Day: June 2, 2016

New Afghan Taliban Leader Announced

Haibatullah Akhundzada appointed new Taliban leader just days after US drone strike kills former leader, Mansour. The Taliban has appointed a new leader, Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada just days after the US drone strike, which killed former leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansour. The leadership change has prompted hope that Akhundzada may be more

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Increased Migrant Rescue Off Libyan Coast

Thousands of migrants have risked their lives this year, fleeing conflict and instability in Africa and the Middle East, often in small and overcrowded vessels in an attempt to reach European territories. The majority of migrants have made Italy their destination, as the Libyan Coast is only 1,776 kilometres away from Italy. The

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EU States Supply Egypt With Arms Despite Embargo

The fallout from the July 2013 coup d’etat in Egypt, that saw the elected government of Mohammad Morsi deposed and replaced by a military junta, continues, as EU countries flout an EU arms embargo on the embattled country. Violent suppression of pro-Morsi protests by Egyptian security forces followed, coupled with

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