Day: July 9, 2019

The Intersection Of Buddhism And Nationalism

Throughout the last century, Buddhism has cultivated a peaceful image of meditation and pacifism. Buddhist temples and gardens filled with swirling incense evokes feelings of peace and zen throughout the world. However, Buddhism, like many other religions around the world, does not have a monopoly on peace. In Sri Lanka

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A New Step For Sudan?

In December 2018 Sudanese citizens protested austerity measures imposed by President Omar Al-Bashir designed to prevent financial collapse. This included a cut to bread and fuel subsidies – enough to spark a mass protest in the nation’s capital, Khartoum. This mass demonstration evolved into calls for Bashir’s total removal along

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Taliban Attacks Amid Intra-Afghan Negotiations

An attack carried out by the Taliban in Ghazni, Afghanistan has claimed the lives of at least 14 people and wounded another 180 people. Al Jazeera reports that this attack on a government security compound 150km outside of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, occurred amid a high-profile summit between Afghan

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Kurdistan And Iraq’s War On Journalism

After being granted autonomy by Iraq in 2003, there was great hope for the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan. However, following an interview with Deutsche Welle, journalist Kamal Chomani has announced that there is no independent media within the region. This comes after protests in Basra, Iraq held by the National

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