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Johannes Musial

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'Daryaft' aspires to curate stories that allow our readers 'to inquire', 'to examine' and/or 'to question' the status …

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Journalist in Mexico. I'm a former Reuters correspondent in Spain and have previously worked in Chile, Bolivia and …

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Alicia Prager

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I'm an independent journalist based in Latin America, with an interest in immigration, drug trafficking and the environment. …

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Latest Articles

China's dams exacerbated extreme drought in lower Mekong: Study

Southeast Asian countries would have likely experienced a much less severe drought last year if it were not for China's dams, a new study says, prompting a pushback from the intergovernmental Mekong River Commission (MRC). The 4,000-km (2,485-mile) Mekong is one of the world's longest rivers - winding through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam - and millions of people rely on it daily for food and income.
By Leonie Kijewski
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Scotland sees concerning rise in non-coronavirus deaths

Glasgow, Scotland - Non-coronavirus deaths in Scotland have risen since the pandemic took hold, amid warnings of "eerily quiet" hospital departments as vulnerable people miss out on medical care. Scottish deaths in late March and early April were 60 percent higher than the five-year average - with less than half of the increase attributed to COVID-19. • Coronavirus: All you need to know about symptoms and risks • Coronavirus pandemic: Which politicians and celebs are affected? • Don't self-isol
By Alasdair Lane
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What an airline advert revealed about Scandinavian nationalism

When the renowned Danish poet, Benny Andersen, published the poem Verdensborger i Danmark, (World Citizen in Denmark) in 1995 there was no outrage. "The language I sing and speak is woven together by words from all over the world, not just from German, English and French," wrote the poet, considered one of the country's most important authors. A quarter of a century later - in February this year - an advertisement by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) with a similar message has drawn fury from Danes,
By Laís Martins
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Cambodia to host war games with China amid coronavirus outbreak

Cambodia is set to kick off its annual joint military exercise with China on Saturday, with thousands of soldiers expected to join despite events being cancelled around the world amid the coronavirus pandemic. This year's Golden Dragon annual exercise will take place at a military training site in the southern Kampot province and will focus on "counterterrorism and humanitarianism".
By Leonie Kijewski
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EU to suspend some of Cambodia trade benefits over human rights

Cambodia's government is preparing for the European Union to partially and temporarily remove the country's Everything But Arms (EBA) trade privileges on Wednesday, in the wake of a 2018 political crackdown. The EU warned Cambodia last February it would withdraw the scheme unless it made more effort to improve the human rights situation. The deadline for a decision is February 12.
By Leonie Kijewski
Al Jazeera

After UK leaves EU on January 31, what will change?

On Friday evening, as the clock strikes eleven, Britain will leave the European Union. More than three and a half years since the EU referendum, during which the country has seen two general elections and much political wrangling, the wishes of 17.4 million Britons will be realised. • What price will the developing world pay for Brexit? But do not expect an end to the drama. January 31 marks a single page-turn in the Brexit odyssey and the next chapter could be just as fraught. A transition p
By Alasdair Lane
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