Day: March 26, 2017

Security Council Extends Mandate Of UN Mission In Afghanistan

A UN Security Council resolution has extended the mandate of its mission (known commonly as UNAMA) in Afghanistan until March 17th of next year, whilst calling on the Afghan government, with international support, to tackle the threat posed by extremist groups, such as the Taliban, Al-Qaida, Islamic State, and other groups.

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China’s Coercion Causes More Challenges For Taiwan

Taiwan and China’s precarious relationship continues to be bruised by incidents of spying. Zhou Hongxu has been arrested for attempting to recruit spies within the Taiwanese government using business interests and education as ruses. Zhou came from China to Taiwan on a student exchange program and graduated from National Chengchi

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Investigating The Inhumane Treatment Of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on Myanmar, agreeing to launch an international investigation into alleged rights violations against Rohingya Muslims. The 47-member human rights body will send a team of experts to Rakhine State, where most of Myanmar’s Muslims live, to investigate a military operation carried

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Somalia Is Forced To Get On Board With The Love Army

Somalia is well known for finding themselves in humanitarian crises, due to its history of violence, poverty, and natural disasters. It’s most recent dilemma, is the spread of famine due to the nationwide drought. Earlier this month, 100 people died within 48 hours due to starvation and malnutrition, and with

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US Army General Suggests Russia May Be Supplying The Taliban

According to a top US Army general, Russia may be arming Taliban militants fighting against the U.S backed Afghani government. U.S. Army General Curtis Scaparrotti told a NATO committee in Europe on Thursday Russian influence had increased in the region, and could potentially extend to the support of the Taliban.

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