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Netanyahu to be indicted? Analyses & Assessments

Netanyahu to be indicted?

Israel’s attorney general recommended Thursday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on charges of fraud, bribery and breach of trust in connection with three corruption cases,…

One Web in midst of new space race Analyses & Assessments

One Web in midst of new space race

A rocket provided by Arianespace SA lifted off and thrust six satellites made by OneWeb Systems Inc. into orbit. The launch took place at Kourou, on the coast of French Guiana on Wednesday, February…

 Ebola center in flames in DRC Analyses & Assessments

Ebola center in flames in DRC

An armed attack on February 27, 2019 led to setting fires in an Ebola treatment center in the eastern city of Butembo in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The armed assailants became embroiled…

India & Pakistan need to de-escalate Analyses & Assessments

India & Pakistan need to de-escalate

Tensions between India and Pakistan have continued to escalate since the Pulwama suicide bombing by a Kashmiri youth in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 42 CRPF soldiers on February 14. India and…

Trade war hurdle passed Analyses & Assessments

Trade war hurdle passed

A key hurdle in the trade negotiations between the US and China has been passed. Top Trump negotiators have said that they have agreed on a trade enforcement process between the two countries. The…

Jared Kushner meets Erdogan Analyses & Assessments

Jared Kushner meets Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with U.S. President Donald Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, during the American official’s regional tour to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian…

 US-North Korea relations moving ahead Analyses & Assessments

US-North Korea relations moving ahead

President Trump arrived in Vietnam on February 26 to discuss denuclearization with Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, capping off months of threats and weapons tests, recriminations and…

Flying car - a reality? Analyses & Assessments

Flying car - a reality?

The Minister of Entrepreneur Development Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof of Malaysia is set to unveil the prototype of its first flying car prototype to the public this year. The minister added that local…

Sudan’s Bashir tries to end prolonged protests Analyses & Assessments

Sudan’s Bashir tries to end prolonged protests

Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s President, on February 25th unveiled new measures to end a 10 week-long protest. He also made changes to the country’s foreign currency policies. Protests began in Sudan on 19…

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 Sharara oil field is located in Murzuq Desert. It was…

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 by the keynote speaker Dr. Charan Singh who is…

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 buyers for its oil. The Bolivarian Republic of…

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 health insurance program. The U.S. does not have a…

Labour will back a second referendum Analyses & Assessments

Labour will back a second referendum

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, announced that his bloc in Parliament would support a second referendum to stop what he called “a damaging Tory Brexit.” The Labour…

Turkey condemns Uighur treatment Analyses & Assessments

Turkey condemns Uighur treatment

Turkish officials has urged Chinese authorities to respect the human rights of Muslims including freedom of religion in Xinjiang. The Uyghurs are predominantly Muslims and have regarded themselves as…

Iceberg to break off from Antarctica Analyses & Assessments

Iceberg to break off from Antarctica

A dangerous looking fracture in the Brunt Ice Shelf is threatening to break out an iceberg almost twice the size of New York City. The crack is moving north towards the McDonald Ice Rumples and…

Russian TV shows ‘nuclear targets’ in US Analyses & Assessments

Russian TV shows ‘nuclear targets’ in US

Russian state television has listed US military facilities that Moscow would target in the event of a nuclear strike, and said that a hypersonic missile Russia is developing would be able to hit them…

Britain told to decolonise Chagos Islands Analyses & Assessments

Britain told to decolonise Chagos Islands

The United Nations’ highest court told Britain that it should end its control “as rapidly as possible” over a remote colonial outpost in the Indian Ocean, best known for housing a strategic American…

Expectations low for Trump-Kim summit Analyses & Assessments

Expectations low for Trump-Kim summit

President Donald Trump will head into his second meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un having reframed what would make a successful summit, lowering expectations for Pyongyang’s denuclearization…

Musk to face another U.S contempt claim Analyses & Assessments

Musk to face another U.S contempt claim

Elon Musk is facing a fresh round of regulatory trouble for tweets about Tesla Inc. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has asked a judge on Monday, February 25, to hold Musk in…