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Curious Case of the Kyrgyz Jazzman Detained in Kazakhstan
January 11, 2022

Curious Case of the Kyrgyz Jazzman Detained in Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
The bizarre story illustrates a wider set of concerns as the Kazakh government claims to have arrested nearly 8,000 people in the wake of a week of chaos in Kazakhstan. 
Djokovic Saga Shines Ugly Spotlight on Australia’s Detention Program
January 11, 2022

Djokovic Saga Shines Ugly Spotlight on Australia’s Detention Program

By Dechlan Brennan
The recent frenzy over tennis player Novak Djokovic has helped highlight the cruel detention conditions of refugees in Australia.

Japan’s COVID-19 Surge Spreads at Alarming Speed
January 11, 2022

Japan’s COVID-19 Surge Spreads at Alarming Speed

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan is showing signs of a “sixth wave” of coronavirus infections as the highly contagious Omicron variant tears through the community. 

Information Chaos in Kazakhstan
January 10, 2022

Information Chaos in Kazakhstan

By Katrina Keegan
Seeking control, the Kazakh government shut down the internet. But the long-term effects may only necessitate continued crackdowns.

India Starts Booster Shots for Vulnerable Amid Omicron Surge
January 10, 2022

India Starts Booster Shots for Vulnerable Amid Omicron Surge

By Aniruddha Ghosal
Although India is better prepared than it was last year, hospitals may not be able to cope as many medical personnel have fallen ill.
Making Wine in Asia
January 10, 2022

Making Wine in Asia

By Luke Hunt
A conversation about the future of reds and whites.

Some Say Politics at Play in Djokovic Detention in Australia
January 08, 2022

Some Say Politics at Play in Djokovic Detention in Australia

By Steve McMorran
"No one is above these rules," Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.
India’s New Reproductive Laws Trigger Debate
January 07, 2022

India’s New Reproductive Laws Trigger Debate

By Neeta Lal
New legislation aims to clean up India’s hitherto unregulated assisted reproductive tech and surrogacy industry, but activists say the laws are deficient in many respects.

Xi’an Residents Voice Frustration Amid Lockdown
January 06, 2022

Xi’an Residents Voice Frustration Amid Lockdown

By Ken Moritsugu
China’s largest-scale lockdown since 2020 has residents complaining about food shortages and harsh restrictions.

Indian Muslim Women Put Up on Auction Again
January 04, 2022

Indian Muslim Women Put Up on Auction Again

By Sheikh Saaliq
Photographs of prominent Muslim women, several of them critics of Indian PM Narendra Modi, were displayed in a fake online auction.

Japan’s Self-Destructive Immigration Policy
January 04, 2022

Japan’s Self-Destructive Immigration Policy

By Markus Bell
Criminalizing asylum seekers and stigmatizing immigration is only worsening Japan’s demographic crisis.
India Vaccinates Teens Aged 15 to 18 Amid Surge in Pandemic
January 03, 2022

India Vaccinates Teens Aged 15 to 18 Amid Surge in Pandemic

By Sheikh Saaliq and Aniruddha Ghosal
The country has fully vaccinated 64 percent of its 1.3 billion population.

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