Pakistan Expels Refugees Back To Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan

Pakistan, home to over 4 million Afghan migrants and refugees, is moving to expel 1.7 million undocumented Afghans. The majority of these people sought refuge following the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan in 2021, while others have been residing in Pakistan since the 1979 Soviet invasion. The move is

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U.S. carries on strikes against Houthis in Yemen

During the night of January 12th to 13th, the United States once again conducted airstrikes against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, approximately 24 hours after an initial attack on various military sites coordinated by a coalition including the United Kingdom (directly involved), Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, and Bahrain. In the

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Airstrike on Damascus: Widening Tensions in the Region

On January 20th, 2024, an airstrike in Damascus, Syria’s capital city, killed five members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps: it targeted a building in the Mezzeh district, a few kilometers southwest of the city center, where a Syrian Air Force base is located. Among those killed are the head

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Family Members of Israeli Hostages Storm Jerusalem Knesset

On January 22nd, 2024, a group of relatives of Israeli hostages held in the Gaza Strip stormed the Knesset in Jerusalem, Israel’s parliament, interrupting a meeting on economic issues. Their action was a protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, which on the previous day had ruled out the possibility

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Israel’s Operations in Gaza: Genocide Accusations Raising

In recent days, both the Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and some spokespersons from the Israeli Army have confirmed that military operations in the Gaza Strip will persist for several months. This aligns with previous statements from Israeli authorities, who have consistently expressed their intention to continue the campaign until

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Russia: The Fragmented Opposition Landscape After Navalny

Alexei Navalny, who, according to the Russian penitentiary service, passed away on February 16th in a high-security prison in northern Russia, was the foremost opponent of the authoritarian Russian President Vladimir Putin. At the age of 47, Navalny had been a prominent figure in the democracy movement in Russia for

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Riots In Ireland And Their Consequences

On November 24th in Dublin, chaos and violence erupted in O’Connell Street, the central thoroughfare of the Irish capital. The incident resulted in over 30 arrests, three children being stabbed, and a police officer sustaining a severe injury. The evening of the notorious Black Friday was devastating for the citizens

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The Taiwanese Elections And Their Impact On China

On January 13, 2024, the people of Taiwan will head to the polls and choose to either move away from or move closer to Beijing. The result of this election will shape the course of US-China relations. No matter who emerges as the winner, it will have an indelible impact

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Israel Urged To End Attacks On Gaza’s Hospitals

Israeli attacks on Gaza’s hospitals have increased exponentially over the last two months, despite immense international pressure for a ceasefire. Health facilities and civilian neighbourhoods have become the Israeli military forces’ main targets. The majority of the Gaza Strip’s hospitals were subject to Israeli assaults, regardless of the presence of

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Athletes Killed As Tigrayan War Rages On In Ethiopia

The war in Tigray, a region in northern Ethiopia, claimed the lives on 76 athletes, as noted by the BBC. The war, which involves Ethiopian government forces and regional Tigrayan rebels, is killing countless civilians, including those who intended to become their country’s representatives in the major sporting events. The

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Prejudice Against The LGBTQ Community In Nigeria

Being part of the queer community in Nigeria is very dangerous. Catfishing and attacks are not the only cruelties to which the LGBT+ community is frequently subjected to, but another common habit to hurt these people is through a system known as “kito”. “Kito” is a practice involving someone pretending

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South Africa’s Genocide Case Against Israel Before The ICJ

On December 29 2023, South Africa started a proceeding against Israel before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The submissions declared that Israel has been committing genocide against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, in violation of the 1948 Genocide Convention. South Africa defines Israel’s conduct as a “75- year apartheid,

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Inside Senegal’s Struggle: Delayed Elections And The Battle For Democracy

In Senegal, tensions have escalated as protests erupted following the postponement of the presidential election scheduled for February 25. Parliament’s decision to push back the polls to December, in line with President Macky Sall’s announcement, has sparked widespread discontent among citizens. Demonstrators are decrying what they perceive as an attempt

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California Passes Bill To Outlaw Caste-Based Discrimination

Caste is among the world’s oldest forms of rigid social stratification. It dates back thousands of years and allows many privileges to upper castes in the South Asian diaspora by repressing lower castes. A bill was introduced in the California Assembly on August 28th outlawing caste discrimination by adding one’s

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