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South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC)


Regional Cooperation For Sustainable Development: An Agenda For SAARC Kathmandu Summit – OpEd

By Dr. Shamshad Akhtar The leaders of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) will assemble in Kathmandu this week for their 18th Summit. It is an opportunity for game-changing policy decisions to deepen regional cooperation for inclusive and sustainable development. Despite its economic dynamism of recent decades, South Asia today has the world’s […]

Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo by Claude TRUONG-NGOC, WIkipedia Commons.
Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo by Claude TRUONG-NGOC, WIkipedia Commons.


Burma: Suu Kyi Bill Passed To Speed-Up Bylaws

By Shwe Aung Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi put forward an urgent proposal on Wednesday in Burma’s bicameral parliament urging government ministries to speed-up the issuance of bylaws and regulations necessary to implement laws enacted by parliament. In her formal proposal, the leader of Burma’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party told the Union […]

Jimmy Carter. Photo by Mark Turner, Wikipedia Commons.
Jimmy Carter. Photo by Mark Turner, Wikipedia Commons.


Memory Of Previous US Presidents Forgotten

American presidents spend their time in office trying to carve out a prominent place in the nation’s collective memory, but most are destined to be forgotten within 50-to-100 years of their serving as president, suggests a study on presidential name recall released today by the journal Science. “By the year 2060, Americans will probably remember […]

Nepal
Nepal


Nepal: Spirit Of Constitution On Progressive Restructuring Of States – Analysis

By Binit Kumar Jha The main agenda of Jana Andolan-2 and Madhesh Aandolan about restructuring of the State was based on equality and the elimination of all forms of discrimination; fair, equal and effective representation in State institutions; secure citizenship; secular State; constitutional recognition of the diversity of cultures and languages; and self government through […]

Spain's Mariano Rajoy speaking in Lower House of Parliament. Photo Pool Moncloa.
Spain's Mariano Rajoy speaking in Lower House of Parliament. File Photo: Pool Moncloa.


Spain: PM Rajoy Says Catalonia Defict Reason For Concern

At the end of the weekly government control session in the Lower House of Parliament, Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy stressed that Artur Mas has become the regional president of only part of the people of Catalonia. From the podium in the Lower House, Rajoy claimed that “we have overcome the economic crisis” and “are […]