Author: Muna Khalidi

Climate Activists Take On Major Banks In Switzerland

Dozens of climate activists protested outside of the offices of Switzerland’s largest banks this past week, blocking the entrances to the UBS and Credit Suisse in Zurich’s financial district. Around 200 protesters were estimated to have attended the climate protest in the early morning hours of 2 August. About 83

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Mexico And The U.S. Sign Agreement To Tackle Migration

The U.S. and Mexico signed an agreement in June to encourage economic development in Central America to combat issues surrounding migration between the two countries. The deal was signed with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador as part of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’ first international trip since taking office,

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Severe Drought Highlights Syria’s Struggle With Food Insecurity

In the midst of the ongoing civil war, Syria is currently suffering from a severe drought, placing the country’s food supply in jeopardy. According to Syrian Agriculture Minister Mohammad Hassan Qatana, the country has been seeing higher temperatures and a drastic decrease in rainfall this year, with many provinces experiencing

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UK And Spain Agree To Strengthen Ties

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez have agreed to continue strengthening ties between their two countries during this year’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit in Brussels. A press release from the British Prime Minister’s office stated that Johnson and Sánchez “discussed their shared commitment

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Israel May Have Committed “War Crimes” In Gaza, According To UN

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said that Israel may have committed “war crimes” during its 11-day bombardment of Gaza in May. In her opening address to the UN Human Rights Council special session last Thursday, Bachelet condemned the high number of civilian fatalities and large-scale destruction of

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