Burma Opposition NLD on Crossroads

Burma Opposition NLD on Crossroads

Aung San Suu Kyi is now eligible to run for Parliament under amendments to Burma’s election laws. The changes pave the way for her party the National League for Democracy (NLD) to return to mainstream politics. The NLD boycotted last...
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US Army Hands Over Bagram Prison to Afghanistan

US Army Hands Over Bagram Prison to Afghanistan

After a year of tough negotiations, the US army this week handed over the only prison still under American control to the Afghan government. The handover ends a chapter in Afghan-US relationship.  The Afghan President says control over the prison...
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Students’ Suicide Sparked Call for Education Reforms in the Philippines

Students’ Suicide Sparked Call for Education Reforms in the Philippines

The body of Kristel Tejada was laid to rest at the Manila cemetery last week. Earlier this month, the 16-year-old student killed herself after she was unable to pay her tuition fees.   Her death has sparked outrage over the...
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India Welcomes New Rape Law

India Welcomes New Rape Law

The Indian Parliament has passed the much awaited anti-rape law to tackle the rising incidents of sexual violence against women. The legislation comes in response to the huge public outcry over the last year’s gang-rape of a woman in New...
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