Author: Christina Ragone

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,

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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Five People Killed During Deadly Clash In Kashmir

Five people were killed during a battle in Kashmir on Saturday night. Three rebel fighters and two Indian soldiers have died as a result of a skirmish that broke out over the contested land. According to AFP news agency, Indian soldiers received intel that rebel fighters from Pakistan were approaching

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ASEAN Issues Communique On South China Sea, Seeks Compromise

On Sunday, foreign leaders of several Southeast Asian nations met to discuss the contentious situation in the South China Sea. At the annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit last weekend, prominent ministers of ten member states came together to devise a strategy moving forward. China’s expansion into the disputed

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Venezuelan Election Leads To Intense Protests And Social Unrest

Officials were killed on Sunday during violent protests in Venezuela’s capital of Caracas. These protests were formed in reaction to the vote called by President Nicolás Maduro to introduce a new governing power. Despite receiving criticism both internationally and domestically, Maduro hopes to reshape the way in which the Venezuelan

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US Criticized By China For Sailing Warship In South China Sea

Chinese officials publicly criticized the US on Sunday, July 2, for sailing a warship in the South China Sea. The warship, known as the USS Stethem destroyer, was reportedly sailing less than 12 nautical miles from Triton Island in the Parcel Island archipelago. This island is occupied by Beijing, although

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Civilians Killed As Soldiers Clash Over Somalia Aid

A clash over food aid in Somalia led to the death of fourteen civilians on Friday, June 9th. According to the Associated Press (AP), soldiers reportedly attempted to steal sacks of food intended for refugees in the city of Baidoa. The capital of the southwestern Bay region, Baidoa is the

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