Day: April 30, 2021

Victims Of Chemical Attacks In Syria File Complaint With Swedish Police

Years after initial human rights violations in 2013 and 2017 respectively, lawyers from four non-governmental organizations are filing a criminal complaint to the Swedish police regarding the chemical weapons attacks on Syrian civilians. The Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM), Civil Rights Defenders, Syrian Archive (SA), and

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The Crisis In Mozambique

Before 2020, Palma was a small, quiet fishing town on the shoreline of Mozambique. With the arrival of Total, a French gas company, Palma transformed into a bustling hub for Mozambique’s growing gas industry. According to the BBC, Total began to develop a $20 billion gas liquefication plant in Palma

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EU Condemns Russian Expulsion Of 20 Czech Diplomats

The European Union condemned Russia’s expulsion of 20 Czech diplomats from their embassy in Moscow, and the Czech Republic responded by expelling Russian diplomats of their own. This week’s events mark a deepening of the worst diplomatic row between the two countries since the end of the Cold War. The

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53 Sailors Declared Dead After Indonesian Submarine Accident

On Sunday, April 25th, the Indonesian submarine, KRI Nanggala 402, with 53 sailors on board was found at the bottom of the sea outside of Bali. The sub was reported missing early on Wednesday morning, April 21st, leading to a fanatic international search to pinpoint its exact location. The hope

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Turkey Hails ‘New Era’ With Egypt After Years Of Tension

Turkey and Egypt’s cold diplomatic relations have been ongoing for almost 8 years. The two nations initially severed ties in 2013 after Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi, long supported by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was ousted by the military. According to Al Jazeera, after this turbulent period,

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Biden To Pull Out Of Afghanistan By September 11

By September 11th—on the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks—all American and NATO forces will be pulled out of Afghanistan. This will mean the removal of 2,500 U.S. counterterrorism troops along with over 7,000 NATO forces. A withdrawal of troops has positive connotations for a generational war that has been

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Jordanian Former Crown Prince Placed Under House Arrest

The former crown prince of Jordan, Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, was recently placed under “house arrest” by Jordanian officials and was cut off from phone and internet communication, according to a video statement provided to the BBC.  Hamzah is the popular younger son of the late King Hussein, a charismatic

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