Author: Alexander Del Greco

Saudi Coalition Claims To Intercept Houthi Drone As Conflict Worsens

Last Monday, Saudi Arabia claimed that it had intercepted a drone on its way to its Abha International Airport, allegedly fired by the Houthi forces in Yemen with whom a Saudi-led coalition has been engaged in a protracted conflict. The coalition claims that it intercepts most drones and missiles fired

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Federal Raids Conducted On Giuliani’s Home And Office

A federal raid on Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor and personal lawyer for Donald Trump, seized more than 10 computers and cell phones, according to Reuters. The raid(s) on Giuliani’s home and office, which took place in the first week of May, represent an escalation in the ongoing

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Russia Evicts Ukrainian Diplomat In Reciprocal Move

In yet another diplomatic row Russia has expelled a Ukrainian diplomat, their foreign ministry stated on Monday; reciprocating the expulsion of a Russian diplomat in Kyiv (Reuters). The Russian diplomat was initially expelled in response to Russia’s expelling of a Ukrainian consulate worker in St. Petersburg earlier this month. According

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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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Closing Arguments Made In U.N. Trial Of Two Ex-Milosevic Aides

Closing arguments have been heard in the U.N. trials against Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic, two Serb officials alleged to have played a pivotal role in war crimes during the Balkan Wars of the 1990s. The court expects to reach a decision in May. Stanisic and Simatovic are the latest,

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Protests Halt Production At Nassiriya Oil Refinery In Iraq

Production has been halted at Iraq’s Nassiriya Oil Refinery, where dozens of protesters have congregated at the entrance for five days in a row. Demanding jobs, they show little sign of letting up. According to Reuters, the demonstrators are made up of over 200 unemployed university graduates, who staged a

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Suez Canal Blockage Demonstrates Potential of Northern Sea Route

The recent debacle at the Suez Canal disrupted global shipping networks for almost a week, but one party was quite pleased – Russia. The Russian energy ministry was almost gleeful on 29 March, as they stated that the blockade of the canal “highlighted the safety and sustainability of its Northern

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EU Launches Legal Case with UK over Northern Ireland

The European Union launched a legal case on Monday against the United Kingdom over their trade protocol on Northern Ireland. The case marks yet another saga in the U.K.’s seemingly never-ending departure from Europe, as the two sides grapple with one another over trade and border regulations. British-European haggling over

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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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Qatar And U.A.E. Delegations Meet For First Time Since 2017

Top officials of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar have met for the first time in over three years, according to reporting of Al Jazeera. The meeting follows last month’s al-Ula declaration, in which the U.A.E. (in addition to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt) agreed to end the severance of

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Myanmar Junta Reportedly Using Live Ammunition Against Protesters

As political violence in Myanmar continues to escalate, reports are emerging that police are using live ammunition against protesters. Among other reports of police crackdowns, a 19-year-old woman is in the hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head, a wound some experts believe to have come

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