Analyses & Assessments

Kim Jong-Nam Analyses & Assessments

Kim Jong-Nam

The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been killed in Malaysia. Kim Jong-nam was reportedly poisoned at Kuala Lumpur airport by...

Trump national security adviser Flynn resigns over Russian contacts Analyses & Assessments

Trump national security adviser Flynn resigns over Russian contacts

On 13 February 2017, Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser resigned after revelations he had discussed U.S. sanctions...

Autonomous taxi drones Analyses & Assessments

Autonomous taxi drones

Self-driving single occupancy drone taxi will be flying passengers across Dubai from July 2017. This was informed by the city’s Roads and Transport...

Thousands told to evacuate in face of California dam risk Analyses & Assessments

Thousands told to evacuate in face of California dam risk

On 12 February 2017, at least 130,000 people have been asked to evacuate over concerns California's Oroville Dam's emergency spillway could fail. The...

North Korean missile test Analyses & Assessments

North Korean missile test

On 12th Feb 2017, North Korea has confirmed that it "successfully" fired a ballistic missile, in a test supervised by President Kim Jong-Un. The...

Aero India Analyses & Assessments

Aero India

Aero India is a mega biennial aero show. The 11th edition is from 14th to 18th February 2017. The event is a marketplace for the defence industry. It...

Pilot whales stranded in New Zealand Analyses & Assessments

Pilot whales stranded in New Zealand

On the 11th of February, 2017 an estimated 600 pilot whales washed up on the shores of Farwell Spit. The beach sits atop New Zealand's South Island....

Bomb Plot Foiled Analyses & Assessments

Bomb Plot Foiled

Four people including a girl of 16 have been arrested with bomb-making materials by anti-terrorist police in the southern French city of Montpellier...

Elizabeth Warren impugned Analyses & Assessments

Elizabeth Warren impugned

On the 8th of February, Republican Senators voted to silence Democratic Senator, Elizabeth Warren while she was condemning the nomination of proposed...

Trump cabinet: Senate confirms Jeff Sessions as attorney general Analyses & Assessments

Trump cabinet: Senate confirms Jeff Sessions as attorney general

The US Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's nomination for attorney general, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, by a vote of 52 to 47. The...

Punjab elections Analyses & Assessments

Punjab elections

On the 5th of February 2017, the people of Punjab took to the polls to elect their legislative assembly. The election turnout was estimated at 78%,...

Immigrant order chaos Analyses & Assessments

Immigrant order chaos

On 6th Feb 2017, US Department of Justice defended President Donald Trump's travel ban and urged the Appeals Court to reinstate it, in the interests...

Law on west bank settlements Analyses & Assessments

Law on west bank settlements

On 6th Feb 2017, Israel’s parliament approved legislation that retroactively legalizes thousands of Jewish settler homes in the occupied West Bank....

Sasikala vs O.Panneerselvam Analyses & Assessments

Sasikala vs O.Panneerselvam

The fight for Jayalalithaa's legacy in Tamil Nadu is out in the open with two of her most trusted aides slugging it out. O Panneerselvam shocked...

Armyworms in Africa Analyses & Assessments

Armyworms in Africa

Farmers in Limpopo, South Africa, have complained of an unknown worm ravaging their crops. The Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence...

Crimeradar Analyses & Assessments

Crimeradar

Robert Muggah’s Igarapé Institute, with Via Science and Mosaico Internet, launched CrimeRadar. It is a publicaly available crime-prediction platform...

Protests in Japan over nanjing Analyses & Assessments

Protests in Japan over nanjing

On the 5th of February 2017, Chinese protesters gathered around Japan in an outcry against the actions of the country’s largest Hotel chain, Apa...

Romania protests Analyses & Assessments

Romania protests

On 5 February 2017, at least 500,000 demonstrators rallied across Romania, despite the government revoking a controversial decree that had fuelled...

Indian iphones Analyses & Assessments

Indian iphones

On 2nd Feb 2017, the Karnataka government issued a release welcoming Apple's proposal "to commence initial manufacturing operations" in the state....

Online fraud busted Analyses & Assessments

Online fraud busted

On 2nd Feb 2017, Uttar Pradesh police busted online fraud of US $544 million (Rs 3,700 crore). The UP police have arrested three persons; Mittal,...