South Asia and Beyond

Taliban Bars Girls Over Grade 6 From Attending School

Few believed the Taliban would honour their commitments towards inclusive governance and respecting rights of women but those who thought otherwise will be in for a shock. The education ministry had earlier said schools for both boys and girls were to reopen on Wednesday, the first day of the academic year. But girls of Grade […]Read More

‘TikTok Spreads Disinformation About Ukraine War’

TikTok, a video app owned by Chinese company ByteDance, is feeding false and misleading content about the war in Ukraine to users within 40 minutes of their signing up to the app, regardless of whether they run any searches on the platform, an investigation by journalism watchdog NewsGuard claims. If users looked up words such […]Read More

‘China Has Militarized 3 Islands In South China Sea’

China has militarized three islands it built in the disputed South China Sea, says Admiral John Aquilino, commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. “I think over the past 20 years, we’ve witnessed the largest military buildup since World War II by the PRC (People’s Republic of China),” Aquilino told The Associated Press. “They have advanced all […]Read More

CPEC Road Blocked Over Missing Baloch Students

Forced disappearances of Baloch students have been festering for long but now the patience of the victims families is wearing thin. Angry family members of four missing students from Kech district of Balochistan blocked the CPEC Road in Shapuk to register their protest. They alleged that the students had been forcibly abducted and detained by […]Read More