Author: Priyanka Shetty

Sudan’s Military Promises To Reform Intelligence Services

Just days after Sudan’s infamous authoritarian leader Omar Al-Bashir stepped down, the country is continuing to experience administrative upheavals. After more protests, the ruling military council has announced several concessions. In particular, Shams Eldin Kabashi, a spokesman for the council, vowed on Sunday to restructure the National Intelligence and Security

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Saudi Arabian Human Rights Abuses Reprimanded By United Nations

In a rare move, dozens of countries have stingingly rebuked Saudi Arabia’s treatment of detained activists, including imprisoned women’s rights campaigners. The statement included all 28 European Union members, as well as many other Western nations, and was issued in this Thursday’s session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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Tensions Increase Between Pakistan And India After JeM Airstrike

The Indian government announced today that it has conducted an airstrike – or “surgical strike” – in Pakistan, targeting terrorist training camps. This move marks the first time in five decades that the Indian air force has crossed Pakistan-controlled air space. New Delhi claims the attacks targeted the biggest training

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Lawyers Of Catalan Separatists Accuse Police Of ‘Humiliation’

Domestic turmoil in Spain over the state of Catalan has been brewing for a while. Now, lawyers representing several pro-Independence Catalan leaders are accusing the police and state of humiliating them. According to Al Jazeera, on Tuesday, they cited “flagrant violations” of their client’s rights and a need to study

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Japan’s PM Vows To Restore Relations With North Korea

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced his government’s intention to hold face-to-face meetings with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. Speaking to the press on Monday he stated, “In the end, I must hold dialogue with Kim and resolve the issues of nuclear (weapons), missiles and, most importantly, North

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Colombia’s ELN Rebels Claim Deadly Police Academy Attack

Last week, the Colombian National Liberation Army (ELN) took responsibility for a car bomb at a local police academy in Bogota. The Colombian Leftist group stated that the attack was a result of the decade-long conflict between them and the government. “It is then very disproportionate that while the government is

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British MP Theresa May Survives No-Confidence Vote

Just 24 hours after resoundingly rejecting her Brexit plan, the United Kingdom House of Commons voted to keep Prime Minister Theresa May in power in a narrow 19 vote margin. May has struggled since her ascension to Prime Minister to rally a strong base within Parliament and the no-confidence vote

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Taliban Confirms Talks With U.S. Peace Envoy

Last week, Taliban leaders met with the U.S. special envoy for peace Zalmay Khalilzad in Qatar to discuss ending the 17 year conflict in Afghanistan. Mr. Khalilzad had recently been appointed to the position by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a move widely seen as an attempt to boost

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