Day: March 1, 2020

Hosni Mubarak Dead: How He Should Be Remembered

On Tuesday, 25 February, Hosni Mubarak, who held the Egyptian presidency for nearly 30 years, died at the age of 91. This announcement came following a Twitter post by his son, Alaa Mubarak, stating that “indeed, to Allah we belong and to Allah we shall return’…my father, Hosni Mubarak, passed

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U.S. Seeks Trilateral Arms Control Pact With Russia And China

In the build-up to the 50th anniversary of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, Donald Trump has reached out to Moscow aspiring to create a three-way arms control pact with Russia and China – three nations with some of the largest stockpiles of nuclear weapons. Trump will hold

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Court Ruling Puts American Sanctuary Cities In Jeopardy

This past Wednesday marked US President Trump’s latest victory in his attack on sanctuary cities. The Trump administration can now withhold millions in funding from states and cities that fail to comply with federal immigration law enforcement. It was previously illegal for the U.S. government to deny resources based on

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Locust Swarms In East Africa Threaten Millions With Food Shortages

On Tuesday, South Sudan’s Minister of Agricultural and Forestry Betty Achan announced that swarms of locusts had begun destroying crops and grazing land across the country putting citizens at risk of widespread famine. South Sudan is not alone in battling this unprecedented number of locusts as several countries including Yemen,

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New Delhi: Riots Over Divisive Citizenship Law

The last week of February was filled with an outbreak of religious violence in northeast Delhi, India over a citizenship law passed in December. The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) provides minority groups from neighbouring majority-Muslim countries a fast-track to Indian citizenship. Critics of the new citizenship law claim it is

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Violence Used To Quell Protesters In Greece

On the 25th of February Protests and riots broke out on the Greek Islands of Lesbos and Cios against the construction of a detention centre for refugees by the Greek government. Residents are opposing the government plans as they believe the island cannot sustain an inflow of more people, instead,

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Luxembourg Eliminates Public Transportation Costs

After months of campaign advertisements, Luxembourg has made all public transit free of charge for residents and visitors alike. Beginning Saturday, the nation’s bus, train, and tram systems will all be board-able and free to ride without a ticket. The change has not been entirely drastic, as transport was already

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