We are incapable of learning from history, otherwise there would be wars. But while one wonders how to finally succeed in bringing the fires to an end, one can still find inspiration in a distant date, when in 1686 the war between the reign of the Czar of Russia and the Polish-Lithuanian kingdom of Reczpospolita was ended.
Beijing's infrastructure investment under the "New Silk Roads" declines. Sub-Saharan Africa among the regions where there is the biggest reduction. U.S. and EU competition, Beijing's economic difficulties and fears over the debt situation of many partner countries weigh heavily.
The Dicastery for Interreligious Dialogue issues a message for the Islamic holy month, noting that Ramadan should be a time to boost “existing friendships” and “peaceful and friendly coexistence”.
On the run for nearly a week, the Sikh preacher leads a separatist group in India's Punjab state. Khalistani independence dates back to the era of partition between India and Pakistan. A history of clashes with the central government. The role of the diaspora.
In areas controlled by pro-Iranian rebels, women working for NGOs must be accompanied by a "mahram", a male guardian. This hinders their movement and impedes their work. The hunger-stricken population is paying the price in a country in dire need for aid.
Japan’s Immigration Services Agency has released a handbook that lays out very strict criteria for status recognition. In 2021, Japan accepted 74 applications out of more than 2,000, a record for the East Asian country. Amnesty International slams indefinite detention of asylum seekers.