On December 7th, part two of the fifteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) will start in Montreal, Canada. In the Conference, governments around the world will convene to agree on a new set of goals to guide global action through 2030 to halt and
Elections occurred in Israel on November 1st, 2022 for all 120 seats in the Knesset. After the elections, Benjamin Netanyahu’s party, the Likud, formed a coalition government with the Religious Zionist alliance, Shas, and United Torah Judaism Parties, which will allow Netanyahu to become Prime Minister again. The coalition will
To curb immigration into the United States, the government has forced migrants to traverse hostile terrain at the southern border through the Sonoran Desert. Before this policy, migrants went through unauthorized border crossings in urban areas and border towns. However, the Southern Border Organization informs that the Clinton administration, in
The United States’ 2022 midterm elections are defining history, with democracy, reproductive rights, and election integrity being just a few of the big topics that were on the ballot. Democrats kept the Senate, and while Republicans did take back the House, it was hardly as thoroughly as they had been
Over the last two weeks, world leaders have gathered once again to hash out goals, deals and action plans to mitigate the global threat to our climate. As delegates travelled to Sharm-el-Sheikh for COP27, commentators wondered whether 2022 is the year that climate change fell off the agenda. After the
The fight between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the M23 escalated last week after the Congolese troops deployed fighter jets against the rebels. Residents of Eastern DR Congo reported hearing heavy artillery fire around Rugari, located in the Rutshuru area, as the army targeted the Tutsi Congolese militia,
The International Criminal Court (ICC) reopened an investigation on October 31st into war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Afghanistan. The investigation had been planned to start in March 2020. However, no investigation by the ICC occurred then because the former government of Afghanistan wanted to investigate the crimes.
According to Euronews, after talks on October 31st, 2022 Armenia and Azerbaijan said in a joint statement that they “agreed not to use force” and to “settle all disputes solely on the basis of recognition of mutual sovereignty and territorial integration.” Reuters, sourcing from RIA news agency, also said that
This month’s coup d’etat in Burkina Faso marks the seventh coup in the Sahel region over the past 26 months, raising serious concerns about regional security. On 30 September little known army captain Ibrahim Traoré led a coup to become Burkina Faso’s new leader, supplanting former interim president Paul-Henri Sandaogo
On the night of October 12th, 19-year-old Juraj Krajčík opened fire at Tepláreň bar, a popular Bratislava LGBTQ+ venue, murdering two people and wounding another. The gunman was found dead by a self-inflicted gunshot the following day. A few hours before the attack he shared a 65-page manifesto titled Call
China’s top leader issued a powerful warning on Sunday against further U.S. support for Taiwan, which Beijing considers to be a runaway province part of Chinese territory. At the opening ceremony of the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s 20th National Congress that’s held once every five years, President Xi Jinping said
Nearly eight months into the Russo-Ukrainian war, and the violence has only worsened. This past month we observed two key developments: the bombing of the Crimean bridge and the commencement of targeted air strikes against Kiev. As Ukraine bleeds ammunition, money, and human life in wave after wave of offensives,
The international community continues to use development aid as a bargaining chip in a bid to influence politics in Afghanistan and protect the human rights of the Afghan people. This approach is not working. A new approach should focus on the agents of change in the country: young people.
The internet stitches itself into the daily lives of billions of people in numerous ways. It functions as a means of communication, a marketplace, entertainment and education, and has a growing capacity for both liberation and discrimination. The world wide web is used as an empowering tool for the marginalized
President Putin is accusing Ukraine as responsible for the explosion that took place on Crimea Bridge, naming it “an act of terrorism.” He declared that Ukraine’s intelligence forces were specifically targeting Russia’s critical civil infrastructure: the bridge serves as a major supply chain between Russia and southern Ukraine, and the