Day: August 24, 2022

U.N. Report Confirms Taliban Is Eroding Women’s Rights In Afghanistan

Since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan last August, United Nations officials and the international community have repeatedly voiced concerns over reports of restrictions of human rights, especially for women and girls. These concerns were confirmed last month when the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (U.N.A.M.A.) published its report on

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Soaring Gas Prices In Latin America Herald Widespread Food Crisis

Soaring gas prices have led to economic upheaval in Latin American countries, such as Argentina, Ecuador, and Panama, which are already suffering from high poverty rates and rocketing inflation. Protests are storming across these countries over the rising pump prices and the multiplying effect they have on the economy. “The

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Reopening Of Russian TV Rain Provides Important Media Diversity

TV Rain, a Russian liberal-leaning independent television station, has resumed operations after being forced to shut down following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The station has received an EU broadcasting license and will be working from studios in Latvia, France, the Netherlands, and Georgia, according to Reuters. Many Russians uncomfortable with

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Putin Meets With Iran And Turkey

On the 19th of July, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Iran to discuss an allied future and cooperation against Western attacks with both Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and supreme leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei. The meeting sought to establish coordination between the ostracized nations, each heavily sanctioned and supposedly isolated

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Future Of Same-Sex Marriage In Cuba To Be Put To Referendum

Cuba’s National Assembly has published a draft update of the Family Code, with amendments that would allow for same-sex marriage, grant same-sex couples the right to adopt, and strengthen both women’s and children’s rights. The updated family law will be put to a public referendum on 25 September, and could

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