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Focus Country-13 Bangladesh (17 December 2013)

Bangladesh hangs Islamist leader despite U.N. objectionsBangladesh hanged an Islamist leader Thursday despite pleas not to from the United Nations.The execution came after the country’s Supreme Court upheld the death sentence against Abdul Quader Mollah, state-run news agency BSS reported. … Continue reading

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Focus-12 Nepal CA Election 2013 11 (20 November 2013)

Nepal voting ends for new Constituent Assembly Voting has ended in Nepal which is electing a new assembly to write a long-delayed constitution. Officials said turnout was 70% and voting largely peaceful. Earlier, three people were hurt by a bomb … Continue reading

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Focus Country-11 Maldives (22 October 2013)

Presidential polls set for November 9 The Elections Commission (EC) has set the first round of presidential elections for November 9, after the police forcibly brought a Supreme Court-ordered revote to a halt on October 19. Maldives police block attempt … Continue reading

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Focus Country-10 Bangladesh (27 September 2013)

100 factories shut in Bangladesh workers’ protest Bangladesh: Police have used batons, rubber bullets and tear gas to stop protests by garment workers in Bangladesh who want higher wages while factory owners fear they may miss shipment to the United … Continue reading

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Focus Country-9 Sri Lanka (19 September 2013)

Lanka heading towards authoritarianism: Navi Pillay Opening remarks by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay at a press conference during her mission to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka: Over 5,000 polls monitors Over 5,000 local and international polls monitors … Continue reading

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Focus Country-8 Syria (29 August 2013)

Attacking Syria is about saving face, not saving lives Most of all, it should be clear that the strikes are about saving face, not saving lives, because of the warnings of disastrous consequences. In this context, and given Assad’s loyal … Continue reading

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Focus Country-7 Egypt (27 July 2013)

Death and divisions in Egypt after judge orders Morsy jailed Any use of force to end mass protests staged by supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy will only result in more death, the country’s interim interior minister said Saturday. … Continue reading

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