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Modi’s Kashmir gambit stokes fears of more violence

Fresh from a major election victory few months earlier, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi made one of his boldest moves yet in early August after his government revoked the special status granted to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.  The unilateral move came at a time where Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have continuously […]

Escalating communal violence adds to Nigeria’s security woes

The militancy of Boko Haram in Northeast Nigeria has often emerged as the key security threats facing the sub-Saharan Africa nation. Amidst international media outlets’ focus on the group, the communal violence that has been surging in Nigeria since 2011 has also proven to be yet another security headache to the government of President Muhammadu […]

June in Review

Following are some of major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of June: Increased tension in Middle East following US-Iran dispute  Tension in the Middle East ratcheted up by a notch throughout June following the downing of a US drone by Iranian forces. While US President Donald J. Trump has […]

May in Review

Following are some of major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of May: Cyclone Fani wreaks havoc in Bangladesh and India  The first cyclonic storm of the season lashed through Bangladesh and India in early May, causing severe damage along its path. Dubbed as “Fani”, the cyclone made landfall in […]

Uncertainty lingers in Sudan despite removal of Bashir

After months of unrest, the long-time ruler of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir was finally removed in a bloodless coup led by the military. For 30 years, Bashir, one of the few remaining dictators in the continent, ruled the country with an iron fist amid accusations of widespread corruption as well as human rights abuses in the […]

April in Review

Following are some of major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of April: Terror in Sri Lanka as blasts hit churches and hotels during Easter celebrations The Easter celebrations in Sri Lanka turned into carnage as blasts hit several churches and hotels in the capital Colombo, adjacent city of Negombo […]

Indonesia set for presidential election rematch between Jokowi and Prabowo

After five years in power, Indonesia’s soft-spoken and metal-loving President Joko Widodo or fondly known as “Jokowi” will face the voters in a setting all too similar to the 2014 race. His challenger will once again be Prabowo Subianto, a candidate whom he defeated back then. While the 2014 election was all about his aspirations to develop the largest economy in southeast Asia, this time around he will need to defend his administration’s records in an effort to appeal to the population to grant him another term. Opinion polls have put Jokowi ahead of his rival, Prabowo, though there is still a chance for an upset as the latter has managed to narrow down their differences as polling day looms.