SEN News Bites: 27 October -1 November 2014






The Diplomat (27/10/2014) features a piece on the challenges of a federal settlement of Nepal that is being negotiated in run up to the adoption of a new constitution in the country in January 2015.

The Guardian (29/10/2014) reports on the Labour Party’s intention to allow Ofsted to inspect religious education in faith schools to better understand its possible impact on ethnic and religious situation in the UK.

The Sydney Morning Herald (29/10/2014) reports the results of a national survey in Australia indicating heightened attention to national security and an increasing sense of nationalism in the country.

RIA Novosti (30/10/2014) reports on a recent press conference by the Syrian Grand Mufti Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun in which he warned against attempts to establish a state on a religious and national basis.

The Washington Post (31/10/2014) reports on the launch of an innovative text messaging service in eastern Kenya aimed at easing ethnic tensions through verifying information, preventing the spread false rumours and misinformation.

News.Az (01/11/2014) features an interview with Peter Tase, a research scholar reflecting on the impact of the recent meeting held between the Presidents of Armenia, Azerbaijan and France on the geopolitical environment in the Caucasus and the dynamics of conflict regulation between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

News compiled by Anastasia Voronkova

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