Day: February 8, 2020

Netanyahu Criminally Indicted On Corruption Charges After Dropping Immunity Request

On Tuesday January 28th 2020, Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted on three separate corruption cases, becoming Israel’s first Prime Minister to be criminally charged while holding office. Attorney General Avichai Mandelbilt formally submitted the indictment after Netanyahu withdrew his request for parliamentary immunity, a move which Al-Monitor’s Akiva Eldar claimed was

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Iraqis Protest U.S. Military Presence

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi protesters marched through the streets of Baghdad on Friday.  In response to Shia Leader, Muqtada al-Sadr’s call for the mobilization of a “million-strong” march, Iraqis stormed the streets of Baghdad demanding U.S. withdrawal of troops from Iraq. A representative of al-Sadr read out a statement

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Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama-Era Land Mine Restrictions

On Friday the 31st of January, the Trump Administration rolled back restrictions on American military use of anti-personnel land mines. These policies, set in place during the Obama Administration, ensured that the United States would no longer produce or acquire anti-personnel land mines, with the long-term aim of replacing U.S.

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Four Protestors Killed In Recent Anti-Government Clashes In Iraq

JANUARY 19th: Four more Iraqi protesters have died during the most recent round of anti-government protests in Baghdad. Iraqi security forces used teargas and live ammunition to calm down and end an increasingly vitriolic protest, killing four protesters and injuring dozens more, taking the total of those killed during the

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West African Leaders Call For International Support To Help Stabilize Region

Stability in the West African Sahel region is teetering. The region encompasses Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad, Mauritania, and Mali. Droughts, and other effects of climate change, are contributing to rising levels of poverty in many West Africa countries. In turn, unemployed and poorly educated individuals become vulnerable to extremist ideology,

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Trump Reveals His Plan For Peace In The Middle East

U.S. President Donald Trump revealed his long-awaited Middle East peace plan on 28 January 2020. This plan primarily aims to solve the feud between Israel and Palestine, which is one of the longest running conflicts in the world, according to the BBC. The plan was unveiled as both leaders of

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