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While the Middle Eastern battlefields of Iraq and Syria may have seen the worst atrocities committed by the self-styled Islamic State (IS) militant group, also known by its Arabic acronym Daesh, countries far beyond this region have felt the shockwaves of terrorist violence.
 
Black, LGBT, women groups at DNC
Perhaps you watched speeches from the U.S. presidential nominating conventions. But have you thought about who Hillary's supporters are, and how she earns their support? What role does the caucus play? Answers can be found at the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia.
 
On the 74th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump dropped what the London Daily Telegraph called a "bombshell" when he announced that if elected president of the United States, he would implement a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States."
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We live in scary times. Terror has come to our shores, there has already been an attack on a nightspot and people have been injured.
 
This month ASEAN celebrates its 49th anniversary. What does it mean for us?
 
It is encouraging to note parliamentary debate in Pakistan on gender imbalance in the Supreme Court even as the government drags its feet on the issue.
 
Leftists are an extinct species in Pakistan's politics today. The word "socialism" is completely missing from the existing political lexicon. This is a complete reversal of the ideologically polarized politics of the 1960s and '70s. That was an era of revolutionary idealism sweeping the world, and it also hugely influenced Pakistan's younger generation.
 
Without in any way attempting a value judgement, and endorsing either the cheering or jeering at the Rajasthan High Court's acquitting Salman Khan in two cases relating to the hunting of protected species, chinkaras, the reality remains that there is no "winner" and only a loser -- wildlife.
 
Last week, two Hong Kong journalists were sentenced to prison in China. The similarity of their case to that of the five disappearing/reappearing booksellers grabbed public attention since these two men, too, were accused of selling Hong Kong publications in China.
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The vicious cycle of curfew, strikes, nocturnal raids and indiscriminate use of force in India-held Kashmir continues unabated for the fourth week.
 
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