Author: Bilyana Slaveva

Lachin Corridor Protests Threaten To Reignite Conflict In Nagorno-Karabakh

A group of Azerbaijanis, presenting themselves as environmental activists, have been demonstrating along the Lachin corridor for more than a month. This is the only route connecting Nagorno-Karabakh, an Azerbaijani region with a majority Armenian population, to Armenia and the rest of the world. The corridor ensures the safe travel

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Newest Taliban Education Ban Turns Back The Clock On Women’s Rights

Last Tuesday, the currently presiding Afghan government banned women from attending universities. After reviewing university curricula and environments, Minister of Higher Education Neda Mohammad stated that women’s enrollment would be officially placed on hold immediately until an “appropriate setting” could be assured. (One of the reasons the Ministry cited for

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State of Emergency Declared in Peru Following Deadly Protests

Deadly protests continue in Peru after the impeachment of former president Pedro Castillo. On December 7, Castillo attempted to dissolve the Congress and rule by decree. The former school teacher also announced a state of emergency as, according to him, he was trying to reestablish the rule of law and

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Security Environment Deteriorates In Northern Kosovo

Serbs in Northern Kosovo have recently reacted violently to Pristina’s actions that they perceive as anti-Serb. The arrest of a former police officer, Dejan Pantic, on December 10 served as the catalyst for the most recent protests. He was one of the many Serb people who resigned from the police

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El Salvador’s “War On Gangs”

The state of emergency is still in place in El Salvador after it was first announced on March 27. The president of the country, Nayib Bukele, declared war on criminal gangs after, during one weekend in March, 87 people were murdered. The state of emergency was initially supposed to last

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Deadly Fire In Xinjiang Sparks Protests In China

On Saturday night, protests swept around China’s cities and college campuses, showing growing discontent with the country’s strict COVID rules. The COVID regulations have restricted millions of people into their homes who are now angry at the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its leader, Xi Jinping. The wider protests resulted

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Russia-Ukraine War Spillover Into NATO Territory

A missile strike killed two people in the Polish village of Przewodow, about six kilometres north of the Ukrainian border. The explosion occurred on November 15, however a conclusion has not been made yet on who fired the missile. The New York Times indicated that the weapon was most likely

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DR Congo Army Clashes With M23 rebels

The fight between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the M23 escalated last week after the Congolese troops deployed fighter jets against the rebels. Residents of Eastern DR Congo reported hearing heavy artillery fire around Rugari, located in the Rutshuru area, as the army targeted the Tutsi Congolese militia,

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Tensions Between Kosovo And Serbia Intensify Again

On November 5, members of Kosovo’s ethnic Serb minority quit their jobs in opposition to the use of new licence plates demanded by Pristina. The Serbs in Kosovo refuse to switch their old licence plates to Kosovar ones. According to Balkan Insight, the Belgrade-backed party Srpska Lista announced that there

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Overcrowding Results In Refugee Clashes, Fires In Cyprus

Clashes broke out between migrants at the overcrowded Pournaras reception facility in Cyprus on Friday. According to Al Jazeera, refugees from Nigeria and from the Democratic Republic of the Congo – two of the major migrant groups on the island – threw rocks and other objects at each other, and

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Russians Evading Putin’s Draft Flee To Georgia

Following Vladimir Putin’s announcement on September 21st of partial mobilization, Georgia has seen an inflow of Russians fleeing their country, for the second time this year. Hundreds of thousands of military-aged Russian men have crossed the state’s borders by land and air out of fear of conscription for the war

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