Day: March 4, 2021

Europe Wants To Diversify Its Pool Of Astronauts

For the first time in over a decade the European Space Agency is now accepting applications, with increased diversity as the main purpose. The agency specifically aims to recruit more women and people with disabilities, setting the tone of a more inclusive and progressive future. This gives more talented individuals

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Why Are Ethiopians Fleeing Their Homes?

According to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), an estimated 7,000 asylum seekers are fleeing to Sudan for safety amidst ethnic violence in Western Ethiopia. According to Al Jazeera, Ethiopians are fleeing conflict in the “Metekel Zone of the Benishangul-Gumuz region.” Ethiopia’s northern region, Tigray, has also seen more than 61,000

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More Than 300 Schoolgirls Abducted In Nigeria

On Friday 26 February, 317 schoolgirls were abducted by unidentified gunmen from a boarding school in northwest Nigeria’s Zamfara state. A police statement said that police and military forces have begun joint operations to trace the kidnappers and rescue the girls and that authorities were looking into witness information that

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Concerning Mass Arrests In Hong Kong Under The New Security Laws

On Sunday, February 28th, authorities in Hong Kong charged 47 democracy activists with violating the national security laws imposed by mainland China last year. This is the latest in a series of crackdowns by the Chinese government on demonstrators and activists in Hong Kong and is the biggest incident to date

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Qatar And U.A.E. Delegations Meet For First Time Since 2017

Top officials of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar have met for the first time in over three years, according to reporting of Al Jazeera. The meeting follows last month’s al-Ula declaration, in which the U.A.E. (in addition to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt) agreed to end the severance of

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Protection, Dignity, And Security Of Women Against Violence In Iran

Gender-based violence is an issue that transcends countries, an issue prevalent across the globe. Iran has been heavily criticized globally for their official stance on women’s rights. However, after years of advocacy, change appears to be on the horizon. Under the current legislative framework, there is limited protective measures for

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Biden Launches Air Strike In Syria

U.S. President Joe Biden has authorized and undertaken an airstrike against Iranian backed militias in Eastern Syria. The airstrike reaffirms what many had come to expect from the former vice president (2009-2017) and President Obama, who first began U.S. intervention in the Syrian Civil War, that President Biden is committed

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