Politics & Diplomacy

Feb 07, 2019

Taiwan: Beijing Stages Propaganda Video on Occasion of Chinese New Year

On Sunday 3 February, the People’s Liberation Army of Mainland China posted a video online showcasing their air force against the backdrop of famous landmarks of Taiwan. The video conveyed the idea of cross-strait ‘unity’ under Beijing rule. In the current row, Taiwan released its own video, showcasing military activities based on defence drills. Taiwan also condemned Beijing’s...

Feb 07, 2019

Taiwan: Beijing Stages Propaganda Video on Occasion...

On Sunday 3 February, the People’s Liberation Army of Mainland China posted a video online showcasing their air force against the backdrop of famous landmarks of Taiwan. The video conveyed the idea...

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Feb 07, 2019

Haratin: Biram Dah Abeid Awarded an Honorary Doctorate...

On Monday 4 February, Biram Dah Abeid was conferred an honorary doctorate by the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) for his lead in the anti-slavery campaign in Mauritania. Biram is an anti-slavery...

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Feb 05, 2019

District of Columbia: First Woman to be Re-Elected...

With an agenda that focusses on the inclusivity of residents as well as security and education, Mayor Muriel Bowser, the first woman to ever be re-elected in the capital, further advocates for Washington,...

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Feb 01, 2019

Iran: In Face of U.S. Sanctions Against Iran,...

On 31 January 2019, France, Germany and the U.K., which are the guarantors of the Iran nuclear accord in Europe, announced the establishment of INSTEX (Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges), a corporate...

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Jan 31, 2019

Taiwan: White House Map Shows Island Independent...

On Monday 28 January, a map presented during White House press conference showed Taiwan as independent of China. Whilst the press conference was focused Venezuela and the possibility of economic sanctions,...

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Jan 31, 2019

West Papua: UNHCHR Workers Allowed in Indones...

As violence in West Papua continues, Indonesia has agreed to allow the UN Office of the Human Rights commissioner to enter the region. In light of the military crackdown launched by Indonesia, the situation...

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Jan 28, 2019

East Turkestan: Legislation is Introduced in the...

On 17 January 2019, alledging that the religious based persecution and brutal atrocities committed against ethnic Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region in China are one of the biggest human rights...

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Jan 24, 2019

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Land Acquisition Act Approved...

On 22 January 2019, the cabinet approved in principle the draft of the Act that regulates the compensation for land acquisition in the CHT region. While previously the difference of compensation for acquisition...

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