Author: Nyla Samee

Handful Of Cities Driving Urban Greenhouse Gas Emissions

According to an analysis of emission trends conducted by Reuters, just 25 cities accounted for greater than half of the greenhouse gas emissions across the globe. As reported by the European Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, the study compared greenhouse gas emissions reported by 167 cities in 53 countries and

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U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Demands To Confront Racism

According to the New York Times, on Monday, June 28th, 2021, the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet implored countries to take action towards systemic racism meted out towards Black people, a sentiment she expressed just as she released a report calling for changes in policing as well as

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In “Spirit Of Dialogue,” Spain To Pardon Jailed Catalan Separatists

On Tuesday 15 June, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced plans to pardon nine jailed leaders of Catalonia’s unsuccessful 2017 independence bid. He alluded to how pardoning them was in public interest, since it symbolized moving from past confrontational viewpoints by the government against the Catalan prisoners. According to The New

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Russia To U.S.: Lift Sanctions On Space Sector Or We’ll Exit Space Station

According to Reuters, on June 7th, 2021, Dmitry Rogozin, the Director-General of Roscosmos (Russia’s space agency), proposed that Moscow withdraw from the International Space Station (ISS) in 2025. However, this maintains conditional on Washington lifting sanctions on the space sector that were preventing Russian satellite launches. Dmitry Rogozin was addressing

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Uganda to Share Intelligence with Congo on Islamist Rebels

According to the Washington Post, since the beginning of 2019, more than 1000 civilians have been killed in and surrounding the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern Beni region. These killings, which the UN has deemed as war crimes, are the most recent developments in massacres in the Beni region since

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Turkey Hails ‘New Era’ With Egypt After Years Of Tension

Turkey and Egypt’s cold diplomatic relations have been ongoing for almost 8 years. The two nations initially severed ties in 2013 after Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi, long supported by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was ousted by the military. According to Al Jazeera, after this turbulent period,

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