Author: Jackson Flynn

For Now, Ceasefire Holds Between Wagner Group And Russian State

Peace still holds weeks after Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko mediated a deal between the rebelling Wagner mercenary group and the Russian state, despite Vladimir Putin’s precedent of imprisoning or killing his opponents. Pavel Felgenhauer, a military analyst from Moscow, told Al Jazeera that the parties, with Lukashenko’s help, agreed to

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Mali Asks UN To End Peacekeeping Mission And Withdraw Forces

Mali’s interim military government has asked the UN to remove its peacekeeping forces from the country in response to mounting pressure from citizens against UN peacekeepers after a decade of unsuccessful peacekeeping operations. After a 2013 rebellion was hijacked by terrorist organisations linked to Al-Quaeda and ISIL (ISIS) the UN

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Thai Opposition Parties Win Big – But There’s Still More To Go

In last week’s general election, the Move Forward and Pheu Thai parties – the main liberal opposition to the conservative and military-backed United Thai Nation and Palang Pracharath (UNTP) Party – won 152 and 141 seats respectively in Thailand’s House of Representatives. But while the opposition parties have won a

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