Kurds in Turkey

Kurds and Kurdistan: Piggy in the Middle

The Middle-East has been riddled with conflict for decades. Saddam Hussein, the Israel-Palestine conflict, Iranian coup d’états, terror organizations and frequent US interventions have taken their toll on the region. With frequent and violent changes, there are some notable constants in the region though. One of them, especially recently, has been the Kurds.
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Kim Jong-nam's murder

Untangling the Mystery of Kim Jong-nam’s Murder

The 2nd of October marked the start of one of the most infamous trials in Malaysia. Two women in their late twenties are accused of murdering Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s supreme leader. Perhaps the most appalling assassination case of our time, the killing of Kim Jong-nam was the subject of a heated investigation. As this investigation progressed, the facts started to surface, and the story began to look more like a spy movie, rather than an actual, real-life event.
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Partition of India and Pakistan

Uprooted: The Partition of India and Pakistan

Two nations standing on the ruins of a humongous blended family — India and Pakistan. The partition of these two nations was the biggest ever recorded in the World History. Millions forced to leave not just their homes and their valuables, but their identities. Identities that make us who we are! It was not their homes they were leaving behind, but their roots.
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LGBTQ rights

The South Pacific Has a Serious LGBTQ Rights Problem

Oceania has an appalling LGBTQ rights record, and it is one that you never hear about. The region is often overlooked in regards to its human rights record, with the mainstream media preferring report on the natural beauty and splendor of the continent rather than it’s downfalls of inequality.
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Drive in Saudi Arabia

Women To Be Finally Allowed to Drive in Saudi Arabia

It’s official: King Salman has officially announced that women will be allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia for the first time ever, but not until June 2018. This proclamation is will not be put into effect until June of next year, and in the meantime they will have to still be chaperoned by a mahram; a male relative. 
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Dashain in Nepal

Dashain Festival in Nepal Redefined

What comes to your mind when you hear the word Dashain? Probably, the Malashree Dhun starts ringing in your head, taking you back to those childhood days when you would spend whole day flying kites – counting the number of chaits you’ve made in a single day-and enjoying whole night playing cards hoping to scrounge every single penny in your friend’s pocket. But is it the same today? Do we still remember that the festival of Dashain is meant to enjoy together with friend and family, rather than alone?
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War on terror in Pakistan

Pakistan and the War on Terror

Pakistan’s role in the war on terror, which had been recognised by the world until the last US government, has suddenly turned into a question mark in President Trump’s era. The power shift in the United States has certainly brought a policy shift in Afghanistan in general and towards Pakistan in particular.
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