Day: August 28, 2017

Trump’s New Afghanistan War Strategy

On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump outlined a new plan for strategy in Afghanistan. While Trump urged a “speedy withdrawal” from Afghanistan in 2013, he has now decided to further commit to the war that is approaching 16 years in its duration, according to CNBC. There are currently around 8,400

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U.S Navy In ‘Operational Pause’ After Crash

Following the death of seven sailors in the USS Fitzgerald destruction on June 17th, a collision between the USS John S. McCain and a tanker off the coast of Singapore in the Strait of Malacca has rendered ten people missing. Consequently, the US Navy has rendered an “operational pause” after

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U.S. Withholds Millions In Egyptian Aid Over Human Rights Concerns

The U.S. has decided to withhold up to $290 million in aid for Egypt following concerns over the country’s recent missteps in human rights and democratic norms, specifically in regards to a new law that regulates the movements of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The decision comes after Egyptian officials reassured the

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Azerbaijan Forces Closure Of Last Free News Agency

On the 7th August, Azerbaijan’s last independent news agency Turan was put on notice for tax evasion and threatened with closure if it did not declare adequate financial statements by the 17th of August. However, on the 16th of August, Azerbaijani officials raided offices, took possession of journalists’ computers and arrested Turan’s

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Domestic Terror Protest Turned Violent In Charlottesville

On Saturday, August 12th, a man drove his car into an anti-white supremacist protest held in Charlottesville, Virginia. Nineteen were injured (some permanently),  one person was killed in the collision, identified as Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old woman attending the protest. The primary suspect in the investigation is 20-year-old, James Alex

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