Author: Megan Caldwell

Congolese Protest Against The UN Peacekeeping Mission MONUSCO

The people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (D.R.C.) are frustrated. Especially in the eastern providence of North Kivu, where problems are particularly high. The Congolese have endured decades of conflict and disease. According to Al Jazeera, the situation in the country is only getting worse as days go

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Filling The Political Vacuum In Bolivia: Morales’ Resignation

Bolivia is facing a political crisis following Evo Morales’ resignation on Sunday. The United States has backed the self-declared interim leader Jeanine Anez in Morales’ place, and Morales has expressed his adamant displeasure. Speaking on Wednesday from his refuge in Mexico where he has been given political asylum, Morales announced

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The Nile Dam Dispute And A Possible Solution

On Wednesday the United States hosted talks between the three countries – Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan – caught up in the Nile River Dispute, which has been ongoing since the 1950s. The dispute has been especially present for the past decade as Ethiopia has built a dam, called the Grand

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Lebanese Protesters Continue Call For Government Resignation

Everyone means everyone. This has become the chant of the Lebanese protesters who demand the end of the current Lebanese government. Their mantra has come about following Friday’s televised address by Hassan Nasrallah, Lebanon’s leader of the Iranian-backed group of Hezbollah. He is close friends with Lebanon’s president, and one

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Plan To Help Migrants Arriving By Boat Shunned By Several EU Countries

In Tuesday’s meeting between EU ministers, only Ireland, Luxembourg and Portugal offered to take part in a plan created by Germany, France, Italy and Malta that would screen incoming migrants from boats and relocate asylum seekers or return people who do not meet asylum requirements within a month-long period. That

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Protesters Shot At By Iraqi Security Forces

On Friday in the capital city of Iraq, Baghdad, security forces opened direct fire on protesters. The protesters had been gathered for their fourth day of demonstrations to protest Iraqi leadership’s corruption and neglect. The death toll has yet to be announced from Baghdad, but at least 44 people have

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Dozens Reported Killed In Joint U.S.-Afghan Raid

In the southern Helmand province of Kabul, Afghanistan, dozens of civilians have been reported killed during a raid on Taliban hideouts by U.S. and Afghan special forces on Sunday night. There are conflicting accounts on how many casualties there were and if they were civilians. The Deputy Provincial Councilman of

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North Korea Crisis Ongoing Amid Stalled Denuclearization Talks

Earlier this week U.S. President Donald Trump declined to comment on a South Korean newspaper report that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had invited him via a letter to visit the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. He told White House reporters, “The relationship is very good, but I don’t

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Hong Kong Students Continue Anti-Government Protest As Unrest Persists

Thousands of secondary students formed human chains in front of Hong Kong schools on Monday. Standing hand-in-hand in their uniforms, the students silently protested to express solidarity with the pro-democracy protesters in the Chinese-ruled city. The protest followed a weekend of unrest with clashes between activists and police, and is part

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ICC Prosecutor To Reconsider Raid On Gaza Aid Flotilla Case

On Monday, appeal judges of the International Criminal Court ordered the tribunal’s prosecutor to reconsider whether Israel should face charges over the 2010 attack on an aid flotilla in route to the naval blockaded Gaza Strip. Mavi Marmara, one of the six ships of the small fleet, was stormed by

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Two Deaths in Kashmir Gun Battle As Tensions Rise

In the disputed, Indian-administered Kashmir, two people were killed in a gun battle that took place on August 21st in the Ganie-Haman area of the Baramulla district, costing the lives of a Kashmir militant and an Indian police officer. The clash denotes escalating frustrations following the revocation of Article 370

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