Author: Sarah Husseini

Indonesia And Norway Plan To Launch New Pact To Curb Deforestation

On September 12th, Indonesia and Norway agreed to start a new partnership in an effort to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation. Indonesia’s environment minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar and her Norwegian counterpart Espen Barth Eide signed a memorandum of understanding in Jakarta on the new agreement. According to Eide, Norway would

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Sri Lanka Appoints Committee For Repatriation Of Refugees From India

On September 5th, 2022, the office of Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe appointed a committee to facilitate and optimize the repatriation of Sri Lankan refugees who fled to India during the 26-year-long Sri Lankan civil war from 1983-2009. The committee has been appointed by President Wickremesinghe’s Secretary, Saman Ekanayake, and

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“Think Of The Dissidents”: The EU Ban On Russian Tourists

On Monday, August 15th, at the Nordic Summit in Oslo, Norway, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced that Germany would not support several fellow European countries that have called for a European Union (EU)-wide move to prohibit issuing tourist visas to Russian citizens. The debate over issuing or restricting EU visa

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Release Turkish Prisoner of Conscience Osman Kavala

On Monday July 11th, the grand chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Turkey had violated the European Convention on Human Rights by not complying with the ruling that demanded the release of philanthropist Osman Kavala. The court argued that Kavala’s detention had been carried out

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UK To Strengthen Internet Laws To Fight Russian Disinformation

On Monday, July 4th, 2022 the British government proposed a new law that would require social media companies to proactively tackle disinformation posted by foreign states. The law would aim to block fake accounts on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter that are set up on behalf of

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Israeli Military Intercepts Drone From Lebanon

  On Monday, 18 July 2022, the Israeli military intercepted a small drone that crossed into Israel’s airspace from southern Lebanon. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) stated that its air defense unit monitored the drone throughout the duration of its flight, and presumes that it was launched by the armed

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