Author: Celina Shih Mar

International Olympic Committee Entering Dangerous Waters

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is supposedly engaging in risky behavior as it takes part in a call with Peng Shuai. This communication was meant to reassure the public of her safety following a three weeks of inactivity. Peng Shuai is a 35-year old World Doubles number one as ranked

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Abu Dhabian Crown Prince To Visit Turkey After Years Of Tension

Abu Dhabian crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan will be visiting Turkey for the first time in years, as the two states continue to repair tense relations. An anonymous Turkish official stated that no date has been finalized yet for the meeting, but the visit is supposedly scheduled to

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Iran Seeks Reassurance that U.S. Will Not Ditch Nuclear Deal

On Monday, November 8th, Iran stated that the United States should guarantee its adherence to Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal if it shall be revived. The United States had previously abandoned the Iran Nuclear Deal under former president Donald Trump. The deals were settled upon after a grueling two years of

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Israel Attacks In Southern Syria Highlight Decades-Long Tension

On Monday, October 25th, the Syrian government claimed that Israel carried out attacks against the Southern border, according to state media. The state media did not mention what was hit or if there were any casualties, but rather just that there was “a new aggression in the southern region.” The

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Russia Holds Large-Scale Drills Near Tajik-Afghan Border

A Russia-led bloc started conducting the largest drills in years at the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border on October 18th, hinting at rising tensions between the two nations. Russia is primarily concerned about the intrusion of Islamist militants in former Soviet territory, which is seen as a southern buffer zone for the country.

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Five Indian Soldiers Killed In Kashmir Shootout

At last five Indian soldiers and two militants were killed in a series of gun battles in Kashmir on Monday, October 11th. The incident is a result of a violent shootout between suspected rebels and occurred in a mountain pass near the Line of Control in the Himalayan region dividing

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Record Number Of Environmental Activists Killed In The Past Year

In 2020, 227 environmental activists were killed – more than four per week. This is a record high for the second consecutive year, according to a report by Global Witness. Environmental activists are defined as those who defend land and water against economic agendas and resource-consuming industries. Global Witness has

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