Tag: Editor’s Choice

September 8, 2019

UN Secretary General’s Recent...

Recently, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo to take stock of the situation arises due to ebola outbreak…

September 7, 2019

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Leaves Behi...

As he aged into his 90s, Mugabe grew frail. His second wife, Grace (Marufu) Mugabe — 41 years his junior and unpopular with the public for what many considered profligate spending — positioned herself to eventually take power

September 4, 2019

Fifteen Years On, Beslan Victims St...

Around 1 p.m. on September 3, two explosions emanated from inside the gymnasium. As hostages began escaping through the windows, pursued by small-arms fire from their captors, Russian special forces launched a bungled rescue operation that spilled into surrounding streets and ended only 10 hours later with the deaths of 334 people — including 186 children — and hundreds of wounded

August 19, 2019

North Korean Officials Favor South ...

Medicines including painkillers and fever-reducing drugs brought into North Korea by the Red Cross and other international NGOs have become harder to obtain in recent years as U.N. sanctions punishing North Korea for its illicit nuclear weapons program have taken hold, sources told RFA in earlier reports

July 23, 2019

Iraq: Water Crisis in Basra

The situation culminated in an acute water crisis that sent at least 118,000 people to hospital in 2018 and led to violent protests. The report, “Basra is Thirsty: Iraq’s Failure to Manage the Water Crisis,” found that the crisis is a result of complex factors that if left unaddressed will most likely result in future water-borne disease outbreaks and continued economic hardship

July 9, 2019

Uyghur Officials in Hotan Forced to...

Uyghur officials in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) are regularly visited by Han Chinese “relatives,” who force them to forgo the dietary restrictions of their Muslim faith during weeklong stays, including prohibitions on the consumption of pork and alcohol, according to sources

July 7, 2019

Zimbabwe Says Dehorning Rhinos Payi...

Poachers kill the animals to obtain the horn, which in traditional Chinese medicine is believed to have healing powers, although there is little evidence to support this

July 5, 2019

Why America Parties on Fourth of Ju...

Today, the ways in which Americans celebrate the Fourth of July differ. Many will host or attend cookouts. The three most popular foods that’ll be consumed are hamburgers, barbecued meats and hotdogs, according to a recent survey conducted by TopCashBack.com

July 2, 2019

Thousands of Monks, Nuns ‘Politic...

During 2017 and 2018, at least 4,820 Tibetan and Han Chinese monks and nuns were removed from Larung Gar, with over 7,000 dwellings and other structures torn down beginning in 2001, according to sources in the region

June 15, 2019

Populist Leaders and Their Cronies ...

Politicians should remember that journalists have the right to act as eyes and ears of the public.In Indian democracy, to win an election by hook or crook is more important than good governance. Hostile attitudes towards media is a dangerous and alarming trend

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