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Indonesian MPs join across party lines to halt atrocities in Rakhine State

Indonesian lawmakers from multiple parties issued a joint call from the halls of Parliament today for an immediate end to atrocities in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, urging their own government to do more to help resolve the crisis, including by exercising regional leadership to get the issue on the ASEAN agenda.

Eva Kusuma Sundari is a member of the House of Representatives of Indonesia from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle and Vice Chair of ASEAN ...
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September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day: let loved ones know you care

Her best friend ended her life one day and Sarani* couldn’t believe it. “I told everyone that it must be an accident, I was lying to myself too… she never said anything, she wasn’t that type of person. I felt guilty too. How could I have not known? I could have saved her.”

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Many happy returns dear Uri!

Uri Avnery is an Israeli writer and founder of the Gush Shalom peace movement.

Uri Avnery  - Still Leftist, After All These Years
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Trump Afghan Policy is Danger to Peace

Both houses of Pakistani Parliaments Senate and National Assembly passed a resolution on 30 August 2017, strongly condemned US President Donald Trump's statement and his allegations that Islamabad is behind prolonged war in Afghanistan, denouncing as "hostile" and "threatening."

Trump with Modi
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Triple Whammy on the Atlantic Basin – horrors in the alphabetical order

Just as Hurricane Irma continues with its relentless pummelling in the Caribbean, while setting its sight on Miami, Florida, the people, who had already been severely battered in the region, can hardly look forward to a let-up, when two more storms, which have been looming over the regional skies, have finally grown into hurricanes.

Triple Whammy on the Atlantic Basin – horrors in the alphabetical order
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An Open Letter to the US Ambassador to the UN - Nikki Haley

Dear Ambassador, We are witnessing the genocide of Rohingyas of the Rakhine state of Burma and yet doing nothing to stop this crime unfolding in front of us. It is a painful reminder that some 70 years after the UN had issued the universal declaration of human rights, still such lofty goals seem so out of reach to so many of our humanity!

An Open Letter to the US Ambassador to the UN - Nikki Haley
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Stop the Lethal Dance of the Police in Thunnalai

:President Maithripala Srisena has called for a report from Pujitha Jayasundara, Inspector General of Police regarding incidents of harassment and arrest of people in the Thunnalai East and Kudawattai villages in the Point Pedro area by the local police.

President Maithripala Srisena
Stop the Lethal Dance of the Police in Thunnalai
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Eid-ul-Adha: the story behind the sacrifice

Muslims are celebrating the Eid-ul-Adha in many parts of the world. It is the festival of sacrifice. The tradition goes back to the prophets - Ibrahim and his first son Isma’il alayhis salam (AS: peace be upon them).

Eid-ul-Adha: the story behind the sacrifice
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Please don’t pick and throw your curry leaves!

We in the east love the aroma of curry leaves more than the bay leaves give for others. Curry leaves –Karapincha - are mainly used in dishes in Sri Lanka, India and some neighboring countries and need no introduction because they become an important ingredient for almost every preparation of ours.

Please don’t pick and throw your curry leaves!
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Power-sharing within Sri Lankan democracy

We have to take fresh look at power sharing in Sri Lanka. I believe that it is time to wipe out the flaws that had impaired our leadership since independence.

Power-sharing within Sri Lankan democracy
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