Daily Archives: January 10, 2020

Tensions Simmer In The Middle East: The Assassination Of Qasem Soleimani

The past week has been characterised by an escalation of tensions between sworn foes in the Middle East. On December 27, 2019, numerous rockets were fired, allegedly by an Iranian-backed militia called Kataib Hezbollah, at an Iraqi military base near Kirkuk. This resulted in the death of an American contractor […]

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Guaidó Blocked From Key National Assembly Vote

On Sunday, pro-government lawmakers in Venezuela announced the swearing-in of a new president of the National Assembly after barring several opposition congressmen, including leader Juan Guaidó, from entering the legislative building. Guaidó is the incumbent National Assembly President and was presumed to win reelection to the position. Instead, he and […]