• SWEDEN HAS HAD NO GOVERNMENT FOR FOUR MONTHS

    by - Jan 9, 2019
    Almost four months from the general election, Sweden still does not have a government and the parties remain divided on key questions. So what happens next? On Friday, the leaders of the centre-left Social Democrats and...
  • POPULIST RIGHT REACHES SPAIN

    by - Jan 9, 2019
    ALGECIRAS, SPAIN — Germany has Alternative for Germany, France has the National Front, Italy has The League and Spain now has VOX, the latest far-right actor to emerge on Europe’s political scene after an unexpectedly strong...
  • SCHEME TACKLES DOMESTIC ABUSE IN TAJIKISTAN

    by - Oct 31, 2018
    The change in behaviour of Rano Mahmurodova’s husband was nothing short of a “miracle”. Married at 18, the 42-year-old had spent more than two decades being physically and verbally assaulted by her husband, who was fuelled...
  • THOUSANDS RALLY TO KEEP SOROS-FOUNDED UNIVERSITY IN HUNGARY

    by - Oct 31, 2018
    Thousands rallied in Budapest on Friday October 26th on behalf of a university founded by U.S. financier George Soros which says it is being forced out of Hungary by the nationalist government of Prime Minister Viktor...
  • PUTIN’S APPROVAL RATING AT RECORD LOW

    by - Oct 28, 2018
    After 18 years in power, Vladimir Putin is finally meeting his political match: babushkas. The 66-year-old Russian president has seen his approval rating plummet this year. From 82% in April, it fell to 66% in October, according to independent pollster...
  • “MODICARE”: INDIA LAUNCHES WORLD’S LARGEST HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME

    by - Sep 26, 2018
    The Indian government has launched one of the world’s largest publicly funded health insurance schemes, set to cover some 500 million poor people. The Ayushman Bharat programme, dubbed “Modicare” after Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised health...
  • BANNON RALLIES EUROPE’S ULTRA-RIGHT

    by - Sep 26, 2018
    US President Donald Trump’s former strategist Steve Bannon says he would set up “war rooms” across Europe to help form a pan-continental right-wing movement ahead of European Parliament elections in 2019. Speaking at the congress of...
  • BELIZE’S BARRIER REEF TAKEN OFF ENDANGERED LIST

    by - Jul 18, 2018
    The Belize barrier reef has been removed from the List of World Heritage Sites in Danger. official decision was made on 26 June during a UNESCO World Heritage committee meeting held in Bahrain, in the Persian...
  • UAE VISA AMNESTY GIVES FRESH HOPE TO SYRIANS

    by - Jun 18, 2018
    A Syrian national who has found sanctuary in the UAE from the troubles of his homeland says a move to offer a one-year extension to citizens of war-torn countries living in the country offers sharp relief...