By hunkering down, the U.S. and Afghan governments hope to eventually bring the Taliban to the table.
China’s Eulogy Whitewashes Past Oppression
Why are the more than one million Rohingya in Myanmar considered the ‘world’s most persecuted minority’? Newly arrived Rohingya refugees sit inside a shelter at the Kutupalang refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh [Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters] Who are the Rohingya? The Rohingya are often described as “the world’s most persecuted minority”. They are an…
– Thousands of Rohingya Muslims in violence-racked northwest Myanmar are pleading with authorities for safe passage from two remote villages that are cut off by hostile Buddhists and running short of food.
The fantastical landscape, framed by three mountain ranges including the mighty Himalayas, has changed little since Genghis Kahn and his Mongolian hordes passed through here in the 13th century. Indeed, some of these hilltop monasteries were here long before the fabled Silk Road and, according to locals, will outlast mankind itself.
There is a perception that this festival was imposed on the people of Assam at the behest of some forces from outside the state. Many people also seem to have felt left out be it the tribals, Christians or the Muslims. Even the act of importing priests from Haridwar to worship the river has not gone down well
His Holiness he Dalai Lama has praised the European Union for preserving national cultures while pursuing collective goals, suggesting it could be a model for Tibet within China. “I always admire the spirit of the European Union.”
Assassinated Bhutto said, ‘If I am assassinated Himalayas would weep on my murder’, and once again he wasn’t far from reality. Every suicide bomber that detonates today and leaves behind crying families cry from Hunza to Chitral to FATA, across Pakistan and in Afghanistan, it is the Himalayas who are crying till this day. What else? We lost a gem of a statesman!