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Wheat fields near Hasilpur in Punjab, Pakistan. Photo Credit: Ammarkh, Wikipedia Commons.
Wheat fields near Hasilpur in Punjab, Pakistan. Photo Credit: Ammarkh, Wikipedia Commons.


Pakistan: Geopolitical Importance – Analysis

The term South Asia commonly refers to seven countries namely: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. These countries are also part of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), a bloc established in 1985. Afghanistan was included as the 8th member of SAARC in 2006 and China, Iran and Myanmar are also […]

Ecuador's Rafael Correa. Photo by Roosewelt Pinheiro/Abr (Agência Brasi).
Ecuador's Rafael Correa. Photo by Roosewelt Pinheiro/Abr (Agência Brasi).


Ecuador: Police Rampage At Protests, Says HRW

Security forces used excessive force to disperse largely peaceful demonstrations in Quito, Ecuador on September 17 and 18, 2014, arbitrarily detaining and beating protesters, Human Rights Watch said today. Based on interviews and written testimony, dozens of detainees suffered serious physical abuse, including severe beatings, kicks, and electric shocks, during arrest and in detention. A […]

Dollar bills
Dollar bills


Suspected Nazi War Criminals Collecting ‘Millions’ In Social Security – Investigation

US taxpayers have paid millions of dollars in Social Security benefits to dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals, even after they were forced out of the United States, an investigation by the Associated Press has found. The investigation revealed that since 1979, at least 38 members of the Nazi Party, including the notoriously brutal SS […]

Hong Kong's Umbrella Protest. Photo credit: VOA
Hong Kong's Umbrella Protest. Photo credit: VOA


Pandora’s Box Is Opened: Pro-Democratic Occupy Central Protest On Verge Of Turning Into A Riot – Op-Ed

The Umbrella Movement, as the pro-democratic Occupy Central Protest in Hong Kong is called, is now on the verge of turning into a riot. Last night, a serious confrontation, never seen before, was mounted by the crowd gathering in the Mongkok area as the Hong Kong Police force was determined to clear the streets of […]

India
India


Improved Electricity Access Has Little Impact On Climate Change

Improving household electricity access in India over the last 30 years contributed only marginally to the nation’s total carbon emissions growth during that time, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. “Energy access is fundamental to development: it brings improvements to all aspects of life, including education, communication, and health,” […]