Author: Eva McLafferty

UN To Probe Myanmar For Rohingya Human Rights Violations

In response to alleged abuses from Myanmar military officials against the minority, the Rohingya Muslims, the UN has decided to launch investigations to hold the abusers accountable. Rohingya Muslims have been fleeing into neighbouring Bangladesh in response to the attacks, which is creating a significant refugee problem in the area.

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Attacks On Humanitarian Workers In South Sudan

Aid workers in South Sudan have faced attacks and opposition in the past week. In the midst of the attacks on the humanitarian officials, the East African country is ridden with famine and civil war, making the country particularly vulnerable. The UN has called the attacks “reprehensible and unacceptable” and

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UN Becomes Critical Of Sri Lankan Government

The UN has criticized Sri Lanka in recent days due to their failure to investigate war atrocities. The government’s failure to do so reflects a fear of punishing their own soldiers for civil war-era crimes, a brutal conflict lasting from 1983 to 2009. The war had detrimental effects on the

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Azerbaijani Soldiers Killed In Karabakh Fighting

Several Azerbaijani soldiers were killed in fighting over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the worst outbreak of military violence in roughly a year. Armenia and Azerbaijan blame each other for the attack. The Nagorno-Karabakh region is situated in western Azerbaijan, despite its population being predominantly Armenian. Tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia have

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UN Appoints New Head Of Peacekeeping Operations

The UN has a newly appointed Head of Peacekeeping Operations, appointed by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The current Head of Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, has declined to stay on and will be replaced by Jean-Pierre Lacroix, a french diplomat with a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding diplomacy and multilateral organizations.

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Turkey Urges Germany To Deny Asylum To Coup-Linked Soldiers

40 former Turkish soldiers, supposedly linked with the unsuccessful coup against President Recep Erdogan, are currently seeking refuge in Germany. The July 2016 coup was a response to Erdogan’s wavering commitment to democracy. Military forces attempted to seize major areas of Istanbul and Ankara, but were ultimately unable to keep

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