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Friday, September 24, 2021

Komal Gupta


Explained: Why China is looking at a larger role in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan
Thu, Sep 02, 2021

Following the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, China has emerged as one of the first nations to develop diplomatic channels with the Taliban. What are its economic interests in the country?

Explained: How Indonesia finally scrapped ‘virginity tests’ for women army cadets
Fri, Aug 13, 2021

The virginity test was required not only for women applicants, but also for those marrying army personnel.

Explained: Are frequent extreme weather events being fuelled by climate change?
Thu, Jul 22, 2021

A look at some of the extreme weather events across the world in 2021, and whether they are being caused by climate change.

Explained: Why is WHO warning countries against easing Covid-19 curbs?
Thu, Jul 08, 2021

Countries such as England and the US have lifted almost all of the Covid-19 measures in a rush to return to normalcy despite the rising number of cases with the Delta variant. However, it is the countries with low vaccination rates that are at a greater risk.

Explained: Why Biden is backing reform to take away US military’s authority over sexual assault cases
Sat, Jul 03, 2021

The changes were recommended by an independent commission convened by US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin to overhaul US military’s sexual assault prevention and prosecution process.

Explained: Why Erdogan has pulled out of Istanbul Convention on violence against women
Tue, Jul 20, 2021

Turkey’s withdrawal from the human rights treaty comes at a time when cases of domestic violence have seen a worldwide increase due to Covid-19 lockdowns.