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In depth: Why are Armenia and Azerbaijan at war?

Armenia and Azerbaijan are at loggerheads for more than four decades now. But the tensions escalated last month when Armenia declared martial law and moved its military to borders after claiming that Azerbaijan launched army operations in Nagorno-Karabakh. Though the situation is under control right now, the region is sitting on a ticking atom bomb. […]

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In depth: Who are Uighurs, and why is China keeping them in camps?

For years now, people have been reporting mistreatment of Uighurs by Chinese government but over the past few months the international concerns and focus have grown due to reports of illegal imprisonment of this ethnic group. Before we talk about the issue, let’s know who Uighurs are. Who are Uighurs? Unlike most of the Chinese, […]

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Donald Trump is nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

It may come as a surprise to many, but the US President Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The nomination also comes as a breather for Trump who is facing Presidential Elections in two months and been mired by numerous controversies. And though nomination has nothing to the win, it does […]

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In-depth: UAE-Israel deal

The United Arab Emirates and Israel have signed a peace agreement, encouraged by the US, which may affect the fate of Palestine and Arab politics. The agreement was applauded by US President Donald Trump, Israel President Binyamin Netanyahu, and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE.  […]

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Check out this fun interactive map!

We all know where we live, where historical monuments are, where our places of business are. Knowing the location of your whereabouts is reassuring. But imagine your location 750 million years ago. Would Mumbai be still at the same place where it is? Did it move? Did it exist 750 million years ago at all? […]

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This Dark Knight rises for the hungry!

Gotham may not be in Chile, but a Knight in a shiny black suit and pointy ears (and a face mask!) roams about the city of Santiago helping the poor and hungry. He may not be the mythical Batman but he surely is a much better one when it comes to helping real people.  This […]

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What is the significance of Buckingham Palace?

The Queen of England is a formidable force, and she reigns from Buckingham Palace. Well, at least theoretically. Though there’s a working Parliament and democracy in the UK, the monarchy and church still play important roles in the government. The seat of monarchy has been the royal Buckingham Palace but this year, Queen Elizabeth II […]

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What is happening in Mali

Mali has been in turmoil for years, and now it has no government. Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita  and his prime minister, Boubou Cissé, were detained along with other government officials by the country’s armed forces. The coup came in force earlier this week.  Protests and corruption  The coup was followed by months of mass […]

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How ammonium nitrate caused a massive explosion in Beirut

A massive explosion in the Lebanese capital city, Beirut, has left more than 100 dead and thousands homeless. More than 5,000 people are said to be injured, many of whom are serious.  Cause of the explosion  The Lebanese government said that the explosion was caused by over 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate kept in storage […]

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For the first time, Hajj was denied to outsiders

Pilgrimage is an important part of any religion. In Islam, Hajj is one of the most important tenets of the religion. Every year, Muslims from around the world travel to Mecca, Saudi Arabia to complete the hajj.  Why is it important? Hajj is important as Muslims believe it is commanded by Allah. The Qur’an speaks […]