Day: October 24, 2018

Taliban Confirms Talks With U.S. Peace Envoy

Last week, Taliban leaders met with the U.S. special envoy for peace Zalmay Khalilzad in Qatar to discuss ending the 17 year conflict in Afghanistan. Mr. Khalilzad had recently been appointed to the position by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a move widely seen as an attempt to boost

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Residents Blocked From Returning To Syria

On October 16, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a statement detailing how the Syrian government has been actively blocking displaced residents from returning to their homes in former rebel zones.   Under Law 10, which was passed in April 2018, the government planned for the creation and establishment of

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Egypt Sentences 17 To Death Over Church Bombings

An Egyptian military court sentenced 17 people to death due to their involvement with several terrorist bombings that occurred in 2016 and 2017. The court also sentenced a further 19 people to life prison terms, and 10 others were given a sentence of between 10 and 15 years. This series of

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Iranian Environmentalists Detained For Over 6 Months

For the last nine months, the Iranian government has imprisoned seven environmental activists for the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation. The environmentalists, including the group’s leader Iranian-Canadian professor Kavous Seyed Emami, were held in January under unclear charges. It was announced in February that Emami had committed suicide. The activists are

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Honduran Migrant Caravan Poses Security Issue for Mexico

Violence, job searching, and the hopes of building a better life have motivated thousands of Honduran immigrants to travel to the United States, according to Al Jazeera. A caravan numbering some 4,000 people is rapidly approaching the United States-Mexico border and it is continuing onward despite Mexico’s efforts to deter

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