Day: February 20, 2020

Violence Persists In Ukraine As Promised Summit Likely Cancelled

On February 10th, Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Vadym Prystaiko said he does not see any preparation taking place for a highly anticipated summit regarding the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. This comes just two months after Ukrainian and Russian officials, accompanied by delegates from France and Germany, met in

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Coronavirus: Why Communication Is Key

Currently, more than 2000 people have been infected over the globe, with at least 259 deaths in China already, which are still continuing to rise daily. The Coronavirus is on the move very rapidly and is not slowing down which puts China in a public health crisis. The mysterious disease

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Iranians Go To The Polls – And The World Watches

Iran’s parliamentary election look set to return a large conservative majority – an outcome that would strengthen the hand of hard-line elements in the Islamic Republic at the expense of moderates and relative liberals. At a point of high tension in the region, the outcome of this election will likely

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Saudi Plane Shot Down In Al-Jawf

Houthi forces claim to have shot down a Saudi warplane in the northern Yemeni province of al-Jawf, Al Jazeera has reported. The rebel group’s claim came just a day before the Saudi-led military coalition confirmed it had lost a fighter jet in the region on Saturday.   The official Suadi

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Torture In Nigeria: Life In The Hellfire

With arms forced back and tied at the elbows and feet tied back at the knees, suffering detainees are bound into a triangle. Sometimes perpetrators put heavy blocks like wood or concrete on the backs of hanging detainees to intensity their burden and pain. After cutting the blood circulation to

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The Impact Of Mexico’s “Hugs Not Bullets” Campaign

Despite Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s best efforts to combat the cartel influence through peaceful means, the continuing rise in deaths and the shocking rise in cartel displays of power has meant that the policy of de-escalation and appeasement, that the President’s 2018 electoral policy “Hugs, not Bullets” was based

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The Locust Crisis In East Africa

As Uganda and Tanzania hurry to respond to the largest locust outbreak in parts of East Africa in decades, the United Nations (UN) has warned that immediate action is needed in this vulnerable region, before more rainfall weeks from now allows for vegetation growth that would feed generations of locusts.

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Syrian War

The Turkish military has deployed troops to Idlib to monitor the 2017 deescalation conflict. Following the agreement brokered by Turkey and Russia that has been repeatedly violated, it was hoped that the agreement would avert a government assault. The UN said this threatened to create the humanitarian catastrophe of 21st

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