Day: March 8, 2020

Refugee Centre Catches Fire On Greek Island Of Lesbos

The refugee centre on the Greek island of Lesbos has caught fire, damaging a warehouse of furniture and electrical appliances, but causing no injuries. Speaking anonymously to The Associated Press, a fireman from the island reported that the investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.  Last Monday a

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Mahathir Out, Muhyiddin In: The Recent Chaos In Malaysian Politics

On 1 March 2020, Muhyiddin Yassin was sworn in as Malaysia’s 8th Prime Minister, having defected from his 2018 election-winning alliance Pakatan Harapan (PH) with Mahathir Mohammad and Anwar Ibrahim’s parties, and instead backed by members of his old party, United Malays National Organization (UMNO). UMNO is also the party

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Competing For Urgency: Coronavirus And Climate Change 

Coronavirus is dominating headlines worldwide, having caused over 100,000 infections and 3,500 deaths so far. The stock market has taken a plunge, with the S&P Index falling 12% since mid-February, eliminating roughly $3 trillion in wealth. No signs indicate its impacts will lessen anytime soon. Meanwhile, governments worldwide are grappling

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The Ruthless Houthis: Terrorists Or An Entity Of Particular Concern?

On Tuesday, March 3, Yemen’s UN recognized government called upon the United States to designate the Houthi rebels as a terrorist organization. Yemen’s Minister of Information, Moammar Al-Eryani, personally called on Congress to make this designation in a recent tweet, where he accused both the Houthi and Iranian forces of

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Cambodia PM’s Crackdown On Online Women Vendors – Punishing Women For Their Clothing Choice Is The Root Of Violence, Not The Cure

On Wednesday, 19 February 2020, women’s rights groups condemned the Cambodian government’s crackdown on women who wear provocative clothing while selling goods via live Facebook streams. The crackdown was sanctioned by Prime Minister (PM) Hun Sen’s derogatory threats. He condemned such behaviour as “a violation of our culture and tradition,”

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“Be A Lady They Said”

“Be a Lady They Said” is a feminist video that has recently gone viral. The video is intense, and it deals with the unnecessary social sexist pressures women face every day. On it, American actress Cynthia Nixon discusses the phrases and comments that women listen to and put up with

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