Asia-Pacific, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Opinion, Politics, Editor's Choice
Asia-Pacific, Afghanistan, Opinion, Politics
The politics of the Middle East have stirred once again as the (former) Prime Minister of Lebanon; Saad al Hariri, resigned from office during his urgent visit to Saudi Arabia. He cited potential threats to his life. Hariri’s resignation effectively plunges the country into political crisis. He blamed Iran-backed Hezbollah, his partners in government, for plotting his assassination.
Asia-Pacific, Yemen, Human Rights
While surfing through my news feed a few days ago, I came across an interesting debate about Afghanistan on a Facebook group that welcomes people from across the globe to discuss global politics. The heated debate was between an Afghan and a Pakistani.
Asia-Pacific, China, Taiwan, Politics
The civil war that broke in 2015 and lasted for 18 months in Yemen, killing about 10,000 people, has now actually driven the country to a state of famine, where there is a severe crisis of food.
Asia-Pacific, India, Human Rights
According to its constitution, the Republic of China, also known as Taiwan, controls a staggering 11 million square kilometers of land, which makes it the second largest country in the world after Russia and before Canada.
Asia-Pacific, North Korea, Human Rights, Life
Kashmir, once known as the “Paradise on Earth” has not only changed but has become the biggest controversy of the decade. Now, known across the world as the land of terrorism, Jihadis and stone pelters along with the fields of saffron, the once beautiful Kashmir has now transformed into something that no one wants to be part of. Nonetheless, for the Kashmiri Hindus denizens of the state, violence is nothing new.
Americas, Colombia, Human Rights, Politics
North Korea has been the focus of attention on this planet from the day when Korea split into the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea and the Republic of Korea (South Korea). This is because of discontent, harsh relations and a highly militarized disdain that both countries have for each other. Now severe floods can be added to the list of concerns for North Korea.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is an extremist group of self-proclaimed Marxist-Leninist guerrilla soldiers. They’re known as terrorists not only by their own country, Colombia, but also by most civilized countries around the world. The FARC has been a part of the Colombian armed conflict ever its started back in 1964.
Africa, DR Congo, Business, Politics
South Asia is one of richest regions in the world due to its wealth of minerals, beautiful climate, a variety of products, the manufacturing sector, and industries. This region is divided into the world’s three rapidly developing countries: Pakistan, China, and India. And the focus is on the Bay of Bengal.
Japan, Russia, Business, Politics
Editor’s note: D.R Congo refers to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly known as Zaire between 1971-1997. The Republic of the Congo (sometimes called Congo-Brazzaville) is a different country and is not to be confused with the DR Congo.
Ever heard of Kuriles or the Kuril Islands? Well you should have! This volcanic archipelago that stretches across the Sea of Okhotsk in between Russia’s Far East region and Japan’s Hokkaido has been the subject of a serious territorial dispute that has scratched heads and sharpened bayonets for decades.