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Concern: Seizure of Afghan meth on high seas

Seizure of Afghan meth on high seas Approx Read Time: 6 minutes  About: Methamphetamine Methamphetamine is also known as meth, crystal, glass, ice, speed and shards. It is a psychostimulant “party” drug. It is much cheaper and highly addictive compared to cocaine. Its effect may last for over 12 hours. In contrast, heroin is a …

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Editorial Analysis: NPT at 50: Celebration or mid-life crisis?

Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Approx Read Time: 5 minutes Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT): Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is often described by its supporters as the cornerstone of global nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. NPT is among the most widely-adhered-to global treaties. All countries except four (India, Israel and Pakistan that never joined, and North Korea that withdrew in …

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SAARC leaders discuss virus fightback plan

Fighting with coronavirus Approx Read Time: 5 minutes   In News: Fighting with coronavirus In an unprecedented initiative, SAARC leaders recently held a summit via video-conference to discuss the way forward to fight the coronavirus pandemic. While the SAARC region has reported 174 cases so far, including 107 in India, the region accounts for one-fifth of …

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Afghanistan: Peace in jeopardy as Taliban to resume ops against Afghan forces

Afghanistan Issues Approx Read Time: 7 minutes In News: Days after the United States signed a peace agreement with the Afghan Taliban in a bid to end 18 years of conflict, the Taliban stated that it will resume offensive operations against Afghanistan security forces. News Summary: Afghanistan Refuses to Free Thousands of Prisoners ahead of …

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U.S. strikes a deal with Taliban to end 18-year-long Afghan war

United States and Taliban Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: United States and Taliban peace deals The US and the Taliban have recently signed a peace deal in the Qatar capital of Doha, bringing the curtains down on a more than 18-year-old conflict that began in response to the 9/11 twin-tower attacks in 2001. …

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