Author: Saskia Tholen

Biden Officially Recognizes Armenian Genocide

President Joe Biden has officially recognized the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Turks that took place over a century ago as a genocide. The recognition signals Biden’s commitment to promoting human rights in his administration’s foreign policy. Saturday, April 24th was Armenian Remembrance Day, marking the 106th

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Beijing Tightens Its Grip On Hong Kong With Sweeping Electoral Changes

The National People’s Congress, China’s highest legislative body, has unanimously approved a bill of radical changes to Hong Kong’s political system aimed at suppressing pro-democracy opposition. The bill, which passed on March 30th, drastically reduces the number of directly elected representatives in the legislature and gives national security bodies new

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Fire Devastates Rohingya Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazar

A massive fire tore through the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on the afternoon of Monday, March 22. The blaze began around 3:00 p.m. local time and quickly grew out of control.  According to officials at the Inter-Sector Coordination Group, the humanitarian organization overseeing the camp, at least

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