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Erdogan Calls On Biden To Reverse Armenian Declaration

On Saturday, April 24, Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, U.S. President Joe Biden made a historic declaration that the 1915 massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire were a genocide. In response, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan urged Biden to reverse his statement as it is disturbing their bilateral relationship. The 1915

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Islamic State Claims Attack on Northern Mozambique Town

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack on Palma, a northern town of Mozambique, where dozens were killed, thousands forced to flee, and others remain missing. Fighting began last week between Islamic State militants and local and state authorities, with local police and soldiers reportedly regaining control of

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Allegations Of Abuse Grow In Tigray War

Allegations of abuse are growing amidst Ethiopia’s war and the escalating tensions in the nation’s Tigray region. Multiple reports are emerging of sexual violence at the hands of Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers. A young woman told Reuters that she was forced to make a disturbing decision as her attacker, an

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Landslide Victory For Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Candidates Seen As First Step Towards Democracy

Hong Kong’s district council election results are a major win for pro-democracy advocates as many important pro-government figures lost their seats. The results, which came in last Monday morning, resulted in a landslide victory for democratic candidates. 2.94 million registered voters participated in this year’s council election—a staggering voter turnout

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Iraq’s Protests That Left Over 100 Dead And 6,000 Injured Have Ended

Amidst growing tensions between its allies Iran and the U.S., Iraq is facing its own set of challenges and controversies within its borders. What started as a demonstration against the dismissal of Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, who contributed significantly in Iraq’s battle against ISIS, turned into protests calling for government

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Russia’s Ruling Party Sees Unprecedented Loss In Moscow Elections

United Russia party, Russia’s ruling party, saw a decline in popularity in the Moscow city assembly recent elections. The Kremlin lost a third of its seats, a stark contrast from the 28 seats United Russia won in 2014 and the other 10 seats won through Kremlin-backed independent candidates. This election

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Trump Administration’s New Rule Ends Asylum Seeking At Southern Border

As the Trump Administration continues their attempts to limit the influx of refugees entering the U.S.-Mexico border, the President has made the controversial decision of reversing decades of U.S. policy by ending asylum protection for migrants arriving at this common point of entry. The announcement came on Monday July 15, stating

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Venezuela’s Government And Its Opposition Continue Previously Cancelled Talks

Talks between Venezuela’s government and its opposition will continue after the nation’s self-declared interim president Juan Guaido previously stated that there were no plans to resume discussions with the “murderous dictatorship of Maduro.” No specific dates were announced for the now re-opened discussion, which has been relocated to Barbados instead

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Iran Exceeds Uranium Enrichment Limit Set In 2015 Nuclear Deal

Following the growing tensions between Iran and the United States, Iran has announced that it will be enriching its uranium beyond the limit set in the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal with other world powers. This decision comes in response to the withdrawal of the U.S. from the nuclear

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Thousands Gather In Prague To Demand PM Babis Resign

Over 250,000 Czech protestors gathered in Prague’s Letna park to demand Prime Minster Andrej Babis’ resignation. It is the country’s fifth protest in a series of mass demonstrations and “the largest show of public anger since the 1989 Velvet Revolution,” according to Aljazeera. The calls for resignation follow police recommendation

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Hundreds Infected with HIV in Pakistan’s Sindh Province

Pakistan’s southern Sindh province experienced an unprecedented HIV outbreak after nearly 700 people, mainly children, were diagnosed with the virus. Concerns became prevalent in April when parents in the city of Ratodero alerted doctors of their children falling ill with uncontrollable fevers, a common symptom of the virus, and not

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