Author: MariaMané Akopyan

Critical Action For Syria’s Brighter Future

It is no secret that Syria has had a long and complicated history, with its conflicts stretching across ten years with no apparent solution on the horizon. The Syrian Civil War, which has completely devastated the entire country and its neighbours, is a complex conflict that involves several nations, rebel

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Twitter’s Free Speech But India’s National Security

On Monday, February 8th, Twitter said it was seeking talks with India’s technology minister in response to the country asking the app to take down 1,178 accounts that are supposedly spreading misinformation about the ongoing farmers’ protests. On February 4th, New Delhi wrote to Twitter asking it to remove all

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Armenia’s Post-War Depression

Armenians suffered from a double shock last year, with COVID-19 and a devastating 44-day war with Azerbaijan – the deadliest conflict in 2020. The conflict killed thousands of people within a few weeks while the rest of the world was busy managing COVID’s challenges. Since 1994, Nagorno-Karabakh (N.K.) has been

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São Paulo’s New Lockdown: COVID-19 Variant Devastates Brazil

Brazil set a daily record for COVID-19 deaths for the second day straight on March 3rd, as a raging resurgence of the virus led São Paulo to shut down once again. A new coronavirus variant from the Amazon contributed to the increase in daily infections, with Health Ministry data reporting

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Myanmar’s Coup Takes Nation Back to the Past

In the early hours of 1 February, Myanmar’s military assumed control of the country in a coup. China “noted” this coup and hoped that all sides could properly manage their differences under the constitution and uphold stability. Monday was supposed to be a step towards democracy in Myanmar as Parliament

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Biden Extends Travel Restrictions, Adding South Africa

On Monday, January 25th President Joe Biden signed an order barring most non-U.S. citizens who have recently been in South Africa from entering the United States, starting the following Saturday. This order also re-imposed an entry ban, which was supposed to expire on Tuesday, on nearly all non-U.S. travelers that

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Pandemic Review Panel Critiques WHO

Monday, January 18th, an independent panel of experts concluded that Chinese officials could have applied public health measures more forcefully last January to curb the initial COVID-19 outbreak. Experts reviewing the global handling of the pandemic, led by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Liberian President Ellen

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Yemen’s Crisis Continues To Worsen With Back To Back Attacks

Merely hours after explosions took 26 lives in Aden last Wednesday, a Saudi-UAE coalition launched air raids in Sanaa, Yemen in alleged retaliation. Blamed on Houthi rebels, their attacks on the country’s main airport in the southern city of Aden were carried out shortly after a plane carrying the newly

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