Author: Emer O'Reilly

The Taliban Continue to Make Gains across Afghanistan

Hundreds of refugees and security personnel have reportedly fled to neighbouring Iran and Tajikistan as the Taliban continues its rapid expansion across Afghanistan. In a statement, Afghan security officials said that the group had gained control of the important Herat province in western Afghanistan, including Islam Qala, an important border

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Reports Of Starvation In North Korea As Food Insecurity Mounts

The implementation of strict COVID-19 measures, notably the closure of the Sino-Korean border, United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions, and devastating weather, has led to a substantial shortfall of food in the DPRK. This ongoing situation has led to reports of starvation and hunger in a country already afflicted by

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The Threat To Global Health Following U.K. Foreign Aid Cuts

The U.K. government announced last year that it would reduce the foreign aid budget by 30%. However, recent reports by Open Democracy and Global Citizen reveal the extent and impact such a loss in funding will have on the most vulnerable people and communities across the globe. This comes at

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Calls For Calm Amid Rising Tensions In Northern Ireland

Sporadic violence and rioting continue in Northern Ireland amid rising tensions over Brexit and the Irish Sea border. Following disturbances over the Easter weekend, gangs of youths continued to gather around interface areas in Belfast on Wednesday and Thursday. Disruption was also seen in and around other parts of Belfast

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Australia Revokes Terror Suspect’s Citizenship

On Monday, February 15th, Turkish authorities detained a 26-year-old woman and her two young children as they tried to enter the country from Syria, on allegations of terrorism and Islamic State links. The woman had previously held dual citizenship with both Australia and New Zealand and was known to both

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