Author: Lisa Mulgrew

UN Pushes For More Peacekeepers In CAR Amidst Intensifying Violence

Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has called for an extra 900 peacekeepers to be deployed in the Central African Republic. The request comes after an uptick in ethnic and religious-based violence against civilians in the country. In a report to the United Nations Security Council, Guterres recommended an

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Environmental Defenders Being Killed In Record Numbers Globally

Last year was the deadliest on record for people defending their community’s land, natural resources or wildlife, according to a report released by the non-governmental organization, Global Witness. At least 200 land and environmental defenders were killed in 2016, the report states, an increase of almost ten percent from 2015,

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U.S. Poised To Ease Limits On Drone Strikes

The Trump administration is preparing to relax Obama-era rules on drone strikes and commando raids, according to a new report by the New York Times. Charlie Savage and Eric Schmitt, citing officials familiar with internal deliberations, reported in the Times last week that the Trump White House plans to replace

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Casualties From Cluster Munitions More Than Doubled in 2016

Casualties from cluster munitions more than doubled in 2016 compared with the previous year, according to a new report released by the Cluster Munition Coalition. The group, which monitors the global use of outlawed cluster munitions, revealed in its 2017 annual report that nearly a thousand people were killed or

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