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Will Brexit happen this month? Analyses & Assessments

Will Brexit happen this month?

British Prime Minister Theresa May has been in talks with opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, to see if they can come up with a common...

Umbrella revolution leaders convicted Analyses & Assessments

Umbrella revolution leaders convicted

Hong Kong’s Occupy movement leaders are convicted for causing a public nuisance, in the latest move by the Chinese sponsored government to stifle...

Iran’s IRGC – A terrorist organization? Analyses & Assessments

Iran’s IRGC – A terrorist organization?

US intends to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist, organization, a move condemned by Tehran. Iran's most...

EU Trade chief criticizes China Analyses & Assessments

EU Trade chief criticizes China

Cecilia Malmstrom has voiced frustration over China’s trade policies ahead of a summit this week as Brussels struggles to get Beijing to deliver on...

Maldives delivers stunning electoral mandate Analyses & Assessments

Maldives delivers stunning electoral mandate

Maldives gives an overwhelming majority to incumbent President Solih’s MDP, in a rebuke of authoritarianism, China’s policies in the archipelago and...

Trump’s second veto? Analyses & Assessments

Trump’s second veto?

The House voted Thursday to end U.S. participation in Yemen’s civil war, denouncing the Saudi-led bombing campaign there as worsening an already dire...

Healthcare sector failing in Venezuela Analyses & Assessments

Healthcare sector failing in Venezuela

Venezuela’s health system is in “utter collapse,” according to a report, including the exponential spread of vaccine-preventable diseases such as...

FAO paints bleak food security picture Analyses & Assessments

FAO paints bleak food security picture

The FAO’s recent report on global hunger, shows disproportionate food insecurity in Africa. Most acute hunger is caused by conflict, economic and...

ADB warns of slow growth in Asia Analyses & Assessments

ADB warns of slow growth in Asia

Growth in developing Asia could slow for a second straight year in 2019 and lose further momentum in 2020, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said,...

Myanmar enforces controversial land law Analyses & Assessments

Myanmar enforces controversial land law

Myanmar’s government has actively been enforcing a land law that evicts, fines and imprisons farmers, in a move that is seen by human rights...

China to regulate opioids Analyses & Assessments

China to regulate opioids

China said it will tighten regulation of fentanyl-related substances as a gesture to the United States, where the synthetic opioid has caused tens of...

Trouble grows for Trudeau Analyses & Assessments

Trouble grows for Trudeau

Canada’s former attorney general made public a conversation that she secretly recorded with Canada’s top civil servant, which she took as a veiled...

Migrants hijack oil tanker Analyses & Assessments

Migrants hijack oil tanker

A Turkish oil tanker was hijacked by migrants amidst rising anti-immigrant, nationalist sentiments in Europe. The European migrant crisis is a part...

UK’s political nightmare Analyses & Assessments

UK’s political nightmare

On the day Britain was supposed to extract itself from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a third crushing defeat on her exit...

Ghana passes RTI bill Analyses & Assessments

Ghana passes RTI bill

Ghana adopts Right to Information bill that boosts transparency and government accountability, in a serious boost to the tools available to Africa’s...

Trump fails to achieve his campaign promise Analyses & Assessments

Trump fails to achieve his campaign promise

Corporate America brought $664.9 billion of offshore profits back to the U.S. last year, falling short of the $4 trillion President Donald Trump said...

Kenya to close refugee camp Analyses & Assessments

Kenya to close refugee camp

Nairobi plans to shut a refugee camp that is home to nearly a quarter of a million people, mostly Somalis, in the next few months, according to an...

Turkish Lira selloff continues Analyses & Assessments

Turkish Lira selloff continues

Turkey’s central bank sought to calm investors as the nation’s assets fell before an election that will be the first test of President Recep Tayyip...

US Senate rejects ‘Green New Deal’ Analyses & Assessments

US Senate rejects ‘Green New Deal’

United States Senate Republican leaders forced a stunt vote on March 26 on a climate change measure they ridicule, seeking to corner Democratic...

ISIL’s ideological challenge Analyses & Assessments

ISIL’s ideological challenge

ISIL may no longer possess physical territory, but its ideology poses a potent threat that demands a concerted effort to thwart. The Islamic State of...