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The Rohingyas resist shift to nowhere island

The future of the million Rohingyas in Bangladesh is uncertain. The government wants the community en masse to be shifted to a floating island in the middle of the Bay of Bengal. What does this mean for the stateless Rohingya? Only time will tell

Is it really the beginning of thaw between India and Pakistan?

Relations between India and Pakistan do not warrant much optimism as so many times things have soured but this time, though, it could be different as the Pakistani army inserts itself in the peace process

Japan’s Bullet Train Troubles with India

One trillion rupee Bullet train project is a causing disquiet in Japan due to costs overrun and Indian government’s haphazard policies claims a Japanese magazine

Ahead of the Curve: Why Indian’s Should look to Study in Estonia

The Estonian Government wants to attract young, exciting talent from India to work at its start-ups and study in its universities

“The world changed because of 1979”: Satish Jacob on the Afghan-Soviet War and its relevance today

Satish Jacob was one of the first Indian reporters on the ground in Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion of 1979. For over 40 years, Jacob has witnessed history in the making again and again. In this conversation with HNFP, he narrates the story of the 1979 Afghan-Soviet War and how it changed the world. Also below is a brief explainer on the way this war reshaped the world.

UN Security Council Debates Poisoning of Ex-Spy

The poisoning of Sergei Skripal threatens to throw the world of out balance. Russia wants to establish proof that it had nothing to do with the incident

The Football World Cup and the New Cold War

The mysterious poisoning of a former Russian double agent has triggered an inevitable cold war which has deleterious effects for a world already breaking up into old-familiar blocs

Oli’s India visit will set the tone for Indo-Nepal ties

The Nepali PM’s visit is being read as an attempt by the Himalayan nation to tread lightly and carefully while chalking its ties with India and China.

Shifting gears on China

As India re-evaluates its stance and toes a new line on China, it must pause to reflect on the possible outcome

Myanmar parliament picks Suu Kyi confidant as new president

The outgoing president, Htin Kyaw, who was also close to Suu Kyi, retired “in order to take rest from the current duties and responsibilities” amid visible weight loss and speculation over his health.

Pak: Thousands of officers lied about dual nationality

During the hearing, it was revealed that 32,000 government servants out of a total of over 172,000 did not submit correct personal information for official record.

India to negotiate FTA with African free trade area AfCTA

Forty-four African countries last week formed an African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) aimed at creating a single market for goods and services with free movement of businesses and investments.

Uber is selling its SE Asia operations to rival Grab

The move marks a further retreat from international operations for Uber, after it sold its China business to local rival Didi Chuxing in 2016.

King Abdullah’s visit has provided Modi an opportunity to get Muslims onboard

King Abdullah’s visit is a watershed moment for Modi and his attempts to break away from the image of being a muscular Hindu nationalist who has no space for Muslims in his politics

Is it possible to ‘safely’ Facebook anymore?

But for those who can’t quite quit Facebook, there are ways to at least minimise the site’s ability to monetize your personal information without entirely losing the ability to see what cute thing your cousin’s baby gurgled this hour or what your co-worker thinks of his sandwich.