Author: Kamalini Sengupta

Several Casualties At Protest In Baghdad, Iraq

On Tuesday, May 25th, 2021, several people were severely injured during protests in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. One of which, passed away at a later date. According to the international news provider Reuters, Iraqi security forces fired live rounds into the air to disperse the protests taking place against

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Turkey Raises Issue Of Uyghur Genocide With Chinese Minister

On March 25th, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu raised the issue of Uyghur Muslims during talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. This followed several protests against the horrid treatment of the ethnic group in the Chinese autonomous region of Xinjiang. Over 1,000 protestors had gathered in the Turkish capital

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Four United Nations Peacekeepers Killed In North Mali Attack

On Friday, April 2nd, 2021, the United Nations stated that four of its peacekeepers were killed along with several other injuries in an attack on its base in Aguelhok, a town in the north of Mali. According to Reuters, the mission statement said that the attack was carried out by

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Pakistan Army Chief Wants To Reconcile With India For Peace

On Thursday, March 18, 2021, a Pakistani army chief called for India and Pakistan, long-time enemies, to bury the past and begin an era of basic civility and even cooperation. The request follows an unexpected joint ceasefire that was announced by both countries’ militaries earlier this year. However, Pakistani general

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Lebanese Anger At Government Grows During Long-Term Economic Crisis

Starting Tuesday, March 3rd, 2021, Lebanon’s citizens stood in the streets in protest. The dissent saw the burning of tires and garbage containers on the streets of Tripoli, Lebanon’s poorest city. They were enraged by the country’s financial status, as the currency had fallen to a new low. The economic

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Sergei Lavrov Blames EU For Demise Of Its Russia Ties

On Monday, February 15th, 2021, Sergei Lavrov, the Foreign Minister of Russia, put blame on the European Union for severing ties with Russia. He accused the alliance of countries of severing communications with Russia. Ties with the Union had been tense since after the Cold War. However, more recently, they

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Google Workers Unionize And Protest Work Conditions Across The Globe

On Monday, January 25th, it was announced that Google employees would be unionizing across the globe. This news came a few weeks after workers at other units of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc. formed a labor union, effectively joining offices across the U.S. and Canada. The new union is called

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