Africa, DR Congo, Politics
Japan, Politics, Russia
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.
Asia-Pacific, China, Politics
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.
Human Rights, Opinion, Politics, World
After World War II, the U.S emerged as a superpower; a nation bent on ruling the world. Dropping a nuclear bomb on Japan, killing thousands of innocent people, created a sense of alarm and threat among the other countries. It caused a fear to lose their sovereignty not only before the U.S but to any other country. This is the story of artificial islands in China.
Asia-Pacific, China, Politics, Vietnam
In every aspect of life, there tends to be a desire to have others see things from our own perspective. If this would be the case, then, in theory, we would all share the same views and opinions about basic values, uniting for common goals and building stronger economies and a more united human world instead of waging war. But, this is not the case and as such, our differences in wants and needs, political inclinations of self-serving leaders, and mutual disrespect has always been the bane of all wars.
Asia-Pacific, India, Pakistan, Politics
You may have heard about the building of artificial islands in the South China Sea in recent years. This is usually associated with China staking territorial claims to an assorted medley of islands, islets, cays, and reefs before building on them. Vietnam has taken a similar route with the expansion of its own islands within the area, most notably the Spratly Islands.
Asia-Pacific, India, Nepal, Politics
Ever since the military confrontation between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control (LOC) began after the September 18th attack on the Uri Base in the Indian Administered Kashmir, in which 17 Indian Soldiers were killed, erupted a country-wide protest against Pakistan and political workers of some hardcore Hindu nationalist groups like RSS and Shiv-Sina demanded a complete boycott of Pakistan.
Asia-Pacific, India, Politics
Nepal’s new government under the leadership of Pushpa Kamal Dahal (commonly known as Prachanda) is trying its best to smoothen out the turbulence in the relationship of India and Nepal during the tenure of K.P Sharma Oli.
Asia-Pacific, Human Rights, India
A group of militant attacked an Indian Army camp in Uri, near the Line of Control (LoC) in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir.
After 52 days of curfew, 90 lives have been claimed and 3000 others have suffered serious injuries, including blindness, from the pellet injected districts of south Kashmir, what else must they endure?
Cate Blanchett, Douglas Booth, Peter Capaldi, Jesse Eisenberg, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Neil Gaiman, Kit Harington, Keira Knightley, Juliet Stevenson and Stanley Tucci perform the rhythmic poem ‘What They Took With Them’. You can sign the #WithRefugees petition here.