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Some 26 years ago, the autocratic rule of Gen. Ershad came to an end in the face of years of mass agitation, leading to the restoration of democracy and reinstatement of a representative government in 1991. Since then, Dec. 6 has been commemorated as Democracy Restoration Day.
 
Hatred against Muslims, particularly Rohingyas, has been smoldering in Myanmar since the country obtained its independence from Britain in 1948.
 
Nawaz Sharif must be upset that his "fantastic" phone call with Donald Trump has already been overshadowed by the latter's next diplomatic gaffe -- the president-elect's phone call with the Taiwanese president, which has left Beijing enraged.
 
People take their news very seriously these days, so seriously that it has helped breed fake news websites. The other factor that led to the proliferation of such websites was advertising income generously given by the big cyberspace players like Google and Facebook.
 
Let's stop blaming Donald Trump for our misogynistic world. Even without him, there are plenty of men in leadership positions who think women are just fair game.
 
From the language he uses to his continuing reluctance and the policies he employs, President Rodrigo Duterte is proving to be different from all the other presidents the Philippines has had.
 
Syrian government forces seized a swath of what was once rebel territory in Aleppo Monday, in one of the most dramatic shifts in the five-and-a-half-year civil war. The divided northern city has paid dearly as a central theater of the war
 
India's move to control the rivers could spell doom.
 
Can voters under democratic systems be trusted these days? That's the most pertinent question we should ask today as voters in country after country are turning their backs on what we consider to be established values and norms in democracies, such as greater prosperity, protection of human rights and peace.
 
We have seen it time and time again -- powerful political or business figures in tracksuits, leading workout campaigns, be it jogging or aerobics, only for the activities to end up as an exercise in futility.
 
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