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Syria’s Kurdish Fighters Ready To Help Set Up “Safe Zone”

On Wednesday, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that they were ready to assist in the establishment of a so-called “safe zone” in Northeastern Syria. This declaration followed a tweet issued by the U.S. President, Donald Trump, on Sunday. The President suggested the creation of a safe zone along the Turkish […]


Greek Prime Minister Survives No-Confidence Vote Over Macedonia Name Change 1

Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipras survived a no-confidence vote following the withdrawal of the nationalist ANEL party from the ruling coalition led by his Syriza party. The withdrawal was in protest to the progression of the Prespa Agreement between Greece and Macedonia, which aimed to settle the longstanding name dispute […]


Syrian Refugee Camps In Lebanon Devastated by Storms

Living conditions for Syrian refugees in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon have plummeted in the aftermath of a storm which resulted in widespread flooding and the destruction of hundreds of makeshift camps. Storm Norma, which has affected over 22,000 refugees according to the UN, hit Lebanon’s eastern and northern region last week, […]


After The Election, Where Is Bangladesh Heading?

In the 21st-century the economy of Bangladesh has witnessed a tremendous change. Once a low-income country, Bangladesh is now ranked 41st within the world economy, taking the second place in South Asia (India currently being first). It is believed that the growth will continue and that  Bangladesh will become the 24th […]


Ivorian Government Urges Gbagbo To Play The Role Of ‘Mandela’ In The Healing Process

Members of the Ivorian government have reacted to the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to release ex-President, Laurent Koudou Gbagbo by calling on the former statesman to play the role Nelson Mandela played in South Africa when he left prison in 1990. While meeting in an emergency meeting […]


Guatemala To Withdraw From UN Anti-Corruption Body

On January 7th the Foreign Minister of Guatemala, Sandra Jovel, announced the nation’s withdrawal from the UN supported anti-corruption commission and gave the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) staff 24 hours to leave the country.  In August of 2018, Morales announced that the mandate of the anti-corruption body would not be […]


Reuters Journalists’ Appeal Rejected in Myanmar

Reuters journalists’ appeal is rejected in Myanmar. According to The Washington Post, two journalists employed by international news agency Reuters appealed their imprisonment to Myanmar’s High Court in Yangon last Friday. The journalists, Wa Lone, and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested in December of 2017 on charges of possessing official […]


D.R.C. Election Controversy Continues As SADC Proposes Recount

Following a disputed presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C.), the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has proposed a recount of the results, alongside calling for a unified national government. After 18 years of contentious rule from the outgoing president, Joseph Kabila, the long-awaited December 30th poll was […]