Politics

Brace Yourself for More Supply Chain Crisis Amid China’s War Ambitions

Brace Yourself for More Supply Chain Crisis Amid China’s War Ambitions

China’s increasing military engagement around Taiwan is intensifying the hurdles for global trade that has the potential to disrupt consumer markets across the globe. Strategic experts suggest that China is aiming for long-lasting military activities in the Taiwan strait, which will become a “new normal” in the Western-Pacific region. The Strait of Taiwan, which is…

Uganda suspends LGBT rights group

Uganda suspends LGBT rights group

A popular LGBT rights group called Sexual Minorities Uganda (Smug) was banned on August 6 by Ugandan authorities. The officials shut down the rights group citing legal issues with the group’s registration. Smug is a group of activists that has been championing the rights of sexual minorities in Uganda since 2004. Its network focuses on…

Australia’s first hijab-wearing Senator

Australia’s first hijab-wearing Senator

In an unprecedented move, an Afghan-Australian woman has been elected as the Senator of the Western Australia state. Fatima Payman, 27, made history after being elected as the first hijab-wearing parliamentarian of Australia. Belonging to the Labor Party, Payman won the federal elections of 2022 and joined the 47th Australian parliament as a member of…

Pelosi's controversial visit to Taiwan has infuriated China

Pelosi’s controversial visit to Taiwan has infuriated China

On 3rd August, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a controversial trip to Taiwan. She stopped on the island for a short time during her four-country trip in the region. Her meeting with the Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen was brief but controversial. China claims that the island is its rightful territory. It is alleging that…

Orkney and Shetland mull independence from Scotland

Orkney and Shetland mull independence from Scotland

Orkney and Shetland mull independence from Scotland Just days after the Shetland Islands Council (SIC) voted overwhelmingly to explore the options for “achieving financial and political self-determination”, leader of Orkney Islands Council James Stockan said that the islands would have to ensure that the option of self-determination would be written into any future Scottish independence…

Facebook launch election study

Facebook launch election study

Facebook launch election study Facebook Spending Almost $50 Million On An Election Impact Study Facebook has launched a study on social media impact on elections and democracy. The company has lined up millions of dollars in payments to the study participants. The Facebook election impact study will involve asking people to complete a survey or…

Stormont Responds To Protocol

Stormont Responds To Protocol

Stormont Responds To Protocol – Stormont responds to the change in the Northern Ireland Protocol. The four pro-Remain parties in Stormont have written to the EU and to the British government asking that commitments about NI need to be kept in the Brexit deal. This comes after a shock change to the custom plans post-Brexit…

New legislation to change brexit

New legislation to change Brexit

New legislation to change Brexit Government denies it intends to breach international law over Brexit The government has been forced to say that it will make only “minor clarifications in extremely specific circumstances” to the already-agreed Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. The statement comes following a story in the FT that claimed the UK’s new Internal Market…

Trump Suggests People Should Vote Twice

Trump Suggests People Should Vote Twice

Trump Suggests People Should Vote Twice. Donald Trump has sparked outrage after appearing to suggest that voters in November’s presidential election should try to vote twice – once in person and once by post – in order to test claims that the system is safe from major voting fraud. Speaking to local broadcaster WECT-TV in…

New Government In Beirut

New Government In Beirut

New Government In Beirut Lebanon: Diplomat Mustapha Adib set to form new government in Beirut Mustapha Adib, the Lebanon ambassador to Germany was appointed as the new prime minister-designate of the country. After he could secure votes of 90 MPs in the 128-member parliament. Mustapha Adib is now set to form the new cabinet which…