Author: Ben Flighty

Russia Backs India For Permanent United Nations Security Council Seat

Speaking at the fifth Raisina Dialogue recently, an annual conference held in New Delhi to discuss geopolitical and economic issues, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced that India should be given a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. Lavrov cited the underrepresentation of developing countries as the primary reason

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Dr. Abiy Ahmed, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, was recently announced the winner of the 100th Nobel Peace Prize. The award, selected by the Norwegian Nobel Committee, was given to Ahmed for “his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the

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Colombian Rebel Group Issue A Call To Arms In Recent Video

Ivan Marquez, former commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) military rebel group, has threatened to restart “a new phase of armed struggle” in a video posted this week. Marquez, who is wanted by the U.S. government for drug trafficking offences, has come out of hiding in an

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US-Led “Peace To Prosperity” Meeting Has No Substance for Peace

As part of the White House’s “Peace to Prosperity” plan to boost Palestinian investment, a two-day workshop in Bahrain earlier this week has failed to promote co-operative peace talks in the region with Palestinian leadership boycotting the event. According to a White House statement, the meeting was supposed to “facilitate

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Trump Cuts Financial Aid to Central America Over Migration Issues

The Trump administration has announced that millions of aid dollars planned for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras will be reallocated. The move follows Trump’s announcement in March, where he expressed unhappiness over the number of migrants from Central America’s “Northern Triangle” reaching the southern US border, and vowed to cut

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