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Suicide Attack Kills Two Civilians and Injures a Number of French Soldiers in Mali

In the West African nation of Mali, a car bombing occurred killing at least 2 civilians and injuring over 20 others including a number of French soldiers in Gao, a city located in the northern part of the country. Al-Jazeera reported that the French Army spokesman, Patrik Steiger, indicated that […]


Ceasefire In Danger As Syrian Government Forces And Rebels Continue To Clash In Deraa

On Friday July 6th, Syrian rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad reached a ceasefire agreement in southern Syria which was brokered by one of Assad’s key allies: Russia.  According to an article written by Arwa Ibrahim published in Al Jazeera, the peace deal required that rebels give up […]


Eritrea And Ethiopia Agree To Fully Implement Deal Ending Decades-Long Conflict

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a peace declaration stating that war efforts have ceased between the two countries. Although peace accords were agreed on to end the border disputes between 1998 and 2000, the peace deal was never fully implemented and tension remained between Ethiopia and Eritrea. According […]


Protesters Accuse Polish Government Of Undermining Constitution After Purge Of The Supreme Court

Major protests have descended on the streets and parliamentary buildings amid concerns surrounding the Polish government’s interference with the Supreme Court of Poland. Such interference has involved the ‘purging’ of members of the Supreme Court whereby Poland’s current ruling party, the Law and Justice Party (PiS), has introduced a mandatory […]


Monsoon Season: The Next Crisis Facing Rohingya Refugees

Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar Refugee camps, housing up to one million Rohingya refugees, are at high-risk of flooding and landslides during the imminent monsoon season. Typically between June and September, Bangladesh endures severe cyclonic storms and some of the most intense monsoonal rains across the globe. Once these weather patterns settle […]


Trump Has Considered Invading Venezuela, US Official Reports

A senior US administration official has revealed that President Donald Trump was entertaining the possibility of invading Venezuela in late 2017. According to the Associated Press, Trump stunned his aides at an August 10th meeting when he asked them about taking military action against Nicolás Maduro’s Venezuela. Those present took […]


Unaccompanied Migrant Children Denied Welfare In Paris

More than 200 unaccompanied migrant children are homeless and sleep on the streets every night in Paris, this is according to a report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on July 4. The report, “Like a Lottery: Arbitrary Treatment of Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Paris,” found that children are denied protection, food, shelter and […]


Iran Vows To Thwart US Efforts To Block Its Oil Exports

The administration President Donald Trump has threatened to impose sanctions on Iran’s business partners if they do not cut their oil imports from Iran to nothing by a November 4th deadline. This move comes over two months after President Trump announced he would be pulling out of the Iran Nuclear […]