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Om Marathe

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Om Marathe

Om Marathe is a sub-editor at the Indian Express, with interests in foreign policy, law, and engineering. He is a qualified Spanish speaker and keenly observes the Latin American region.

Explained: Why the protests in Sudan might not end the country’s troubles
Thu, Jul 04, 2019

The principal worry for activists is that the Sudanese military would continue to remain in power, like in neighbouring Egypt where a coup toppled a democratically elected government which had come to power after longstanding dictator Hosni Mubarak’s rule came to an end in 2011.

Explained: A child of Indian parents gets a birth certificate in UAE. Why is this unusual?
Sat, May 04, 2019

The move comes against the backdrop of other conciliatory measures that the oil-rich nation has taken in 2019, a year which it has labelled the ‘Year of Tolerance’.

Explained: Why Pakistan is debating the marriageable age for its girls
Fri, May 03, 2019

The amendment has witnessed stiff resistance from conservative elements in the country, who have called the Bill anti-Islamic. Islamic scripture permits marriage with a woman who has reached the age of puberty.

Explained: The Chrysanthemum Throne and Reiwa Era
Wed, May 01, 2019

The monarchy is an institution beloved of the Japanese people, and an integral part of their national identity.

A comedian in charge: Key takeaways from Ukraine’s election
Mon, Apr 29, 2019

Ukraine, which gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, has since faced significant challenges in establishing democracy. The current election, judged free and fair by international observers, is expected to strengthen civilian rule here.

This Word Means: Odebrecht Scandal
Mon, Apr 22, 2019

Odebrecht Scandal has sent a once iconic South American leader to prison, and last week drove a former President to suicide. What is it?

Explained: Why Sudan is on the boil
Thu, Apr 18, 2019

For the past four months, Sudan has been rocked by countrywide protests, leading to a military intervention last week which ejected Bashir from power, thereby ending his brutal 30-year rule. The protests have earned praise for employing peaceful methods.

Explained: What Umbrella Revolution convictions mean for status of Hong Kong
Sat, Apr 13, 2019

Under President Xi Jinping, who has been at the helm in China since 2012, the country has embraced a more hardline approach to foreign policy and internal security issues. Since the Umbrella Revolution, Chinese authorities have attempted to thwart democratic freedoms in Hong Kong.

Explained: How Julian Assange landed in Ecuadorian embassy, how his situation changed
Sun, Apr 14, 2019

Ecuador formally accepted his request for asylum in August 2012. Assange had been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London ever since -- until his arrest on Thursday.

Explained: Malaysia’s ex PM and the multi-billion dollar 1MDB scandal
Sun, Apr 07, 2019

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak now faces multiple charges of money laundering, abuse of power, and criminal breach of trust.

Explained: Sedition, Defamation, AFSPA laws that Congress wants to repeal or amend
Wed, Apr 03, 2019

The manifesto promises to repeal or amend laws like Sedition, Defamation and AFSPA.

Explained: Kazakhstan’s Nursultan Nazarbayev resigns after 30 years
Mon, Mar 25, 2019

Kazakhstan has been run by Nazarbayev for the entirety of the period since its emergence as an independent nation in 1991 after the fall of the Soviet Union.

Explained: Why US is talking to Taliban, where the talks are headed
Fri, Mar 15, 2019

The meetings that concluded on Tuesday were important because the Taliban delegation was chaired by Mullah Baradar, a co-founder of the Islamist movement and one of its most senior leaders, who was released by Pakistan in October last year after almost a decade of incarceration.

Venezuela: How a young leader stands in Nicolas Maduro’s way
Mon, Mar 11, 2019

Ever since the global crude oil downturn, Venezuela has slipped into an economic crisis. Its crime rate has doubled and inflation multiplied. The West-imposed sanctions have now led to a prolonged electricity blackout. A look at the events leading to the political crisis:

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