Author: Ashley Plotkin

Explosive “Attack” In Caracas: Terror Or Totalitarianism?

On Saturday of last week, President Maduro of Venezuela survived an assassination attempt via drone. Several drones carrying explosives reportedly flew in Maduro’s direction while he gave a speech to celebrate the Venezuelan National Guard’s 81st anniversary. The event took place in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas. While Maduro was not injured

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17 Palestinians Killed By Israeli Forces During Land Day Protests

This past Friday marked the onset of a six-week protest in Gaza, nicknamed the Great March of Return. This major demonstration commemorated the 42nd anniversary of Land Day, an incident in 1976 when six unarmed Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces while protesting the government’s decision to expropriate two thousand

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35 Killed And 90 Injured In Burkina Faso Terrorist Attacks

In a series of attacks this past week, the West African country, Burkina Faso, has suffered from terrorism influx, feeling now more than ever unsafe and insecure. Independent reported that in the country’s capital, Ouagadougou, 35 were killed and 90 were injured after terrorists led assaults on both the national

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Police-Targeting Bomb Strikes Threaten Colombian Security

A series of bombings in Colombia this past weekend targeted police stations and put civilians at risk. Saturday morning, two assailants riding a motorcycle flung a bomb at the Barranquilla police station. According to CNN, five police officers were killed in the attack, and 42 were injured. Later that night,

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Kabul Hotel Siege Ends After Violent 14-Hour Streak

A 14-hour standoff in Kabul, Afghanistan serves as an unfriendly reminder that the Taliban still poses a real, substantial threat to the Middle East. At the Intercontinental Hotel, six gunmen stormed the building and held its guests captive. According to the Interior Ministry, 153 people, including 41 foreigners, were rescued

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“Nuclear Button Is On My Desk,” Says Kim

In a New Year’s Day speech, President of North Korea Kim Jong Un stated, “I have a nuclear button on my desk. This is reality, not a threat.” A nuclearized North Korea has complicated efforts for peace with its southern neighbour, South Korea, and with the United States. Since it

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