Philippines Calls Allegation Of China Election Influence ‘Nonsense.’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s office last week described accusations that Chinese influence may have helped to determine the outcome of the 2016 presidential elections as “nonsense”. The claims are currently unsubstantiated and came from an anonymous source. The Philippine and Chinese foreign ministries, China’s embassy in Manila and the Philippine

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Deaths Rise And Supplies Dwindle Amid Rioting In South Africa

In South Africa, the death toll has exceeded 200 as rioters and looters continue to wreak havoc. Tensions peaked earlier this month after former President Jacob Zuma was arrested for refusing to appear before a judicial inquiry into corruption charges brought against him. Violence erupted when, on July 7th, Zuma

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Boko Haram Fighters Pledging Allegiance With ISWAP

A recent video produced by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) shows hundreds of Boko Haram fighters pledging their allegiance to ISWAP. The video emerged a few weeks after the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, reportedly died. It is unclear if Boko Haram senior officials, or only the

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What Will Happen When The U.S. Leaves Afghanistan?

On 13 April 2021, U.S. President Joe Biden announced that the United States would end its military presence in Afghanistan by 11 September 2021. This decision is following the nearly twenty years the U.S. has been at war against the Islamic fundamentalist group, the Taliban. With the extended length of

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Sisi Stresses Effort To Rebuild Gaza In His First Call With Bennett

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi pledged $500 million to rebuild Gaza after it was devastated by the 11-day offensive that caused multiple fatalities, and massive destruction to infrastructure in Palestine. The president emphasized Egypt’s efforts to secure regional stability and prolong the Gaza ceasefire in his first call with Naftali

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Ongoing Protests In Cuba

Over the past week, there have been a series of public protests in Cuba due to rising prices, falling wages, the United States embargo, and the failure of the island’s government to address these economic challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic shrunk Cuba’s economy by 11 percent in 2020, as stated by

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Assassination Of Jovenel Moïse An International Crisis

On June 7th, President Jovenel Moïse of Haiti was assassinated after refusing to give up his grip on power in a timely manner. This did not come out of nowhere, there has been civil unrest for months in Haiti. Clashes between protestors and security forces were increasingly common following Moïse’s

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Taliban Extend An Olive Branch After Recent Offensives

Days before the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, the Taliban’s supreme leader, Haibatullah Akhunzada, has called for a “political settlement” to the war in Afghanistan. Since foreign powers announced their departure earlier this year, the Taliban have been sweeping across the country. This statement comes during a weekend of talks

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Dozens Killed In Iraqi Hospital Fire

Dozens of people died in a fire at Al-Hussein Teaching Hospital in Nasiriyah, Iraq. There are various reports disputing the death toll, from the Health Ministry saying 60 to Iraq’s state news industry reporting 92 deaths. This is the second deadly fire to occur in one of Iraq’s coronavirus wards

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Tigray Suffers From Man-Made Famine

Due to a political dispute between the Ethiopian Government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, war has ravaged the state for over 8 months. Since violence broke out in November of last year, the people of Tigray have been pushed to the brink of starvation. According to the Integrated Food

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Biden Terminates US Troops From Fighting In Afghanistan

United States President Joe Biden has recently crowned 31 August as the date when, after 20 years, there will not be any troops posted in Afghanistan. The U.S. – Afghanistan war, which came as a result of the 9/11 bombings, has finally ended as President Biden expressed his value for the

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Taliban Surround Central Afghan City Of Ghazni

The central Afghanistan city of Ghazni was surrounded by Taliban forces on Monday, 12 July. Following United States President Joe Biden’s announcement to remove American troops from the country, the Taliban have increased authority in the area and intensified their mission to gain access to territory. In addition, violence between

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Handful Of Cities Driving Urban Greenhouse Gas Emissions

According an analysis of emission trends conducted by Reuters, just 25 cities accounted for greater than half of the greenhouse gas emissions across the globe. As reported by the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, the study compared greenhouse gas emissions reported by 167 cities in 53 countries and

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Biden Administration Stands With Cuban Protestors

President Joe Biden announced on Monday that the United States supports the people of Cuba calling for freedom and relief from the COVID-19 pandemic and decades of oppression. As the biggest protests against the Cuban communist government in decades took place this past Sunday, July 11th, statements obtained by CBS

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The EU’s New Climate Plan

On Wednesday, July 14th, the European Union (EU) announced legislation to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and bring Europe to a carbon-neutral economy by 2050. There are 12 new legislative proposals to help accomplish this goal. Some of the most prominent are eliminating the sale of new gas and diesel

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