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Turkey’s Elections: What’s At Stake?

WASHINGTON, U.S.:Few can predict the outcome of this Sunday’s critical presidential elections in Turkey. Polls suggest considerable voter dissatisfaction within the country after over two decades of domination by the AK party of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan — a figure who has dominated the Turkish political order for so long that, for some, change seems almost inconceivable and unsettling.

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Penang Island Reclamation -'Snake Swallows Elephant'

GEORGETOWN, Malaysia:As the state election is approaching, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow called on the leaders of the Pakatan Harapan coalition to beware of the "green wave" earlier this year. On the eve of Hari Raya, he announced an increase in funding for Islamic development in Penang to RM75.08 million this year. The DAP-led state government seems to think that building more mosques and religious schools will reduce their Chinese-centric impression and curry favour with the Malay community. Meanwhile, the Penang state government ignores the Malay-majority fishermen community and insists on promoting the Penang South Islands (PSI) project, depriving them of their livelihood.

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How Palestinians Are Trying to Destroy Lebanon

NEW YORK, U.S.-Many people in Lebanon are worried that the Iranian-backed Islamist group Hamas and other Palestinian terror factions might drag Lebanon into another war with Israel.

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What Would It Take To Recognize The Taliban?

WASHINGTON, U.S.-Since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021, speculation has been rife over whether the group would achieve the global recognition that has long eluded it.

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Ensure Independent Media And Keep Local Discourse Free From China’s Influence

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-May 3 is the World Press Freedom Day. It remains highly relevant and ever more critical not only to the world in terms of maintaining the freedom to have the liberty to unbiased reporting and news and in upholding human rights and norms, but ever more pertinent in the case of Malaysia.

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“Strategic Clarity” Is A Dangerous Answer To The Taiwan Question

WASHINGTON, U.S.-The People’s Republic of China (PRC)’s exercise surrounding Taiwan this past week, conducted in response to a visit by U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, is only the latest development in an extended competition over Taiwan.

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The New Battle For The Compact States

WASHINGTON, U.S.-The United States is quietly waging an economic battle for control of the compact states, three countries in the Pacific Islands that are facing increasing pressure to side with either China or the United States in their growing geopolitical competition in the Pacific Ocean.
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What Way Forward In The Struggle To Bring Down Macron?

MICHIGAN, U.S.-Today, as millions of workers and youth march to oppose French President Emmanuel Macron and his pension cuts, it is clearer than ever that the working class is in struggle against the capitalist state.

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As Critics Agonise, Multipolar World Inevitably Emerges

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-According to Edelman’s 23rd annual trust and credibility survey, the Chinese government has earned the highest level of trust from its citizens of any country.

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Bridging Free And Open Spaces Serves U.S. Interests

WASHINGTON, U.S.-American interests are advanced by bridging the world’s free and open spaces, thereby preventing authoritarian regimes from dividing the world into hard spheres of control. 

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Hadi’s Antics Are Aimed At Winning The Youth Vote

BANGKOK, Thailand-Parti Islam Se-Malaysia president Abdul Hadi Awang’s latest antics are causing a ruckus in Malaysian politics. Many are claiming these are the beginnings of an extremist uprising, out of disappointment of not becoming the legitimate federal government of Malaysia.

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Russia Sees Continued Support From Asia over Ukraine Conflict

SMO-As the collective West seeks to isolate Russia diplomatically and economically, it has made little progress in Asia where countries ranging from the Asian giants India and China, to smaller but significant ones like North Korea continue to resist such efforts.

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