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Journalist, South Asian Analyst

Gen Fonseka ‘free’ from army duty to take on Rajapaksa

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s forthcoming Presidential election has become a two-leg race with decks formally cleared for Gen Sarath Fonseka to enter the race and challenge President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is seeking to cash in on ‘war euphoria’ for a second…

Philippines Media In A State Of Flux

By Jose Galang MANILA, Nov 6:—Manila, Nov 7: Hounded by declining circulation and rising costs, Philippine media entities are turning to the Internet for new sources of growth in revenue and readership. “We’re reaching a wider audience now that we’re…

Shiekh Hasina in Bhutan

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in visiting Thimpu at the invitation of her Bhutneese counterpart JIgme Y Thinley. She is accompanied by a 48-member delegation of ministers, senior officers and business persons. The visit will mark the two countries signing…

Wrangling continues over Iranian nuclear deal

By Peter Symonds wsws.org An international agreement on the export and processing of Iran’s low-enriched uranium is yet to be finalised after sharp opposition emerged this week within the political establishment in Tehran. An initial Iranian response handed yesterday to…

Latest US GDP projection shows recession abating

US gross domestic product (GDP) grew 3.5 percent on an annualized basis in the third quarter (July through September), breaking a string of four consecutive quarters of negative growth, the Commerce Department reported. President Barack Obama hailed the report as…

John Updike’s Terrorist – a review

Terrorist by John Updike New York, Alfred A. Knopf 2006, 310 pp By David Walsh wsws.org Terrorist by American novelist John Updike is poorly conceived and unconvincingly written. It tells the story of a New Jersey teenager, Ahmad Mulloy-Ashmawy, the…

John Updike: A Tribute

By David Walsh wsws.org American novelist John Updike died January 27 in Danvers, Massachusetts, at the age of 76. The cause of death was cancer. A major figure in American literature for the past half-century (his first full-length novel, The…

Mirror to Stalin’s Terror

Stalin’s Terror of 1937-1938: Political Genocide in the USSR, by Vadim Rogovin By Andrea Peters wsws.org The late Marxist historian and sociologist Vadim Rogovin ‘s book presents a compelling and uncompromisingly political interpretation of the the Stalin had unleashed in…