Author: Kristen Morris

Women In Venezuela Lose Access To Affordable Contraception

Recently, Venezuelan women lost access to affordable birth control, highlighting major challenges for these women and their families. In the last few years, affordable birth control has been harder and harder to find for low-income families and individuals in Venezuela. Venezuelans already face difficulties: economic instability, lack of proper healthcare

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Canada Will Allow Communities To Decide On Handgun Regulations

Canadian leadership has decided not to put in place a national handgun ban and, instead, has put the power of handgun laws into the hands of local communities. Despite gun control activists supporting legislation for a national handgun ban, Canadian leadership will allow individual communities to decide on their own

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Canada Designates Proud Boys a Terrorist Group

Canada has officially declared Proud Boys a terrorist group. After the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, Proud Boys have been under additional scrutiny. To prevent the 2020 U.S. Presidential election results from being formalized, radical supporters of former U.S. President Donald Trump, including Proud Boys members,

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Haiti Faces Unrest As President Refuses To Step Down

Haitian President Jovenel Moise’s rise to power and administration has been anything but stable. Moise was elected in 2015 under allegations of fraud. He was elected again in 2016 for a five-year term but was sworn into office in 2017, claims Al Jazeera. He asserts that he deserves another year

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New Farming Laws Cause Violent Protests In New Delhi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government introduced new farming laws in September, causing widespread disagreement and leading to violent protests in the country’s capital. These new laws have led to two months of largely calm demonstrations involving farmers from India’s agriculturally-based northern states, according to the Associated Press. A protest

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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Baghdad Market Bombings

A few days ago, a crowded market near Tayaran Square in Baghdad was the site of a double suicide bombing. With at least 32 people dead and over 100 wounded, Iraq is reeling from this new trauma. These bombings come as a surprise to Iraqis given ISIS has lost control

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Yemen’s Houthis Assert Their Right To Respond To U.S. Terror Designation

Recently, Yemen’s Houthi movement was designated a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. government. The Houthi movement, also called Ansarullah, is an Iran-backed group who kill and kidnap, undermine stability in the country, and prevent future peace for Yemenis. Iran is supplying weapons and training to the Houthis and encouraging

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Azerbaijani Soldier Killed In Armenian Attack, Breaching Ceasefire

An Azerbaijani soldier was killed, and another wounded, in an Armenian attack in late December 2020, furthering tensions between the two countries over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry claims it will respond accordingly if Armenian soldiers continue with these deadly attacks, says Al Jazeera. Despite the Azerbaijani Defense

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Al Jazeera Journalists Hacked Via Israeli NSO Group Spyware

Our world is increasingly dependent on cyberspace. Organizations and individuals seeking to cause chaos or steal information are developing and using cyber capabilities to do just that. Recently, 36 journalists associated with Al Jazeera were hacked by an Israeli spy firm taking advantage of an iPhone software flaw. According to

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Azerbaijan Arrests Soldiers Suspected Of War Crimes In Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict

In the last week, Azerbaijani soldiers were arrested for committing war crimes. These soldiers are charged with dishonouring bodies of Armenian troops, violating rights of Armenian soldiers, and vandalizing Armenian gravestones, claims the International Center for Transitional Justice. This news became public as multiple videos were recorded and released online

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Ethnic Tensions In Ethiopia Cause Food Shortage For Eritrean Refugees

Over 170,000 Eritrean refugees are living in refugee camps in Ethiopia, according to Human Rights Watch. Almost 100,000 of these refugees live in four camps in the Tigray region, along the northern border of Ethiopia. UNHCR reports that 44 per cent of refugees in these camps are children, many unaccompanied.

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