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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India’s New Coal Plans Are A Dangerous Step Backwards On Climate Change

Ancient forests, indigenous people, and vulnerable wildlife are under threat in India as Prime Minister Modi has launched a plan to auction 40 new coal mines to the private sector. The move to open India’s state-owned coal industry to the private sector will significantly increase coal production, wreaking environmental havoc

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China Accused Of Human Rights Abuses Against Uighur Muslims By The U.K.

On July 19th, the U.K. Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, accused China of “gross and egregious” human rights abuses against its Muslim Uighur population, an ethnic minority in the western province of Xinjiang. Raab stated that sanctions against those responsible cannot be ruled out. Since 2018, concerns have been raised of

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