Author: Josephine Winslow

Bangladeshi Photographer’s Arrest Draws Necessary Attention To Protests

Bangladesh has come under international attention after a series of student protests generated violence from the state itself. The protesting began on July 29th, when two young Bangladeshi students were killed by an unsafely driven bus. Thirteen others were harmed because of the driver’s speeding. This specific safety issue surpasses

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UN Rules UAE Blockade Went Against Qatari Rights

Last year, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia imposed a blockade upon Qatar that resulted in severe economic, diplomatic, and civilian issues. The blockade was established based on accusations of Qatari ties to terrorism in the region but is regarded as a power move by Saudi

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Ethiopia-Eritrea Peace Declaration May Destroy Decades Of Animosity

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki have signed a historic peace agreement that has the potential to drastically shift the political landscape of the region. This declaration closes a chapter of violence that has persisted since Eritrea originally gained independence. The tension began in 1993 when

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Mexico’s Election Marks Unprecedented Shift In Leadership

On July 1st, Mexico voted in an election which determined not only the presidency, but a total of over 3,400 seats, including the Senate and gubernatorial positions. This was a massive election, the largest in the nation’s history. The election yielded a voter turnout of 63%, and of the thousands

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Previously Opposed Iraqi Leaders Al-Abadi And Al-Sadr Create Alliance

In the wake of the May 12th Iraqi election, in which allegations of fraud caused political tensions, the current Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and infamous cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have declared the formation of a coalition. Al-Sadr is a populist politician who surprisingly won the past election, a result which raised suspicions

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New Ethiopian Government Begins Reforms By Pardoning Hundreds

The Ethiopian government has ruled to release 304 people from prison, 289 of whom were arrested due to “terrorist” charges. These “terrorist” actions include participating in the Oromo protests, a series of demonstrations that began three years ago. The decision to release hundreds of individuals is one aspect of a

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IRAQ – Arson Of Ballot Boxes Hinders Recount Of Votes

In the wake of a decision to manually recount ballots from Iraq’s May 12 election, a storage unit in Baghdad containing such votes was set on fire. Currently, four people have been arrested for arson. Judge Abdul-Sattar al-Birqdar, a spokesman for Iraq’s Judicial Council, declared that three of the arrested

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Following The U.S. And Guatemala, Paraguay Moves Embassy

Paraguayan President, Horacio Cartes, has made the decision to relocate the Paraguayan embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. Jerusalem is a city filled with political tensions, for both Palestinian and Israeli citizens see it as their rightful capital. Palestine and Israel both claim the city as their territory, and each

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Saudi Arabia And Allies Fail To Destabilize Qatar

A year has passed since one of the largest diplomatic splits in the Gulf Region. Qatar, a small nation of about 2.5 million people, refused to comply with demands from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. Qatar refused to allow Prince Salman to achieve absolute control over the region, resulting

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Politically Charged Violence Overwhelms Burundi

Violence plagued the village of Ruhagarika in the rural province of Cibitoke, which serves as a border between Burundi and the DRC. Last Friday, 26 Burundian people were brutally killed, and at least seven were injured. The perpetrators, whose affiliation is unclear, burned and shot people, leaving 24 of the

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Violence On The Gaza Strip Increases, Draws More International Attention

The escalation of the Palestine-Israel conflict has garnered extensive international attention; the deaths on Friday in Gaza have only increased this, however, the nature of future responses are unclear. At least two Palestinians were killed by Israeli soldiers on the Gaza-Israel border, and many more have been injured. This incident

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