Author: Jenna Segal

Erdoğan Calls On Turks To Boycott French Goods

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has escalated existing tensions with France, calling on Turks to boycott all French goods. The call to action came after the President’s remarks against French President Emmanuel Macron. In late October, Macron pledged to fight against radical Islam and defend the state’s secular values after

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U.S. Set To Announce New Sanctions Tied To Iran Arms

As of Monday, September 21st, the United States has begun new sanctions against Iran’s defense ministry, according to Today World. These sanctions include nuclear, missile, and conventional arms within Iran, and affect all those involved in the industry. The administration claims the announcement supports the argument that all U.N sanctions

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EU Condemns Execution Of Iranian Wrestler

On September 12th, the Iranian government executed wrestler Navid Afkari after a weeks-long international campaign rallying for his safety. Afkari was originally sentenced after being tied to the murder of Hasan Turkman, Iran’s former water and sewage department security agent. According to Iranian state media source Mizan, the murder was

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Russia’s Lavrov Calls For Immediate Ceasefire In Libya

On Monday, Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov called for immediate ceasefire in Libya, saying that Moscow wanted a resolution to the conflict to be reached through open dialogue. Russia has previously supported the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Khalifa Haftar, which very recently rejected a call by the

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Israel, Hamas Agree To Restore Calm Along Gaza Border

On Monday, August 31st, an agreement was formed between Israel and Islamist group Hamas, putting a stop to weeks of tension in the area. Under this new agreement, Hamas would no longer be launching incendiary balloons, and Israel would put a stop to an onslaught of airstrikes. Hamas, which is

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Haftar Rejects GNA’s Call For Libya Ceasefire

The military commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar, rejected a call made on Friday by the Government National Accord (GNA) for a ceasefire and a resume of national oil production. Haftar dismissed these calls, insisting that they were a  “marketing” stunt of the national government. Rival forces

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Bulgarian Anti-Government Protesters Block Central Sofia

August 2nd marks the 25th consecutive day of protests against Bulgaria’s conservative and widely-regarded corrupt government. Large camping tents were set up at two major intersections in downtown Sofia to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, causing the public transportation system servicing nearly two million citizens to be

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