Maldives Parliament Brawl: Chaos During President Muizzu’s Cabinet Vote

Maldives Parliament Brawl: Chaos During President Muizzu's Cabinet Vote

Maldives Parliament Brawl: The Maldives Parliament saw a stunning turn of events on January 28, when members of the ruling party and the opposition side interrupted the proceedings. This resulted in an ugly physical confrontation among MPs during the vote on approving President Mohamed Muizzu’s new cabinet. The opposition MPs’ initial protest against President Muizzu … Read more

Taylor Swift Deepfake Pornography Spurs Renewed Calls for US Legislation

Taylor Swift Deepfake Pornography Spurs Renewed Calls for US Legislation

Deepfake pornographic photos and videos of Taylor Swift are spreading quickly on the internet, prompting calls to outlaw the practice—which involves using artificial intelligence to synthesize phony but convincing explicit imagery—among US legislators. This week, millions of people have viewed the US popstar’s photos that have been shared on social media. One of Swift’s photographs … Read more

Islamabad on High Alert Following Pakistan’s Strikes on Iran

Islamabad on High Alert Following Pakistan's Strikes on Iran

After Pakistan launched strikes on separatist militants within Iran on Thursday, two days after Tehran claimed to have targeted the bases of another group within Pakistani territory, Islamabad is on “extremely” high alert. According to Reuters, a senior Pakistani security source warned that any more “misadventure” by the Iranian side would be handled with force … Read more

Donald Trump Leads in Initial GOP Presidential Contest

Donald Trump Leads in Initial GOP Presidential Contest

Donald Trump solidified his position as the presumed Republican standard-bearer to face President Joe Biden in November’s election by easily winning Monday’s Iowa caucuses, the first round of voting in the US presidential contest. Although the former president has been leading polls for over a year, the Iowa battle was thought to be the best … Read more

2023 Warmest Year on Record, 2024 May Exceed 1.5°C Threshold

2023 Warmest Year on Record, 2024 May Exceed 1.5°C Threshold

Based on statistics going back to 1850, 2023 was the warmest calendar year on record for Planet Earth, some 35 years after the issue of global warming gained prominence in international public discourse. Many climate records fell last year, and many of them for the worse. In reality, 2023 marked a significant turning point in climate … Read more

Maldives Govt Suspends 3 Ministers for Demeaning Comments on PM Modi

Maldives Govt Suspends 3 Ministers for Demeaning Comments on PM Modi

Due to their disparaging comments directed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Maldives government suspended three ministers on Sunday. Malsha Shareef, Mahzoom Majid, and Mariyam Shiuna were suspended due to their comments against Prime Minister Modi, which caused a significant response. The Maldives government disassociated itself from the comments earlier in the day and referred … Read more

Bangladesh Election: Sheikh Hasina Set to Win Without Opposition

Bangladesh Election: Sheikh Hasina Set to Win Without Opposition

Bangladesh Election: In anticipation of a fourth consecutive term and a fifth overall for her Awami League-led alliance, Bangladesh’s prime leader, Sheikh Hasina, opened voting for the country’s general election on Sunday. Pre-election violence and fears of additional bloodshed surround the elections. As the biggest opposition party in the nation, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), … Read more

Iran Blasts Near Soleimani’s Grave; Over 100 Dead

Iran Blasts Near Soleimani’s Grave: On the day of the anniversary of the US drone attack that killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in Iraq, the country witnessed two explosive blasts close to his grave that left over 100 people dead and several more injured. The chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’ overseas operations is buried in … Read more

Japan Airlines Jet Catches Fire in Quake-Relief Plane Collision

Japan Airlines Jet Catches Fire in Quake-Relief Plane Collision

Five passengers lost their lives in a Tuesday accident between two aircraft at Tokyo’s Haneda airport. Japan Airlines and Airbus are both involved in the inquiry. Meanwhile, the number of fatalities from the earthquake that struck western Japan on Monday has increased to 57. New Updates on the Japan Airlines Disaster Investigation into the crash … Read more

Japan Hit by 7.6-Magnitude Quake, Tsunami Warning; Updates

Japan Hit by 7.6-Magnitude Quake, Tsunami Warning; Updates

According to media sources, north central Japan was struck by an earthquake on Monday with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6. Following a string of powerful earthquakes that rocked western regions, the Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning for the coastline districts of Ishikawa, Niigata, and Toyama prefectures, according to the reports. According to Japanese … Read more