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Burundi closes human rights office Analyses & Assessments

Burundi closes human rights office

Burundi has forced the United Nations to shut its local human rights office after 23 years, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet...

Well being index Analyses & Assessments

Well being index

According to global surveys, smaller countries such as Singapore are placed at the top of global wellness ranks while countries with large and...

Cure for AIDS? Analyses & Assessments

Cure for AIDS?

A stem-cell treatment put a London cancer patient’s HIV into remission, marking the second such reported case and reinvigorating efforts to cure the...

 House Democrats to investigate Trump Analyses & Assessments

House Democrats to investigate Trump

House Democrats will request documents from more than 60 people this week as they step up investigations into allegations of obstruction of justice...

Bouteflika to run for President again Analyses & Assessments

Bouteflika to run for President again

Protesters turned out in their thousands across Algeria to denounce plans by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to seek a fifth term in office, as his...

Future of Banking in India Analyses & Assessments

Future of Banking in India

Synergia Foundation hosted its 50th roundtable conference on Monday, February 25, 2019, on the topic of the Future of Banking. The conference was led...

El Sharara remains closed Analyses & Assessments

El Sharara remains closed

Libyans remain divided on when to restart the El Sharara oilfield, the country’s biggest, after closure due to the presence of militants. The El...

Medicare for all Analyses & Assessments

Medicare for all

The Democrats in the US House of representatives have recently revealed their most ambitious government-run health care program, i.e., the Medicare...

Venezuela’s unsold offshore oil Analyses & Assessments

Venezuela’s unsold offshore oil

Tankers loaded with 8.36 million barrels of crude are reportedly floating off the Venezuelan coast as the sanctions-hit country struggles to find...

China to buy more US Agro products Analyses & Assessments

China to buy more US Agro products

China has proposed that it could buy an additional $30 billion a year of U.S. agricultural products including soybeans, corn and wheat as part of a...

HPV vaccine to cure Cervical Cancer Analyses & Assessments

HPV vaccine to cure Cervical Cancer

According to a recent study published at the Cancer Council New South Wales, the rapid scale-up of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could...

China’s “mega city” corridor plans Analyses & Assessments

China’s “mega city” corridor plans

China’s long-awaited plan to create a high-tech megalopolis on its southern coastline rivalling California’s Silicon Valley generated optimism among...

US state sue over emergency declaration Analyses & Assessments

US state sue over emergency declaration

California and 15 other US states have filed a lawsuit against US President Trump’s national emergency declaration which can bypass Congress to fund...

Trump may avoid second shut down Analyses & Assessments

Trump may avoid second shut down

President Donald Trump is eyeing a path to avoid another government shutdown where he would reluctantly accept the congressional border-security deal...

Trump unhappy with border wall deal Analyses & Assessments

Trump unhappy with border wall deal

Unfazed by a congressional deal giving him only $1.3 billion for a barrier on the US-Mexico border, President Donald Trump is saying that he has...

13th IMF bailout for Pakistan Analyses & Assessments

13th IMF bailout for Pakistan

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan met IMF chief Christine Lagarde to discuss conditions of a bailout package for Pakistan. It has to deal with...

Ethics inquiry against Trudeau Analyses & Assessments

Ethics inquiry against Trudeau

Canada’s parliamentary ethics commissioner said that he would look into allegations that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau improperly pressured his...

Thailand’s new PM? Analyses & Assessments

Thailand’s new PM?

The royal family has been deeply connected to Thailand’s leadership for decades, often shaping it from behind the scenes. However, senior members of...

Orban’s new tax break Analyses & Assessments

Orban’s new tax break

In a bid to counter a falling population and labour shortages without accepting immigrants, prime minister Viktor Orban announced that Hungarian...

Australia to meet Paris climate targets Analyses & Assessments

Australia to meet Paris climate targets

Australia is on track to meet its carbon emissions target under the Paris Climate accord five years earlier than expected. The country is installing...