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Dushanbe: young Tajiks banned from pilgrimage to Makkah
Officially, the reason is to encourage seniors to make the journey; in fact, the aim is to prevent youth radicalisation. The Islamic majority country tightens controls on the religious life of its people.
05/03/2009 SRI LANKA
Colombo-Jaffna highway reopens after 24 years
Highway A-9 runs across the entire island, from north to south, through the Vanni area, scene of clashes between rebels and the army. Next Monday 20 lorries will leave Colombo carrying food supplies to Jaffna. Now aid for people displaced by the war can be brought up the road.
One criminal suspect in five is a juvenile
Communist leaders reject Western-style reform
The new head of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Yu Zhengsheng urges delegates not to follow foreign models or heed foreign demands. As new President Xi Jinping calls on the armed forces to remain loyal to "avoid collapse", Internet users and intellectuals voice their criticism.
03/07/2010 SRI LANKA
A people’s tribunal for people displaced by war and tsunami
The government is derelict in its duty to help hundreds of thousands of people left landless. The Praja Abhilasha Network sets up a tribunal to “eliminate any legal barrier to solving problems for affected communities”.
04/03/2017 13:00:00 CHINA
Beijing increases military spending by 7%. But some want to overtake Trump
Armed Forces budget below 10% for two consecutive years. China must defend itself from "external interference" in territorial disputes. Retired General: We should overtake the US and increase military spending by 12%. The escalation between all the countries of the region.
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