Day: September 11, 2017

The Peace Process In Colombia

The Colombian government, political groups and civilians are seeking peace after decades of conflict. Since taking office in 2010, President Juan Manuel Santos has fought hard to advance this goal. Along with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the largest Colombian rebel group, both parties are finally pursuing peace

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Is Aung San Suu Kyi Failing Humanity?

An outbreak of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state has forced thousands of Rohingya civilians to flee their homes towards Bangladesh. Myanmar’s military launched a crackdown on the Rohingya which led to severe accusations of human rights abuses against the government. The Muslim Rohingyas have told terrifying stories of rape, killings

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IAEA Report Finds Iran In Compliance With Nuclear Deal

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported last week that Iran continues to comply with its commitments established under the July 2015 nuclear deal. Through that agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the IAEA is tasked with monitoring and verifying specific nuclear-related agreements and reporting

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Strained Relations Between Two Balkan Neighbours

The relations between Serbia and Macedonia, which has been tense for years, was further damaged this past April 2017 when Serbian intelligence officer, Goran Zivaljevic, was in the Macedonian Parliament. Protesters attacked and injured members of the Parliament, including Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Shortly after the European Union and Balkans

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The EU’s Top Court Dismisses Member States’ Challenge Against Refugee Relocation Agreement

The European Court of the Justice (ECJ), the European Union’s top court, dismissed a legal challenge from Hungary and Slovakia against an EU-wide agreement to accept and relocate asylum-seeking refugees.  The announcement came on Wednesday, after much anticipation that the courts would overwhelmingly rule against the two countries’ attempts.  Although

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One Of India’s Most Famous Journalists, Praised For Her Support Of Marginalized Groups, Is Brutally Murdered Outside Her Home

55-year old Gauri Lankesh, an Indian journalist who fought against injustice and openly criticized right-wing groups, was fatally shot by three unknown attackers in front of her home in Bangalore. The incident took place on Tuesday and has led to widespread shock and outrage across India, with fellow journalists and

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Disappearance Of Indigenous Activist In Argentina Sparks Outrage

Thousands of Argentine’s are demanding answers regarding the disappearance of Santiago Maldonado, an activist for indigenous rights, who was last seen over a month ago. Maldonado went missing during a protest with the Mapuche community in the southern region of Patagonia where they were met by border police. Following the

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Qatar Fails To Sustain Talks With Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has once more suspended talks with Qatar over the ‘Qatar crisis.’ Qatar has attempted to open a dialogue on the day of September 8, in which resulted in a phone conversation between the Qatari leader and the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince. However, after the phone conversation, Saudi Arabia

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