Bahauddin Foizee

Global Affairs Correspondent for ViaNews. Expert in geopolitics, climate change & refugee crisis. International affairs analyst. Journalist contact:

Singapore guided-missile frigate RSS Steadfast (FFG 70) during flight deck qualifications with the Republic of Singapore Navy on April 15, 2008 in the Pacific Ocean. Photo by: U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans.

Singapore’s Naval Ambition

Whenever one hears the word “Singapore”, the image that immediately surfaces on the person’s mind is a tiny and wealthy island city-state. To business leaders and, surprisingly, to many heads of state, it’s an important Asian financial hub. What never surfaces on one’s mind about Singapore, though, is that the tiny island has the best…

Read More
United States President, Barack Obama, casts his ballot in the 2012 U.S. election at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by: Pete Souza.

Electronic Voting Machines Face Challenges in Many Parts of the World

The age of technological revolution is often being referred to as the “post-modern” era. This is an era where everything that is digitalized and technologically tagged is easily accepted and appreciated everywhere. This is the reason why the electronic voting or e-voting, including electronic voting machines (EVMs), was once expected to become the globally accepted…

Read More
Clashes between the Israeli forces and Palestinian youth. East of Gaza city.

Trump’s Announcement on Jerusalem Under ‘Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995’ Attracted Waves of Reactions

Trump recent move on Jerusalem makes the US the first country in the world to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The decision has been faced with mixed reactions from across the globe. While there have been massive condemnations, there were appreciations too. Early this month – precisely on December 6 – the US President…

Read More
Pope Francis. Photo by: Casa Rosada.

Rohingya Issue Dominated Pope’s Asia Visits, but There’s Significance Beyond Rohingya Angle

Dhaka, Bangladesh (ViaNews) – Pope Francis concluded his visit to Asia on Saturday as he headed to the Vatican with a flight from Biman, the flagship Bangladeshi airline. Though the desperate plight of the Rohingya refugees has dominated Pope’s landmark visits to both Bangladesh and Myanmar, the visits carry significance beyond the Rohingya angle. During…

Read More