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Korean Peninsula Back in Limelight Following ICBM Launch

Introduction On 12 July 2023, North Korea fired a Hwasong-18 solid-propellant intercontinental range ballistic missiles (ICBM), the longest-ever flight for a North Korean missile, that flew for 74 minutes, triggering fresh tensions in the Korean...

Neighborhood News Digest – 24 July 2023

Afghanistan Toll in Afghanistan flash floods jumps to 26 killed, 40 missing – The Hindu The death toll from overnight flash floods caused by torrential rain in central Afghanistan has risen to 26, with more than 40 people missing, officials said...

Neighborhood News Digest – 13 July 2023

Afghanistan Afghanistan: Four people publicly flogged by Taliban – The Print Taliban’s Supreme Court has announced that four people including a woman have been publicly flogged on accusations of committing “immorality” in Kabul’s Paghman district,...

Neighborhood News Digest – 12 July 2023

Afghanistan Taliban halt Swedish activities in Afghanistan after Koran burning – Devdiscourse The Taliban administration halted all activities by Sweden in Afghanistan on Tuesday in response to the burning of a Koran in Stockholm last month, and a...

Neighborhood News Digest – 20 June 2023

Afghanistan Restrictions on women, girls should be removed in Afghanistan: UN – Business Standard Representatives from several countries at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) criticized the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan and...

Neighborhood News Digest – 19 June 2023

Afghanistan Water wars: Afghanistan and Iran’s deadly border flare-up spotlights scarcity crisis – CNBC Iran and Afghanistan are going head-to-head over control of the supply of a crucial resource that’s shrinking by the day: water. Violence along...

Myanmar Round-Up: May 2023

During the month, the western region of the country suffered Cyclone Mocha, which further exacerbated the economic, social and humanitarian crisis in the country. There have also been reports about fuel shortages affecting supply of electricity to...

Neighborhood News Digest – 07 June 2023

Afghanistan Car bomb causes deaths in northern Afghanistan – provincial spokesperson – The Print A car bomb detonated in the northern Afghan province of Badakhshan on Tuesday, causing some deaths, the provincial spokesperson said. The blast had...

Myanmar Round Up: April 2023

The country suffered increased attacks from the military and resistance forces leading to casualties and displacements. According to a United Nations report, Myanmar’s military doubled the use of airstrikes in 2022 compared to 2021. The resistance...

Neighbourhood News Digest – 10 May 2023

Afghanistan Barred from schools & universities, female students start own businesses in Afghanistan - ToI Due to the Taliban-imposed ban on access to education for girls and women students in Afghanistan, some of them have launched their own...

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