Bhutan Says No To Bri


Bhutan has decided to boycott the second BRI forum, which is scheduled to be held later this month in Beijing, China. Thimphu gave no specific reasons for this decision. Bhutan had boycotted the first BRI forum held in May 2017 as well. Bhutan had explained then that the BRI was…

Crisis In Sudan


Sudan has experienced more changes in the past one week than it did in the three decades under President Omar al-Bashir who was deposed in a coup earlier this month following several months of sustained mass protests. Since seizing power in 1989, Bashir had managed to navigate his way through…

The Plight Of Hazaras In Pakistan


  The recent terrorist attack in Quetta that killed 20 and injured 48 members of the Hazara community is a grim reminder of the state of minorities in Pakistan, especially the targeted killing and systematic execution of the Hazaras. The increasing attacks on the Hazaras have raised questions about the…

North Korean Reshuffle Amid Rising Tensions


In the backdrop of the growing tensions between North Korea and the US, especially after the Hanoi talks were cut-short without a statement, the first session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) of North Korea at Pyongyang witnessed a big reshuffle of the country’s leadership. Many prominent North Korean leaders…

Pakistani Minorities Protest In Washington


Hundreds of Pakistani minorities living in the United States staged a protest in Washington recently, over the atrocities carried out against religious and other minorities in Pakistan for the last several decades. The protestors expressed anger over their exploitation too by the Pakistani State. The protestors in Washington DC comprised…

Festival Of Democracy Begins In India


India is witnessing the world’s largest democratic exercise. It got kicked off yesterday with the beginning of the general elections that is being dubbed as the ‘mother” of all poll battles in the billion plus nation. Ninety-one Lok Sabha constituencies spread across 18 states and two Union Territories voted in…