Day: April 18, 2017

UN To Probe Myanmar For Rohingya Human Rights Violations

In response to alleged abuses from Myanmar military officials against the minority, the Rohingya Muslims, the UN has decided to launch investigations to hold the abusers accountable. Rohingya Muslims have been fleeing into neighbouring Bangladesh in response to the attacks, which is creating a significant refugee problem in the area.

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Trump’s Missile Strike And More Confusion In Syria

The American missile strike and the resulting diplomatic spat with Russia and its allies signal, at least for now, the end to Donald Trump’s agenda to improve relations with the Russian Federation. Having come to power praising Putin and Assad, as well as promising isolationism, but at the same time

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Japan Scrambles Jets To Head Off Russian Bombers

Russia is turning its attention to its eastern borders. For instance, the United Press International reported that on 12 April 2017 the Japanese Air Self Defence Force scrambled multiple fighter jets to intercept the approach of three Russian aircraft’s in Japanese airspace. Russia deployed two Tupolev TU-95MS bombers down the

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Syrian Evacuation Deal

A few days ago, an evacuation deal had been reached in Syria between the government and the rebels. The deal was for the transfer of residents of two rebel-held towns in exchange for moving rebel fighters and civilians out of two Syrian towns, namely Zabadani and Madaya, both of which

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Bombing In Syria Kills 126 People

On Saturday, April 15, a suicide bombing killed 126 people, including at least 68 children. AT least 109 of those deaths were evacuees from pro-regime villages, while other deaths were of aid workers assisting with the evacuation process. The attack also resulted in an additional 55 injuries, according to Syrian

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