Day: September 5, 2021

Hungarian Foreign Minister Agrees To Long-Term Russian Gas Deal

Last Tuesday, Péter Szijjártó, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, met with the CEO of Gazprom, a Russian majority-owned energy corporation, in Saint Petersburg to discuss a long-term gas deal. Szijjártó stated that the deal aimed to “guarantee the energy security” of Hungary following the long-term gas contract signed

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Filipino Healthcare Workers Pushed To Their Limits

Allegations over the government’s mismanagement of COVID-19 emergency funding have pushed embattled Filipino healthcare workers to the tipping point. Taking appropriate protective measures, protesters gathered in front of the Department of Health on September 1st to demand the release of unpaid financial compensation, as well as an increase in state

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The Talibans’ Political Leaders’ Promises

The political leader of the Taliban, Abdul Ghani Baradar, has stated that women and religious minorities will be given rights in accordance with the Taliban’s interpretation of Islamic Law and attacks will not be carried out abroad. Abdul Ghani Baradar and other key leaders have been negotiating and discussing a future

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Thousands Join Protest Against Thai Prime Minister

On Thursday 2 September, thousands of people took to the streets of Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. The protest was aimed at the Prime Minister’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Thailand has recorded over 1.2 million cases,

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Internet Disrupted, Streets Quiet In South Sudan After Call For Protests

Anti-government rallies in South Sudan that were planned for Monday failed to occur after the internet in the country was temporarily shut down by President Salva Kiir’s administration. Multiple activist groups had called for demonstrations demanding the president’s registration, but to no avail. Instead, the capital city of Juba was

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