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Tillerson’s Myanmar visit shows Trump’s renewed interest in South-East Asia

As part of his six-nation trip to Asia, US secretary of state Rex Tillerson will visit Myanmar on November 15. The main focus of Tillerson’s meeting with senior government leaders will be on issues concerning the Rohingya crisis.

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A no-state ‘solution’ looms for Palestine?

During his visit to Australia last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heard assurances of unstinted support for his extremist government and its policies from his host, but also had to contend with a few sharp critiques.  

Being a Tutsi in Rwanda

Harrowing past: Hotel des Mille Collines in Kigali is a symbol of the African country’s recovery from the dark days of 1994 that left an estimated 800,000 people dead 

Egypt under Sisi: The mask and the Brotherhood

Egypt, under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, is fast transforming into a “security State”. He is wresting control of all crucial offices of the Government and he seems to trust nobody, except his parent organisation i.e. the Army.



Nigeria hopes world powers will supplement the government's efforts to fix the destruction Boko Haram left behind.

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,


IMF cuts India's growth projection, but it still retains world's top spot

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India's growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain i...