The Increasingly Worrying Droughts in South Asia

Devastating droughts are ravaging South Asia just about every year. The countries affected include Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal and Bhutan. All of them are subject to the most damaging outcomes of droughts like agricultural land destruction, an increasingly dehydrated population with little access to clean water and growing social

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Conflict Resolution In The Donbas: What Has Changed?

On April 26th, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky proposed the cancellation of the Minsk agreements, established in 2014, which regulate conflict resolution in eastern Ukraine. According to Zelensky, the clauses no longer reflect the state of current relations and need a comprehensive update – if not tout-court revision. Zelensky invited the

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ASEAN Resolves Response To Myanmar Crisis In Emergency Summit

On 24th April, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) held an emergency summit to determine the bloc’s response to the violent coup in Myanmar. The meeting in Jakarta marks the first cooperative international movement to handle the crisis, with leaders and representatives working together to develop a solution. This

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Who Gets The Vaccine?

Since the beginning of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the entire world had its eye on one thing and asked a serious question: when will this be over? For this to be over, there must be a treatment or a vaccine. An effective treatment that eases symptoms and leaves hospitals unstrained

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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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Victims Of Chemical Attacks In Syria File Complaint With Swedish Police

Years after initial human rights violations in 2013 and 2017 respectively, lawyers from four non-governmental organizations are filing a criminal complaint to the Swedish police regarding the chemical weapons attacks on Syrian civilians. The Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM), Civil Rights Defenders, Syrian Archive (SA), and

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The Crisis In Mozambique

Before 2020, Palma was a small, quiet fishing town on the shoreline of Mozambique. With the arrival of Total, a French gas company, Palma transformed into a bustling hub for Mozambique’s growing gas industry. According to the BBC, Total began to develop a $20 billion gas liquefication plant in Palma

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EU Condemns Russian Expulsion Of 20 Czech Diplomats

The European Union condemned Russia’s expulsion of 20 Czech diplomats from their embassy in Moscow, and the Czech Republic responded by expelling Russian diplomats of their own. This week’s events mark a deepening of the worst diplomatic row between the two countries since the end of the Cold War. The

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Turkey Hails ‘New Era’ With Egypt After Years Of Tension

Turkey and Egypt’s cold diplomatic relations have been ongoing for almost 8 years. The two nations initially severed ties in 2013 after Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi, long supported by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was ousted by the military. According to Al Jazeera, after this turbulent period,

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Biden To Pull Out Of Afghanistan By September 11

By September 11th—on the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks—all American and NATO forces will be pulled out of Afghanistan. This will mean the removal of 2,500 U.S. counterterrorism troops along with over 7,000 NATO forces. A withdrawal of troops has positive connotations for a generational war that has been

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Jordanian Former Crown Prince Placed Under House Arrest

The former crown prince of Jordan, Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, was recently placed under “house arrest” by Jordanian officials and was cut off from phone and internet communication, according to a video statement provided to the BBC.  Hamzah is the popular younger son of the late King Hussein, a charismatic

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