Public Floggings — A Cornerstone Of The New Regime In Afghanistan

On 14 November 2022 the supreme leader of Afghanistan, Hibatullah Akhundzada, ordered the full implementation of Sharia law in the country. The effects of this have been instant, and on 23 November three women and eleven men were publicly flogged in the Logar province for “moral crimes” which include adultery,

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Deadly Fire In Xinjiang Sparks Protests In China

On Saturday night, protests swept around China’s cities and college campuses, showing growing discontent with the country’s strict COVID rules. The COVID regulations have restricted millions of people into their homes who are now angry at the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its leader, Xi Jinping. The wider protests resulted

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Biodiversity Loss Threatens Human Wellbeing And Security

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

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Israel’s New Government Will Prevent Peace With Palestine

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

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The United States Weaponization Of The Southern Border

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

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Giorgia Meloni And Emmanuel Macron Debate Over Migrants

Over two weeks ago, Prime Minister of Italy, Giorgia Meloni, and President of France, Emmanuel Macron, accused each other of betrayal after a dispute over which nation should accept migrants trying to dock from a rescue boat, Ocean Viking. Operated by a French NGO, the Ocean Viking was refused by

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Governance For Peace: M23 Rebels Continue Advance On Goma

Reporting for Reuters, Djaffar Sabiti and Justin Makangara write that M23 rebels are fighting about 12 miles north of the Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C.) city of Goma causing hundreds of people to flee south. A spokesperson for the North Kivu army is reported to have said they were “containing”

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Protesters Sentenced To Death In Iran

The protests that erupted after the brutal death of Mahsa Amini on 16 September 2022, who died while in the custody of Iranian “morality” police, have now resulted in Iranian authorities turning to the death penalty in an attempt to quash calls for change. Since 13 November, the Islamic Revolutionary

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Russia-Ukraine War Spillover Into NATO Territory

A missile strike killed two people in the Polish village of Przewodow, about six kilometres north of the Ukrainian border. The explosion occurred on November 15, however a conclusion has not been made yet on who fired the missile. The New York Times indicated that the weapon was most likely

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The Civilianization Of Myanmar’s Civil War

More than 200 Rohingya Muslims landed in Indonesia’s Aceh Province on Tuesday, local authorities told Reuters. They are the latest group of refugees to flee the violence and instability plaguing Myanmar. Targeted campaigns of violence against the Rohingya minority and intense fighting between Myanmar’s military junta and separatist groups in

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Syria’s Al-Hol Detention Center Is A Walking Human Rights Violation

Save the Children, a charity that works inside the al-Hol dentition camp in northeastern Syria, reported two Egyptian girls’ deaths. The al-Hol detention camps hold the relatives of suspected Islamic State members controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces. Still, the U.S. government alleges that the Islamic State runs much of

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Brazil, Indonesia, And The D.R.C. Work to Stop Deforestation

Brazil, Indonesia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have the largest area of rainforests in the world. On November 14th, at the G20 summit in Bali, the three countries agreed to create the Rainforest Protection Pact, which will work to stop deforestation and regrow forests. The countries plan to

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Iran’s Theocratic Regime Continues To Violate Human Rights

Alarming footage reveals Iranian security forces shooting towards protesters at a Tehran metro station, as well as beating women who were not wearing mandatory hair coverings. The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has violently cracked down on protesters for the third month since the death of Mahsa Amini

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Which First: The Climate Or The Conflict?

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

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