsianCorrespondent

East Africa: Ugandans Plead With DR Congo to Open Borders for Business

[Monitor] Kasese -Traders at Mpondwe Market in Lhubiriha Town Council in Kasese District near the Uganda-DR Congo border are crying foul following the ban of Ugandan products to DR Congo early this year.
2017-05-26 05:05 | News | AllAfrica

Russian Hacking – Analysis

By Rene Zou Unconventional warfare tactics are becoming increasingly popular in the digital age, and Russia is leading the way.
2017-05-26 05:05 | 1, Analysis, Donald Trump | EurasiaReview

Modi congratulates Prachanda for successful conduct of polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated outgoing prime minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ for the successful conduct of local elections there. Modi conveyed his felicitations to Prachanda in a phone call last evening, the PMO said today in a tweet. Modi “also felicitated Shri Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ for his strong commitment to […] Modi congratulates Prachanda for successful conduct of polls
2017-05-26 05:05 | India, arvind keriwal, CM Yogi Adityanath | JantaKaReporter

US-led strikes kill 35 civilians in east Syria: monitor

US-led strikes kill 35 in east Syria, just days after monitor reports highest monthly civilian death toll for coalition.
2017-05-26 05:05 | News | Aljazeera

Will Hekmatyar’s Return Help Afghanistan? – Analysis

By Irfan Yar* After spending 20 years in exile, former Prime Minister of Afghanistan, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, returned to Kabul earlier
2017-05-26 05:05 | 1, Analysis, Afghanistan | EurasiaReview

UN Concerned over Health of Palestinian Hunger Strikers

The United Nations (UN) has raised the alarm over the health conditions of hunger-striking Palestinian inmates in Israeli prisons.
2017-05-26 05:05 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestinian Arena | AlBawaba

Saudi Arabia Plays Trump On Iran To Tilt Middle East Balance – Analysis

With a lavish welcome, Saudis convince Trump that Iran – not their own fundamentalism – is bigger danger for the
2017-05-26 04:05 | 1, Analysis, Donald Trump | EurasiaReview

Uganda: Soft Drinks Producers Protest Tax Increments On Products

[Monitor] Kampala -The carbonated soft drink industry in Uganda has protested the new Excise Duty tax increments on the industry which they say are going to impact the industry negatively.
2017-05-26 04:05 | News | AllAfrica

Kenya: National Airline Reduces Losses Through Deep Cost-Cutting

[Nation] Deep cost-cutting helped Kenya Airways reduce its full-year net loss by more than half to Sh10.2 billion, showing some green shoots of hope for the national carrier, which is however beset by a flagging topline and wider erosion of shareholders' capital.
2017-05-26 04:05 | News | AllAfrica

UK: Jihadi Suicide Bomber Attack In Manchester – Analysis

By Dr Subhash Kapila* The suicide bomber attack on 22 May 2017 at a Manchester concert stands out analytically as
2017-05-26 04:05 | 1, Analysis, Islamic State | EurasiaReview

Oil drops after OPEC-led output cut extension falls below expectations

Oil extended falls on Friday after tumbling in the previous session when OPEC and allied producers extended output cuts
2017-05-26 04:05 | News | GulfNews

Uzbekistan Shows The Way For Dealing With Cultural Legacy – Analysis

By Shastri Ramachandaran Cultural legacies, with their inevitable potential for controversies compounded by competing claims between contending nations, can be
2017-05-26 04:05 | 1, Analysis, Entertainment | EurasiaReview

RM18m in drugs seized in Kedah, possibly biggest of year

KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 — The Customs Department has confiscated 198kg of drugs worth an estimated RM18.3 million in Kedah, in what may be the single biggest narcotics haul so far of 2017. According to the Star Online news portal,  Customs deputy...
2017-05-26 04:05 | News | TheMalaymailOnline

Republican Gianforte Wins Montana House Race Amid Assault Charge

Republican Greg Gianforte claimed victory in a special election for Congress Thursday despite an election eve assault charge for allegedly body-slamming a reporter.
2017-05-26 04:05 | News | NPR

France: Macron’s Party Seen Winning Majority In Legislative Elections

(EurActiv) — French President Emmanuel Macron’s party is set to win as much as a third of the vote in
2017-05-26 04:05 | 1, World News, Economics | EurasiaReview

Local Elections In Nepal: Is Second Phase Possible? – Analysis

By Pramod Jaiswal* Nepal held the first phase of its local election in May 2017, after nearly 19 years. Following
2017-05-26 04:05 | 1, Analysis, Social Issues | EurasiaReview

Burma: Buddhist Body ‘Bans’ Ultra-Nationalist Monks

A government-appointed body that regulates Myanmar’s Buddhist clergy has banned an ultra-nationalist monk organization known for its anti-Islamic rhetoric, according
2017-05-26 04:05 | 1, Religion, Buddhism | EurasiaReview

Brazilian troops recalled from streets of capital after brief deployment

Brazil President Michel Temer recalled troops from Brasilia on Thursday, less than 24 hours after deploying them to restore order in the nation's capital.
2017-05-26 04:05 | News | UPI

Russia: Arrested Islamic State Members, Preparing Attacks In Moscow

Russia’s main domestic security agency says it has arrested four members of the Islamic State group who have been preparing
2017-05-26 04:05 | 1, World News, Islamic State | EurasiaReview

Philippine troops launch 'precision' strikes against Islamic State-linked extremists

Philippine troops backed by helicopters and tanks launched "precision" strikes on extremists linked to Islamic State.
2017-05-26 04:05 | News | TheAge

Boko Haram: Down But Far From Out – Analysis

By Idayat Hassan* The Nigerian government has declared victory over the Boko Haram insurgency. The capture at the end of
2017-05-26 04:05 | 1, Analysis, Social Issues | EurasiaReview

Sena minister says barred from entering Belgaum by K’taka cops

Maharashtra minister and Shiv Sena leader Diwakar Raote claimed the Karnataka police stopped him from entering Belgaum district, where he wanted to take part in a protest organised by Marathi-speaking people. Belgaum, which has a large Marathi-speaking population, has been the bone of contention between the two states since long. There are more than 850 villages […] Sena minister says barred from entering Belgaum by K’taka cops
2017-05-26 04:05 | Maharashtra, Belgaum, Bidar | JantaKaReporter

Climate Change Could Have Devastating Impact On Forest Carbon Storage

New research from a multi-university team of biologists shows what could be a startling drop in the amount of carbon
2017-05-26 04:05 | 1, Environment, California | EurasiaReview

Balancing Responsibilities In Insurers’ Access To Genetic Test Results

Genetic testing is widely used across the developed world in order to diagnose and predict disease. However, along with its
2017-05-26 04:05 | 1, Business, Consumers | EurasiaReview

Cambodia: Syrian refugee secretly arrives from Australian detention on Nauru

A REFUGEE from Syria has become the seventh person to choose to resettle in Cambodia from Australia’s immigration detention centre on Nauru under an AU$55 million (US$40.8 million) deal struck in 2014, say reports. The post Cambodia: Syrian refugee secretly arrives from Australian detention on Nauru appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
2017-05-26 04:05 | Australia, Cambodia, News | AsianCorrespondent

Bleak Future For Belarus If Europe Follows US And Ends Backing For Opposition – OpEd

US President Donald Trump has proposed cutting all assistance to the democratic opposition in Belarus, a move that if copied
2017-05-26 04:05 | 1, Opinion, Belarus | EurasiaReview

Fighting Forgery With Paper Fingerprints

Fingerprinting official documents could provide a cost-effective way to prevent forgery, new research shows. Scientists from Newcastle University, UK, have
2017-05-26 04:05 | 1, Technology, Crime | EurasiaReview