RELEASE OF IRANIAN OIL TANKER – A ZERO SUM GAME?

The Iranian oil tanker was allowed to go on Sunday. This Iranian oil tanker was the center of the diplomatic rift between the UK and Iran. Earlier USA requested the UK to prolong the seizure of Iranian oil tanker. But, British Overseas authorities rejected the American demand. An ocean monitoring website Marine Trafic states that the Iranian tanker left the Gibraltar coast on Sunday evening before 23:00 GMT. British authorities have also confirmed that the Iranian oil tanker has left and is moving towards the east and will soon join…

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ARTIFICIAL NORMALCY IN KASHMIR

Police shelling in Kashmir

In a recent development, Indian authorities announced the reopening of schools and some offices in Indian held Kashmir. This move came after a two weeks long curfew. The Indian government imposed curfew and communication blackout after stripping Kashmir from its special status. The government employees resumed their duties on Monday at the civil secretariat. The government also announced the reopening of at least 200 primary schools in various parts of Kashmir. However, most of the schools remained empty. Parents are fearing the tensed situation. Protests are also reported in various…

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TRANSITIONAL DEAL OF SUDAN

Transitional deal of Sudan

In a major development, the transitional deal is signed between Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the opposition coalition. This article deals with the future perspectives of this transitional deal. Political analysts opine that the transitional deal will pave the way of democratic set up in Sudan.  The dialogue process between the TMC and opposition started after the resignation of former president Omar al Bashir. President Omar had to resign as a result of massive protests against him. The deal between the stakeholders was signed on Saturday.  The deal was…

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SAUDI-CANADA DIPLOMATIC RIFT AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Saudi - Canada rift and Human rights

The Canadian government is facing intense pressure from various human rights groups to cancel or review the lucrative arms deal with Saudi Arabia. About nine months ago Canada announces a probe into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the ongoing war in Yemen. In October 2018, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that his government is going to suspend all the pending arms contracts with Saudi Arabia. However, the Government said that already signed contracts will be fulfilled. However human rights groups showed reservations on the late announcement. A…

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ADEN DEBACLE – BEGINNING OF NEW WAR IN YEMEN

Aden Debacle - Beginning of New War in Yemen

Separatists of Southern Yemen have successfully taken control of presidential palace and military camps of President Hadi’s forces. Separatists claimed that they have won the Aden debacle. Media reports claim that this move came after heavy fighting in the port city of Aden. Many people have been killed and injured in the Aden debacle. Security Belt is an insurgent group. It has a strong backing of Southern Transitional Council. Southern Transitional Council enjoys complete support of UAE. A spokesperson of Security Belt claimed that separatists did not face any resistance…

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