Author: Ashley Lamoreaux

UN-Sponsored Peace Talks In Libya To Encourage Ceasefire

The UN has begun to sponsor peace talks with high-ranking military officials on both sides of the Libyan civil war in hopes of facilitating a sustainable ceasefire and an end to extreme violence in the country, The Guardian has reported a statement from UN special envoy for Libya, Ghassan Salame.

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Preliminary Results Of Afghanistan’s September Election Claim Ghani’s Narrow Win

After delays in preliminary results, the incumbent President of Afghanistan—Ashraf Ghani—has claimed a “narrow win” in the preliminary presidential election that was held on September 28th of 2019, Reuters reports. Afghanistan—a country ridden with insurgent violence, radicalism, and internationally induced instability—held their first democratic elections in 2004 via the 2001

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Long-standing Bolivian President Evo Morales Resigns After Weeks Of Protest

Long-standing Bolivian president Evo Morales announced his resignation on Sunday in an effort to encourage peace and stability following weeks of protests against his re-election. Protesters have accused the president of committing election fraud in the country’s most recent election, and the military formally asked the president to step down

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Northern Ireland Grudgingly Legalizes Abortion And Same-Sex Marriage

The British Parliament, amidst the collapse of Northern Ireland’s local government, has just announced the legalization of both abortion and same-sex marriage in the traditionally conservative Northern Ireland. According to the New York Times, due to the collapse of Northern Ireland’s governing assembly three years ago, British Parliament was able

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Police March In Display Of Power In Hong Kong

Police in Hong Kong took to the streets in a sign of brute force on Monday in areas hit most heavily by recent protests. Rather than police being confronted by bands of protesters, they were rather mocked by spectators, who also cheered on protesters. Hong Kong police took to the

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Netanyahu’s Race For Fifth Term As Israeli Prime Minister

Israel will vote today in the second national election within a five-month period, where current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be standing for reelection in a pivotal moment for Israeli politics. After having failed to form a majority-seat coalition with other right-wing parties following the November election, Israel is

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U.S. Approves Sale Of 66 F-16 Fighter Jets To Taiwan

President Trump has agreed to the sale of 66 F-16 fighter jets worth $8 Billion to Taiwan—the largest arms sale ever agreed upon between the US and the island of Taiwan. This deal has not yet received congressional approval, but the sale has strong bipartisan support. According to a Washington

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