Author: Ben Moore

Israel Turns Away Syrian Refugees As Fighting Nears Border

Early morning on July 18th, reports emerged out of the Middle East that the Israeli army turned away scores of Syrian refugees as they approached the border fence along Golan Heights. The incident happened in the Syrian province of Quneitra, one of the regions which has experienced the most fighting

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Ceasefire Deal Reached In Southern Syria

On Friday, a ceasefire deal was reached between Russian negotiators and rebel forces in Syria, putting a temporary halt to the violence in the Southern region of the country. Under the deal, rebels agreed to give up their heavy arms in exchange for the Syrian military withdrawing from four villages

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United States Withdraws From United Nations Human Rights Council

On Tuesday, 19 June, the United States officially announced that it would withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council in protest of the body’s recent criticism of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. The move represents the latest and perhaps most blatant manifestation of President Trump’s desire to pull away from

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Israeli Goverment Approves New Settlements Despite Recent Violence

On Thursday, the Israeli government approved the construction of an additional 2,070 settlement units in the occupied region of the West Bank. According to Israel’s Civil Administration, at least 696 of the units were immediately approved for construction, while an additional 1,262 were advanced through an early planning stage. Under

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Thousands Attend Far-Right Commemoration In Austria

On Saturday, thousands of far-right supporters assembled in southern Austria to commemorate the deaths of pro-Nazi citizens at the hands of communists at the end of World War II. The event, which is held annually, drew tens of thousands of supporters, most of whom were Croatian citizens. Held in the small

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Pakistani Minister Shot At Election Rally

Pakistani Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was shot on Sunday, May 6, in a suspected assassination attempt. Iqbal had just finished leading a public meeting in the Narowal district when the attack occurred. Talal Chaudhry, the Minister of State for Interior Affairs, reported that Iqbal was returning to his car after

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14 Killed In Attack On Syrian Airfield

At least 14 people were confirmed to be killed when a Syrian airfield was attacked on Monday, April 9th. The Syrian and Russian governments have officially blamed Israel for the attack, though Israel has not responded to the allegations. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that a number

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