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Bhutan’s Forgotten People Part 1

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 25, 2014

In the 1990s, the Himalayan Shangri-La of Bhutan expelled a sixth of its population. Today these refugees are struggling to accept life in exile. 101 East is Al Jazeera’s weekly Asian current affairs programme covers a dynamic region with diverse cultures and conflicting politics. With special reports, interviews and debates, 101 East tackles the issues that unify and divide Asia. Here is a special report from 101 East on Bhutan’s forgotten people:

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Women dominate 2011 Nobel Peace Prize (Interview with winners)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 10, 2011

The Nobel Peace Prize 2011 was awarded jointly to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work”.

  Tawakkol Karman

Tawakkol Karman

Residence at the time of the award: Yemen

Prize motivation: “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work”

Karman is a Yemeni journalist, politician and senior member of Al-Islah political party, and human rights activist who heads the group “Women Journalists Without Chains,” which she co-founded in 2005. She gained prominence in her country after 2005 in her roles as a Yemeni journalist and an advocate for a mobile phone news service denied a license in 2007, after which she led protests for press freedom. She organized weekly protests after May 2007 expanding the issues for reform. She redirected the Yemini protests to support the “Jasmine Revolution,” as she calls the Arab Spring, after the Tunisian people overthrew the government of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011. She has been a vocal opponent who has called for the end of President’s Ali Abdullah Saleh regime.

Tawakel Karman was born on 7 February 1979 in MekhlafTa’izz province, Yemen. She grew up near Taiz, which is the third largest city in Yemen and is described as a place of learning in a conservative country. She is the daughter of Abdel Salam Karman, a lawyer and politician, who once served and later resigned as Legal Affairs Minister in Ali Abdullah Saleh’s government. She is the sister of Tariq Karman, who is a poet, and Safa Karman, who works for Al-Jazeera. She is married to Mohammed al-Nahmi and is the mother of three children.

Karman earned an undergraduate degree in commerce from the University of Science and Technology, Sana’a and a graduate degree in political science from the University of Sana’a.

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Guantanamo Files: Most Surprising Revelations From The Leaked Documents

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 26, 2011


Don’t farm enemies not to create war. Once we produce enemies, war automatica­lly creates.
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Hillary Clinton Calls Al Jazeera ‘Real News,’ Criticizes U.S. Media (VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 4, 2011


Definitely you are bold woman in this case as war with media could be very costly.
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As Islamist Group Rises, Its Intentions Are Unclear

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 3, 2011

By SCOTT SHANE

WASHINGTON — After maintaining a low profile in protests largely by secular young Egyptians, the Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s largest opposition force, appeared to be taking on a more assertive role Thursday, issuing a statement asking for President Hosni Mubarak to step aside for a transitional government.

“We demand that this regime is overthrown, and we demand the formation of a national unity government for all the factions,” the Brotherhood said in a statement broadcast by Al Jazeera.

The Obama administration has spoken cautiously about the future role of the Brotherhood, which has long been banned by Mr. Mubarak’s government, saying only that all parties must renounce violence and accept democracy. But one of the few near-certainties of a post-MubarakEgypt is that the Muslim Brotherhood will emerge as a powerful political force.

The unanswered question, according to experts on the region, is whether that will prove a manageable challenge for the United States and Israel or a catastrophe for American interests in the Middle East. Read the rest of this entry »

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Al Jazeera English Blacked Out Across Most Of U.S.

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 31, 2011


Yime is very powerful
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