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05.11.2020

Russia Will Host XII BRICS Summit on 17 November

Russia Will Host XII BRICS Summit on 17 November

By Kester Kenn Klomegah Under Russia’s BRICS Chairmanship 2020, President Vladimir Putin will host Heads of State of Brazil, China, India and South Africa via videoconference on 17 November. Initially planned to take place in St. Petersburg in July, it was cancelled due to current coronavirus… »

05.11.2020

NIA Raids Show Govt’s Determination to Suppress Dissenting Voices in J&K: Amnesty International

NIA Raids Show Govt’s Determination to Suppress Dissenting Voices in J&K: Amnesty International

By directly attacking and failing to protect civil society organisations, India stands in a clear violation of its human rights obligations, the international human rights defender noted in a report. Following multiple raids in Kashmir’s Srinagar and Bandipora by the National Investigating Agency, targeting non-profit organisations and individuals, which include… »

04.11.2020

Losing paradise

Losing paradise

Atomic racism decimated Kiribati and the Marshall Islands; now climate change is sinking them This is an extract from the Don’t Bank on the Bomb Scotland report “Nuclear Weapons, the Climate and Our Environment”. Kiribati In 1954, the government of Winston Churchill decided that the UK needed… »

03.11.2020

How The US Presidential Election Will Affect Korea

How The US Presidential Election Will Affect Korea

By Kim Jongho In past US presidential elections, the foreign policy platforms were somewhat different due to the “bipartisan approach” that prioritized national interests. In this presidential election, however, President Trump’s America First policy is very different from Biden’s. President Trump is expected to move away from the position of… »

01.11.2020

Super Typhoon Goni batters Philippines

Super Typhoon Goni batters Philippines

A super typhoon — the world’s strongest this year— has made landfall in the eastern Philippines. Over a million people in the typhoon’s path have been evacuated, with authorities describing “catastrophic” conditions. Super Typhoon Goni slammed into the eastern Philippines early Sunday, bringing heavy rainfall and “catastrophic violent winds,” the… »

29.10.2020

China: The Global Superpower

China: The Global Superpower

By Kester Kenn Klomegah Despite its large population of 1.5 billion which many have considered as an impediment, China’s domestic economic reforms and collaborative strategic diplomacy with external countries have made it attain superpower status over the United States. While United States influence is rapidly fading away, China has… »

29.10.2020

Bangladesh: Pivotal Moment to Stop Violence Against Women

Bangladesh: Pivotal Moment to Stop Violence Against Women

Enforce Policies, Provide Services, End Barriers and Corruption in Justice System Women and girls in Bangladesh are facing increased domestic violence during the Covid-19 pandemic, highlighting long-term systemic barriers to legal recourse, protection, and social services, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. This crisis… »

27.10.2020

JFA expresses shock over Bangla scribe’s murder

JFA expresses shock over Bangla scribe’s murder

The Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expresses shock over Bangladesh scribe Md Iliyas Hossain’s brutal murder recently in Narayanganj locality. Hossain (50), who used to report for the Dhaka-based Bengali newspaper DailyBijoy, was targeted by assailants for his media coverage on smuggling, illegal gas connections and drug trafficking. Hailing from Jiodhara… »

26.10.2020

The Dalai Lama welcomes entry into force of nuclear ban treaty

The Dalai Lama welcomes entry into force of nuclear ban treaty

The Dalai Lama joined campaigners around the world in celebrating the impending entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. As an avowed campaigner for the elimination of all nuclear weapons, I welcome the fact that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has now… »

23.10.2020

India is Hungry: Who is Listening?

India is Hungry: Who is Listening?

Subhash Gatade Hunger is a matter of structural anomalies. It cannot just be explained away by who holds the reins of power. The “good news” is that India now stands at the 94th position on the Global Hunger Report 2020’s ranking of 107 countries. India has improved several notches… »

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