Christina Ragone

Ebola Outbreak Declared A Public Health Emergency In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced last week that the number of people infected with the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 28, with seven confirmed cases in urban settings. Officials initially believed that the outbreak was confined to Bikoro, a rural setting near the […]

Russia Vetoes UN Resolution Citing Iran Arms Embargo Violation

On Monday, February 26, Russia vetoed a United Nations (UN) resolution citing Iran for an arms embargo violation. The British-drafted resolution was based on a UN report that targeted Iran for funnelling weapons and missiles into war-torn Yemen. The draft exposed Iran’s violation of a 2015 arms embargo on Yemen, […]

Ambulance Bomb Kills 103 In Afghanistan

On 27 January 2018, a bomb killed 103 people and injured countless others in Afghanistan. The attack occurred between two major checkpoints in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul, where insurgents loaded an ambulance with explosives. They entered the city’s first checkpoint after the driver allegedly informed guards that they were taking […]

Seven Killed During Gun Battle In Kashmir

Seven people were killed in a gun battle in Kashmir on Saturday, November 18th. Officials have identified six of those killed as separatists, while one was an Indian air force commando. State police chief, Shesh Paul Vaid, stated in an interview to reporters that Indian troops had reason to believe […]

Somalia In Mourning Over Deadly Bombing In Mogadishu

On October 14, at least 231 people were killed, and hundreds more wounded, in a deadly truck bomb attack in Somalia. The explosion occurred in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, the country’s most populated city. The Somali government has declared that the nation will be in a period of mourning […]

Iraqi Forces Detain Family Members Of Islamic State Fighters In Tal Afar

As of September 10, more than 1,300 family members of Islamic State fighters have been detained by Iraqi forces. These individuals, primarily women and children, are placed at a camp in northern Iraq. According to officials, these families surrendered to Kurdish forces when an Iraqi offensive mission forced the fighters out […]

26 Soldiers Killed During Militant Attack In Somalia

26 soldiers were killed in an attack in the village of Bula Gudud in Somalia on Sunday, September 3, 2017. The attack occurred when al-Shabaab fighters entered a military base near Kismayu, a southern port city in Somalia, and attacked Somali soldiers on the site. Mohamed Isa, a military officer, […]

Rohingya Minority Suffers As Bangladesh Bans Further Entry Of Refugees

An official for Bangladesh announced on Saturday that the country would no longer allow Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to flee into its borders. The official claims that Bangladesh has suffered “massive” social, environmental, and economic repercussions as a result of the roughly 400,000 Rohingya people, who have already entered. In […]