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China Bans Muslim Names For Babies In Xinjiang

China Bans Muslim Names For Babies In Xinjiang

This is just the latest in a slew of new regulations restricting religious freedom in the name of countering religious extremism, says the Human Rights Watch. BEIJING (IANS) — China has banned Islamic names for babies in Muslim-majority Xinjiang region, ...

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Burma’s (Not) Mother Teresa — Gwynne Dyer

Burma’s (Not) Mother Teresa — Gwynne Dyer

  The issue that most upsets the people is her refusal to take a firm stand on the mistreatment of the Rohingya minority, Muslims of Bengali descent who live in Rakhine state in southwestern Burma. Since an outbreak of communal ...

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Afghanistan Peace Deal with Warlord Remains on Edge

Afghanistan Peace Deal with Warlord Remains on Edge

Shadi Khan Saif Kabul (AA): It took the Afghan government years to reach its landmark peace deal with ex-rebel leader , but the stalemate in implementation of the accord’s terms, in particular the release of Hezb-e-Islami prisoners, is putting everything ...

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Myanmar Says UN Probe of Rohingya Rights Abuses Unwanted

Myanmar Says UN Probe of Rohingya Rights Abuses Unwanted

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A top Myanmar official said Tuesday that a U.N. agency’s resolution to have an international mission probe alleged human rights abuses by government security forces in troubled Rakhine state is unwanted and unconstructive. National Security Adviser ...

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