Rape In Tigray Conflict Occurred “Without A Doubt,” Ethiopian Minister Admits

Ethiopian Minister for Women Filsan Abdullahi Ahmed noted February 11th that rape had been committed “conclusively and without a doubt” within Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region. The statement, which expressed a rare acknowledgement of the toll on Ethiopia’s Tigrayan population, comes after a task force conducted investigations into allegations of mass

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Foreign Troops To Stay In Afghanistan Beyond May Deadline

In February 2020, former President Trump signed an agreement with Taliban leaders in Afghanistan. The agreement, commonly referred to as the Doha accord, stipulates that all American troops be removed from Afghanistan by this May if the Taliban cuts ties with al-Qaeda, engages in peace talks with the Afghan government,

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The Last Family On Christmas Island Spared Deportation

The Australian Federal Government has lost its appeal on a 2019 decision from Justice Mark Moshinsky that ruled that Tharnicca Tamil, the youngest child of the Tamil family (the last family on Christmas Island) had been denied procedural fairness by the Federal Government. The denial of procedural fairness stems from

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Myanmar Military Seize Power From Aung San Suu Kyi

On February 1, the Myanmar military seized power from Aung San Suu Kyi after her National League for Democracy (NLD) party won the general election. The military is currently in power and has declared a one-year state of emergency. The Myanmar military had claimed that the election was fraudulent, calling

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Thai Protestors Denounce Government Before No-Confidence Vote

Late on Friday (19 Feb), hundreds of protestors gathered outside of parliament in Bangkok, holding a demonstration coinciding with the censure debate against Prime Minister Prayut-o-cha’s government by opposition lawmakers inside the building. In anticipation of the following protest, thousands of police officers were put ahead of an expected no-confidence

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Canada Will Allow Communities To Decide On Handgun Regulations

Canadian leadership has decided not to put in place a national handgun ban and, instead, has put the power of handgun laws into the hands of local communities. Despite gun control activists supporting legislation for a national handgun ban, Canadian leadership will allow individual communities to decide on their own

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China Pulls BBC World News Off The Air

China’s state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday, 11th February that the country’s broadcasting regulator would not be renewing the BBC’s license to broadcast its flagship World News programme, due to a “serious content violation.” Through an announcement on its website, the NRTA (China’s National Radio and Television Administration) said

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Haiti Faces Unrest As President Refuses To Step Down

Haitian President Jovenel Moise’s rise to power and administration has been anything but stable. Moise was elected in 2015 under allegations of fraud. He was elected again in 2016 for a five-year term but was sworn into office in 2017, claims Al Jazeera. He asserts that he deserves another year

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