Author: Eric Trie

Shanghai Locks Down As Omicron Surges

On March 28th, Shanghai, a large metropolitan city in China, imposed a two-stage lockdown on the city, which confined everyone to their homes as authorities mass-test the entire population. Twenty-five million residents in Shanghai were forced to undergo quarantine in effect as they are all tested for a new surge

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Israeli Police And Palestinians Clash In Jerusalem

On April 7th, Palestinians and Israeli police clashed near Jerusalem’s holy site, the Al Aqsa Mosque. According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, more than 150 people were injured as groups of young masked men attacked security forces using stones, fireworks, and other objects. Israeli police detained hundreds of people who

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Current And Future Of Russia-Ukraine Conflict

On February 24th, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” against Ukraine with the aim of achieving “demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine.” The United States and its allies are condemning Russia’s actions of invading Ukraine and have unveiled harsh sanctions directed against Russian banks, oligarchs, and state companies.

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Greece Protests Turkey Over Disco Band At Soumela Monastery

On February 7th, Greece’s Foreign Ministry publicly denounced the presence of a Turkish band at the former Orthodox Christian Sumela monastery in Turkey. Videos of people dancing and the band playing electronic music in front of the monastery were circulated on the internet. “These images are offensive and add to a

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New Western Sanctions Against Myanmar One Year After Coup

On Feb 1st, U.S, U.K, and Canada imposed new sanctions on the Myanmar military and joined other countries in calling a global halt in arms sales to the nation. “We, alongside our international allies, will hold the Myanmar military to account for their violations of human rights and pursue justice

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Iran Calls For Release Of Afghan Funds During Taliban Envoy’s Visit

The Taliban administration’s foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi traveled to Tehran, Iran’s capital, for talks centered on refugee, economic and political issues between Iran and Afghanistan. Iran Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian pledged to continue to offer Afghanistan humanitarian support and had called for the United States to release Afghan funds,

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E.U. Moves Ahead With Plans To Label Gas And Nuclear As  ‘Green’

The European Commission has filed proposals to label some natural gas and nuclear energy as green in the European taxonomy list on December 31st, 2021. The European Union taxonomy involves blocks of classification systems that aim to guide investments in the energy sector and is used to give investors appropriate definitions

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Nobel Peace Prize Winners Call For Journalist Protections

On October 8th, Norway hosted the 2021 Nobel Peace Ceremony, recognizing Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia as co-winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. Having worked in their respective countries’ journalism industries and having seen their colleagues suffer countless incidents of unjust persecution and violence, Ressa

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