Author: Megan Munce

Latin America Responds To U.S. Mass Shootings

Multiple Latin American countries have begun to take action in response to the two mass shootings that claimed the lives of at least 31 people this past weekend.  According to CNN, Venezuela and Uruguay both issued travel warnings to their citizens this past Monday as a result of the shootings

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Taliban Attacks Amid Intra-Afghan Negotiations

An attack carried out by the Taliban in Ghazni, Afghanistan has claimed the lives of at least 14 people and wounded another 180 people. Al Jazeera reports that this attack on a government security compound 150km outside of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, occurred amid a high-profile summit between Afghan

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U.S Responds To Iran Drone Incident With Cyber Attacks

Amidst increasing tensions,  the U.S. military on Thursday,  launched cyber attacks against Iranian control systems and spy networks. The Wall Street Journal reports that the attacks were carried out by the U.S. Cyber Command and U.S. Central Command on computers that had been selected months ago as a contingency plan.

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Chinese Extradition Bill Sparks Protests For A Second Weekend

Last weekend,  riot police clashed with hundreds of thousands of protestors in Hong Kong as they protested against a new law that will allow extraditions to China, among other jurisdictions. According to the Guardian, this law threatens Hong Kong’s current status as a safe haven for political opponents of the

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Explosions In Kathmandu Kill Four

Four people are dead and seven injured after a series of three explosions in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, according to Al Jazeera. The three blasts took place in separate regions of the city: one in a residential area in the middle of the city, another near a hairdresser at

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U.S.-Iran Tensions Threaten Iraq

The tension between the United States and Iran over photographs that supposedly show missiles being boarded on ships by Iranian paramilitary forces have caused Iraq to take precautions. According to the New York Times, Iraqi officials have taken steps to warn armed groups tied to Iran within the country to

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Sri Lanka Imposes Face Veil Ban Following Easter Bombings

Sri Lanka has banned face coverings that could conceal the wearer’s identity, affecting Muslim women who wear burqas, niqabs, or hijabs, according to Al Jazeera. While the law did not directly name any of these garments, Al Jazeera reports that activists have already condemned the law for violating Muslim women’s

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Violence In Tripoli Escalates Death Toll To 264

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported on 23 April that fighting in Tripoli has killed 264 people so far this month, including at least 21 civilians. According to Al Jazeera, WHO medical and surgical teams have been dispatched to treat the additional 1,266 people wounded by the conflict. The fighting

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