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    Suu Kyi defends military crackdown on Rohingyas

    | Updated at 10:45pm on December 02, 2016

    For decades, the US and its allies have promoted the pro-western Suu Kyi as Burma’s ‘democracy icon’ and backed her installation in power in April...

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    Old Cold War revives as Castro dies

    by William Blum | Updated at 10:42pm on December 02, 2016

    THE most frequent comment I’ve read in the mainstream media concerning Fidel Castro’s death is that he was a ’dictator’; almost every heading bore that...

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    JAMAICA KINCAID’S A SMALL PLACE: Post-independence disillusionment on a small island

    by Fahmid Al Zaid | Updated at 10:36pm on December 02, 2016

    MY FASCINATION with Caribbean literature started when I encountered some fictional works of VS Naipaul, Derek Walcott and Aime Cesaire. But Jamaica Kincaid began her...

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    On China’s reaction to Dalai Lama’s 14th visit to Mongolia

    by Vladimir Terehov | Updated at 10:18pm on December 02, 2016

    INTERNATIONAL news agencies are already beginning to move ahead in the list of the top event involving a five-day visit (from November 18 to November...

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    Globalisation, free-market capitalism tear societies apart

    by Adnan Al-Daini | Updated at 10:50pm on December 01, 2016

    GLOBALISATION and free-market capitalism are the dominant systems influencing the lives of billions in our dysfunctional world...

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    Lenin comes to the White House?

    by Pepe Escobar | Updated at 10:45pm on December 02, 2016

    DONALD Trump, commenting on the passing of Fidel Castro, branded him a mere ‘dictator’. Whatever the long-lasting results (and mistakes) of the Cuban experiment, History...

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    Africa, Cuba in special relation under Fidel Castro

    by Garga Chatterjee | Updated at 10:40pm on December 02, 2016

    WHILE reactions poured in from all over the world on the death of Fidel Castro, the undisputed father of the Cuban revolution, many parts of...

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    SYRIAN CONFLICT: The price of acceptance

    by Shabnam von Hein | Updated at 10:35pm on December 02, 2016

    ALLIED to the Assad regime in the Syrian conflict, Iran has been luring its Afghan refugee population to sign up for the war with promises...

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    War tensions between India and Pakistan intensify

    by Wasantha Rupasinghe and Keith Jones | Updated at 10:30pm on December 02, 2016

    RELATIONS between India and Pakistan remain extremely taut, with South Asia’s rival nuclear powers the closest to all-out war since a 10-month period in 2001–2002...

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    Let them eat cake!

    Ishac Diwan, | Updated at 10:05pm on December 01, 2016

    IT HAS been five years since Egypt and Tunisia underwent regime change and both countries are still suffering from low economic growth, large fiscal deficits,...

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