Day: March 15, 2017

Suspected Pirate Hijacking In Somalia

On Monday, for the first time since 2012, a pirate hijacking occurs off of the coast of Somalia. The oil tanker, Aris 13, sent out a distress signal on Monday as it was approached by high-speed boats. On this specific route, the Aris 13 was transporting oil for the United

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A Rise in Turkey-Netherland Tensions

A row between Turkey and the Netherlands has escalated as a Turkish minister was prevented from entering the Turkish embassy in Rotterdam on 10 March. Family Affairs Minister Fatma Betul Sayin Kaya posted on Twitter that she was stopped 30m outside of the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam. The minister’s landing

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Syria ‘Continuously Ready’ For Prisoner Swap With Rebels

On Monday the 13th of February 2017, the Syrian government released a statement to the government-run Al-Ikhbariya TV station informing the world that it was “continuously ready” for a prisoner swap with rebel factions “particularly in the framework of efforts being made for the coming meeting in Astana.” The meeting

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Japan Withdraws PKO Troops From South Sudan

The Japanese government has decided to withdraw the Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) from U.N. peacekeeping operations (PKO) in South Sudan, the entire force will be withdrawn from the country presumably by the end of May. The GSDF has been participating in infrastructure-building projects around the South Sudanese capital, Juba, since 2012

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