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India Calls On Interpol To Help Arrest Controversial Islamic Preacher

The National Investigation Agency has asked for Interpol to issue a red corner notice on the controversial Islamic preacher, Zakir Naik reports The Hindu. The red corner notice would allow for Zakir Naik to be arrested by any agency globally. This has all followed after the Islamic Research Foundation, headed […]


Bonn Climate Negotiations: No Room For Complacency

This year, Bonn, Germany will host a series of climate negotiations.  Significant developments have occurred since the Paris Agreement of 2015. Most notably, the election of President Trump who has renounced U.S. obligations outlined in the Paris negotiations.  However, recent news suggests that China may be stepping up to take […]


Understanding The Global Penicillin Shortage

In the past few years, there has been a growing shortage of benzathine penicillin G, which treats illnesses such a rheumatic heart disease, syphilis, strep throat, and diphtheria, among others. The increased shortage in recent months has caused global concern. In 1928, Alexander Fleming accidentally discovered penicillin, an antibiotic that […]


Religion Vs Human Rights: India’s Supreme Court To Decide On “Triple Talaq”

India’s Supreme Court reserved its verdict on the constitutional validity of the practice of “triple talaq” among Indian Muslims. “Triple talaq” refers to the practice of Muslim men being able to instantly divorce their wives by saying “talaq” three times. This practice is banned in many Islamic countries, such as […]


The Belt And Road Initiative, India, And The Emerging Sino-Indian Rivalry

The Belt and Road Forum was launched on May 14th in Beijing amidst much fanfare by the Chinese government. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) which formally translates to One Belt, One Road, is a planned infrastructure corridor that would link China to Europe through massive investments in communication and […]


UN Human Rights Experts Denounce India’s Social Media Ban In Kashmir, Citing Human Rights Violations

Two high-level United Nations experts on human rights have denounced the recent move by the Indian government to ban social media and mobile data services in Indian-administered Kashmir, the long-disputed northern region of the Indian subcontinent. The condemning statements were made on Thursday by two UN Special Rapporteurs on human […]


Making Friends Out Of Enemies: China And India Attempt To Expand Their Influence

In Vietnam’s northernmost forests, three Vietnamese soldiers are currently being trained in counter-insurgency tactics by members of the Indian military. The soldiers, in turn, will be expected to pass their knowledge on to other units within the Vietnamese army, thus helping Vietnam develop a plan for defending its northern border. […]


The Indian Farmer Suicide Crisis

According to Al Jazeera, in the last 20 years, almost 300,000 farmers in India have committed suicide. This Indian agricultural crisis started in the 1900’s when India, in efforts to create more globalized laissez-faire policies, allowed for their economic markets to open and privatization of different industries to begin. Multinational […]