Day: March 6, 2021

Houthis Advance On Marib

In early March, fighting in Yemen’s civil war resumed when the Houthi rebel group advanced on the city of Marib. The acquisition is geostrategically important for the Houthis; Marib was one of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s last strongholds in the region, and the city could facilitate further Houthi appropriation of

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Mumbai Power Outage Could Have Been Cyber Attack

A recent power outage in Mumbai was speculated by Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Rout and the New York Times to have been the result of a cyber attack. The October 2020 outage caused a crisis in Mumbai hospitals, where COVID-19 was at its peak, prompting allegations that deliberate action from

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Egypt Opens Rafah Border With Gaza ‘Indefinitely’ Amid Negotiations

On February 9, Egypt opened the Rafah border with the Gaza strip “indefinitely” and “until further notice,” according to an Egyptian security source. This move comes after a two-day negotiation session between opposing Palestinian parties Hamas and Fatah in Cairo in regards to the legislative and presidential elections due to

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Getting There But Not Quite Yet: F.A.R.C. On Trial

Four years ago, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (F.A.R.C.) signed an agreement to assist the Colombian government with a transitional justice system. The peace deal stipulated that former combatants confess their crimes, go on trial, receive sentences, and contribute concrete measures of reparation for their victims. This transitional justice

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Impasse Reached As Iran Rejects Talks On Nuclear Deal

Iran has ruled out joining informal talks with the U.S. and EU to revive the nuclear deal agreed in 2015. The U.S. withdrew from the deal in 2018 under President Trump, but newly elected President Joe Biden has expressed a desire to re-engage Iran to commit to limiting its nuclear

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