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West Asia Round-up - April 2019
After eight years of Arab Spring the plight of the Libyans continues unabated. General Khalifa Haftar, debunking the proposed conference (power sharing agreement) that could have ushered in some stability through a dialogue among all stake holders , launched a military offensive (LNA- Libyan National Army) to swiftly take over the capital Tripoli and Western Libya
Re-emergence of Islamic State’s Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
On Saturday, April 27, 2019, Islamic State’s (IS) central media outlet, Al-Furqan, released an 18-minute propaganda video featuring its ‘underground’ leader and self-proclaimed ‘Caliph Ibrahim’, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.1 It was the first time in half-decade, that Al-Baghdadi made a public appearance in a video message. Last time it was in summer of 2014 (04 July), when the IS leader appeared at the podium from the shadows of Friday prayer during the month of Ramadan at Mosul’s Great Mosque of Al-Nuri.
राफेल दस्तावेजों पर सर्वोच्च न्यायालय
राफेल के बारे में जो दस्तावेज मीडिया में प्रकाशित हुए थे और जिन पर भरोसा कर याचियों ने सौदे की जांच की मांग की थी, उन पर केंद्र की आपत्तियों को सर्वोच्च न्यायालय ने खारिज क्या किया राजनीतिक तूफान खड़ा हो गया और दुर्भाग्य से आदेश के ज्यादा बड़े और अहम पहलू उस तूफान में गायब हो गए। विपक्षी पार्टियों ने दावा किया उनकी बात को अदालत ने साबित कर दिया है और केंद्र सरकार ने कहा कि लड़ाकू विमानों की खरीद के लिए दोनों सरकारों के बीच हुए समझौते पर किसी तरह का दोष नहीं लगाया गया है। बेहतर समझ के लिए इसे सरल तरीके से देखते हैं।
Terror Strike in Sri Lanka: Expanding Footprints of Jihadist Movement in the Indian Subcontinent
In the 20th Century, the world confronted three totalitarian revolutionary movements: Nazism; communism; and fascism. Now the world is under assault from a fourth such movement whose members operate under many labels as part of global Jihad.
The Second Belt and Road Forum
The second Belt and Road Forum (BRF) was held in Beijing from April 25-27, 2019. The first BRF was held in 2017. This BRF saw the participation of more than 150 countries underscoring the argument that the appeal for Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has not actually diminished.
Sri Lanka: Need to Repair Political and Security Architecture
The Easter Sunday Church Bombings (April 21, 2019) in Colombo and other parts of Sri Lanka has altered the internal security situation and the political arithmetic in that country. The Islamic State of Iraq & Syria (ISIS) claimed ownership of the attack as also that it marked a shift in its tactics. It was the deadliest attack on civilian targets in Sri Lanka in the past decade and was aimed primarily at the minority Christian community and its icons.
सम्मानों की कूटनीति
इस बात पर विवाद तो हो सकता है, लेकिन भारत के प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी कई देशों की सरकारों द्वारा सबसे अधिक सम्मानित किए जाने वाले राज्याध्यक्ष हैं और ये सम्मान उन्हें पांच वर्ष से भी कम समय में मिले हैं। उन्हें मिलने वाले सबसे नए सम्मान की घोषणा पिछले हफ्ते ही रूसी महासंघ के राष्ट्रपति पुतिन ने की, जब प्रधानमंत्री मोदी को दोनों देशों के बीच विशेष एवं गौरवपूर्ण साझेदारी तैयार करने में विशिष्ट उपलब्धि हासिल करने के लिए सर्वोच्च नागरिक सम्मान ‘ऑर्डर ऑफ सेंट एंड्र्यू द अपासल’ से सम्मानित किया गया। उन्हें यह सम्मान दो हफ्ते पहले ही संयुक्त अरब अमीरात द्वारा दिए गए सर्वोच्च सम्मान ‘ऑर्डर ऑफ जायद या
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