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In depth: Why are there protests in Thailand?

Thailand has been witnessing massive but peaceful protests for months now. The pro-democracy protesters are mostly students who want the end of royal military rule. The southeast Asian country is already battling economic crisis and corruption scandals.  The history Thailand has seen many violent clashes after it was converted from an absolute monarchy to a […]

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In depth: Greece and Turkey standoff at Aegean Sea

While the world fights the pandemic, there are other battles shaping up in the eastern Mediterranean region. This week Greece announced that it is extending the wall which separates its borders from neighbour Turkey. The relations between NATO allies have only deteriorated this year with the issues of refugees, energy and political ideologies. Draining the […]

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5 Indians in Time 100 list

The much-awaited Time list is out which enumerates the 100 most influential people in the world. But among Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Angela Merkel, Selena Gomez, and singer Halsey, there are five Indians too who have been featured in the Time 100 list. Prime Minister Narendra Modi  Though he missed the last two years, the […]

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Who is Yoshihide Suga? Japan’s new Prime Minister

The Japanese parliament has elected Yoshihide Suga as the country’s next prime minister after Shinzo Abe resigned due to health issues.  Often called as Abe’s right-hand-man, Suga is expected to carry forward the economic policies of the earlier government, Abenomics.  Many challenges Suga is a veteran politician and long-time cabinet member. But it’s also true […]

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In depth: Barbados to drop Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state

The Caribbean island nation of Barbados has decided to remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and become a republic.  The prosperous nation Barbados is one of the more populous and prosperous Caribbean islands. The country was earlier heavily dependent on the sugar exports, but with time its economy has diversified into tourism […]

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Afghanistan: Would the US leave with two presidents and active Taliban? 

Afghanistan has been a troubled nation, for years now. After Osama bin Laden-backed Al Qaeda attacked the US on September 11, 2001, the American troops uprooted the notorious Taliban.  Taliban defeated, democracy back A democratic elected government came into being with Hamid Karzai as its president. But all was not well. Though the Taliban fighters […]

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Namaste Trump in India 

It was a rare bromance between leaders of two large nations, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump kept the world hooked to their friendship. The US President visited India for two days with First Lady Melania Trump, daughter Ivanka and son in law Jared Kushner.  The great welcome Trump arrived in […]

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Delhi caught in riots over CAA protests 

More than 35 people were killed, including a policeman, and many injured when clashes broke out in Northeast Delhi.  The protesters have been going on for a while after the establishment of Citizenship Amendment Act in the Parliament. But the protests took a violent turn in Delhi last week.  The clashes first broke out on […]

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Arvind Kejriwal is third time lucky too! 

The Aam Aadmi Party swept back to power in Delhi with 62 seats, giving stiff defeat to yothe BJP with just 8 seats. Congress could win a single seat in the 70-member legislative assembly.  Arvind Kejriwal would be back as chief minister for the third time. AAP won 67 seats in 2015 but this time’s […]

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Britain is out of EU 

It has happened. Brexit is done and though the British government would follow the European Union rules and bills till the end of this year, the country is officially the first one to walk out of the EU. The United Kingdom broke off its ties with European Union — an economic and political partnership of […]