Author: Kavya Singh

#GrèvedesFemmes

On Friday, June 14th, women in Switzerland began a day of demonstrations against gender inequality. These protests come after 28 years after a similar protest was held where half a million women took to the streets in order to fight for the acceleration of acceptance in 1991. During that time,

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A Hidden Massacre

Riddled with history, China and Taiwan have come to represent another frugal crack across the Asian continent. As the 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre approaches, the relationship between the two states further deteriorates.  Hailed as the June fourth incident or Six-Four in Mainland China, the imposition of martial law sparked

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Trouble With U.S.-China Trade Deal Talks

The U.S.-China trade war, which began when President Trump took office in 2016, has reached an impasse. Tariffs have led to harm on both sides leading to fluctuations in the world markets. Talks for reaching a trade deal between the two nations was in progress but recently, U.S. trade representative

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Democracy Under Threat?

On 31 March, Turkey headed for its local elections to elect mayors and members of city, district, and village councils. With 57 million eligible voters, this election was a test for the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party in the wake of a major currency crisis last year. Meanwhile in

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Echo Of Help From Africa

Cyclone Idai, a high-end category 2 tropical cyclone, swept across southern Africa last week. Proclaimed as by what the UN says could be “one of the worst weather-related disasters ever to hit the southern hemisphere,” hundreds of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands more have been affected. Areas

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Dark Clouds Loom Over New Zealand

As peaceful midday prayers at Al Noor Mosque echoed through its halls, a gunman charged through, killed several worshippers and fled the scene. By the time emergency services responded, the gunman drove to another mosque in the nearby suburb of Linwood and shot at another group of people inside. Deemed

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Saudi Arabia Bashed Over Its Human Rights Violations

On 7th March in a United Nations Human Rights Council Session issued Saudi Arabia a rebuke against its abuse of human rights for the first time. The letter openly called for the release of human rights’ activists jailed for “exercising their fundamental freedoms” and to “disclose all information available” about

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Where Are They Going?

“The last thing I remember of Syria before we left, was when my mother was taking me from our place to our grandparents. The roads were full of dead people. {…} I left my kitten, my friend, my school. I miss my home a lot. I hope one day we’ll

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India Mourns After Kashmir Attack

On 14 February 2019, in Pulwama district, in Indian-administered Kashmir, a car carrying at least 300 kilograms of explosives rammed a bus into a convoy of 70 vehicles in which roughly 2,500 Indian troops were travelling. At least 40 Indian paramilitary police were killed, making it the deadliest militant attack

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Why We Need To Talk About The Venezuelan Economic Crisis

Venezuela, as of today, has the highest inflation in the world. People are barely surviving by scouting for food from the garbage, basic necessities like health care and medicines have disappeared, violence has gripped the country, and about 2.3 million Venezuelan citizens are on the move as it faces the

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Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s Struggle Continues In Prison

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian dual citizen, is set to go on hunger strike after spending 2 years in a Tehran Jail after being denied access to basic healthcare rights. Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained in Iran since April 2016 for “allegedly plotting to topple the Iranian Government,” and sentenced to five

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