Day: August 14, 2020

In Wake Of Beirut Blast, Lebanon’s Cabinet Steps Down

The week following a devastating explosion in the Lebanese capital of Beirut has been one marred by violence, disarray, and capitulation. With pressures to resign mounting in wake of the disaster, the country’s government, led by Prime Minister Hassan Diab, stepped down from power on Monday afternoon. Diab announced the resignation

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Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattarra To Run For Third Term

Last Thursday, Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara announced his plans for a third term. Despite his announcement in March that he would not seek re-election, he declared that the death of his preferred successor, then-Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly in July, and his party’s request to reconsider, prompted him to

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Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A New Partnership With The U.A.E.

On Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump unexpectedly announced an accord between the U.A.E. and Israel. Building on their shared concerns over Iran, the two countries reached a deal to normalize relations as Israel committed to suspending its plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. In the next several

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What Will Replace Lebanon’s Broken Government?

It’s been over a week since the ammonium nitrate blast in Beirut, Lebanon that killed at least 220 people, injured more than 5,000, and has left many civilians across the city homeless. The question of how the explosion occurred has left the Lebanese people demanding answers from an incompetent government.

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