“Today marks a sad and sobering milestone - 1,000 days since the announcement banning girls in Afghanistan from attending secondary schools”, UNICEF Executive Director, Catherine Russell, reports. “A Thousand days out-of-school amounts to 3 billion learning hours lost -...
by Subir Bhaumik (in Calcutta and Pratyusha Mukherjee in Arunachal Pradesh) Detailed tweets by the army circulated under its logo have challenged the Chinese renaming of seven places in Arunachal and efforts are on to counter each of the 30...
by Subir Bhaumik (from Calcutta, India) Almost all poll rating agencies have predicted a victory for Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party, only differing on the final tally. Some suggest the BJP-led NDA alliance may cross the 400 seat mark in the...
Polling has begun in 49 constituencies in six states and two UTs in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections today. The fate of a number of politicians of national importance is at stake in this election: Rahul Gandhi,...
The Burmese group Justice for Myanmar (JFM) and the Washington-based Center for Advanced Defence Studies (C4ADS) have called on the well-known German truck manufacturer Traton and its parent company Volkswagen to cut ties with the Chinese state-owned company Sinotruk,...
by Higerta Gjergji On 1 May 2024, the Parliament of Georgia passed the second reading of the bill on “foreign influence”, a controversial measure that sparked protests and criticism from the opposition, civil society and international opinion. The bill, which...
by Higerta Gjergji Tens of thousands of Pakistani farmers took to the streets to protest the government’s refusal to purchase their grain, which resulted in prices plummeting and massive income losses. The demonstrations, which are mostly concentrated in Punjab, which...
by Emanuele Giordana from Sihanoukville (Cambodia) Sihanoukville - The building stands in the middle of the city centre. It is surrounded by a high wall with barbed wire and an entrance door with guards and cameras. At first glance, it...
by Kateryna Mishchenko Amnesty International has published its annual report on the Human Rights Situation in the World. The document covers 155 countries. The head of the organization, Agnès Callamard, noted that the report “paints a grim picture”: numerous repressions...
by Theo Guzman Zaw Wai Soe, a key figure in the National Unity Government, the secret body formed after Burma’s 2021 coup, is optimistic: “I’m sure we will win. We will see. 2024 will be a watershed for everyone.” The...

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