Chinese Corporate Giants Caught Up In Racial Discrimination

Chinese e-commerce corporate giants, Alibaba and Huawei, are making headlines for their link to racially discriminatory practices. Following reports from United States-based video surveillance group IPVM claiming that new facial recognition technology can be used for identifying Uyghur minorities, both companies were forced to hastily respond to the charge. Soon […]

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Qatar Blockade Resolution Provides New Opportunity For Regional Dialogue

In a significant turn in Persian Gulf affairs, on January 5th, the Saudi-led bloc, including Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt, ended their years-long blockade of Qatar. According to CNBC, a Gulf Co-Operation Council meeting held in Saudi Arabia saw the arrival of Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad […]

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Yemen’s Crisis Continues To Worsen With Back To Back Attacks

Merely hours after explosions took 26 lives in Aden last Wednesday, a Saudi-UAE coalition launched air raids in Sanaa, Yemen in alleged retaliation. Blamed on Houthi rebels, their attacks on the country’s main airport in the southern city of Aden were carried out shortly after a plane carrying the newly […]

UN Predicts ‘Catastrophic Hunger’ In 2021

The risk of food insecurity and hunger is set to increase in 2021, according to a recent UN report. Largely a product of ongoing armed conflict, natural disasters and climate change, it is predicted that 10.4 million children across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), South Sudan, northeast Nigeria, […]

Gibraltar’s Brexit Deal: Solution Or New Question?

The intriguing EU–U.K. Trade and Cooperation Agreement is not the only Brexit agreement that has been made since the new year. On December 31st, a principle “New Year’s Eve Agreement” was reached by the United Kingdom and Spain, designating Gibraltar’s relationship with the European Union. This agreement guarantees maximized and […]

Water Security In Bolivia Declines From Glacier Melt

Bolivia’s Tuni glacier has shrunk rapidly over the past decade, now putting the nation’s capital city in a critical water shortage. Located in the heart of South America, the landlocked country experiences low rainfall and regular droughts. The 800,000 citizens of La Paz have depended on water from the glaciers […]

UN Peacekeeping Force Begins Withdrawal From Darfur

The new year marks the beginning of the United Nations’ withdrawal of its peacekeeping forces from Darfur, Sudan. On December 22, the UN Security Council unanimously voted to end the joint African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (known as UNAMID), after more than 13 years of operation. This means that […]

The G7 Meets In June To Discuss Coronavirus Recovery

On the 17th of January, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans to hold the 2021 G7 summit in Cornwall in June later this year. This conference is the first time G7 members will have met since 2019, as the 2020 conference was cancelled due to the coronavirus. It will […]

Donations For The Ram Template End In Clashes

On Tuesday, December 29, in a Muslim dominated village in the Indore district of India, a clash erupted when right-wing Hindu members stopped in front of a mosque and chanted slogans. They were participating in a rally to collect donations for the construction of Ram Temple in the northern state of […]

Kremlin Corruption: Russia Demands Navalny Return And Face Jail Time

  On December 28th, the Russian Kremlin ordered Alexei Navalny’s immediate return from Germany for a hearing. Navalny, Putin’s primary opposition, is currently recovering in Berlin after his suspected poisoning in August. This petition was issued by Russia’s Federal Prison Service (FSIN), who claimed Navalny had been actively avoiding a […]

Fox News and Infotainment

America upholds the press as an important part of how its democracy functions, even to the point of amending its constitution to include freedom of the press. The aim of a free press is for news reporting to be unbiased and politically neutral in order to accurately depict news events […]