Author: Aaron Yost

Dutch PM Lashes Out At ‘Idiots’ After Third Night Of Violence

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte lambasted the “idiot” rioters who stormed through the country’s cities this weekend after protests against COVID-19 restrictions turned violent. Citizens throughout the country set fire to cars and threw rocks and fireworks at police officers in a dramatic display of frustration with the disruptions that

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Kuwaiti Dissidents Return Home After Emir’s Pardon

Three Kuwaiti dissidents returned home on Monday after ten years of self-imposed exile in Turkey. The three politicians were recently pardoned by Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah, as part of his efforts to appease opposing legislators, who have held the country in a state of gridlock. Jamaan al-Harbesh, Mubarak Al-Waalan,

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Congo Army Says It Has Driven Rebels Out Of Eastern Villages

The Democratic Republic of the Congo announced on Tuesday that they had pushed rebel groups out of two Eastern villages that they had seized that Sunday. The military stated that the insurgents were members of M23, a millitant group that attempted a violent rebellion in 2013. The takeover in Tshanzu

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Human Rights Watchdogs Demand Investigation of Belarusian Security Members

This past Monday, two human rights groups filed a complaint in Germany accusing six high-ranking Belarusian security authorities of crimes against humanity. Since August 2020, Belarusian officials have mounted a campaign of mass detention, torture, and sexual violence in an attempt to quell anti-government protests sparked by President Alexander Lukashenko’s

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Can Sudan’s Fledging Democracy Survive?

Thousands of protestors flocked to the Sudanese Capital, Khartoum, last Monday, demanding a dissolution of the citizen government and a return to military rule. Staging a sit-in outside of the gates of the presidential palace, demonstrators complained that the government was unable to respond to crises and overlooking the concerns

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Turkey Forces Research Vessel Away From Continental Shelf

This past Sunday, Turkey pushed a Greek-Cypriot research vessel away from what it claims to be its continental shelf, signaling their willingness to assert control over disputed regions of the Mediterranean. The confrontation takes place days before Greece and Turkey are set to resume diplomatic talks, undermining hopes of a

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Increased NATO Patrols Near Kosovo-Serbia Border

The NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR) increased its patrols on the Kosovo-Serbia border this past Monday as tensions escalated over a dispute about license plates. Though a de-escalation deal between the disputing parties was reached on Thursday, the quarrel represents the latest flare-up in the long-simmering tensions between Kosovo and Serbia.

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