Crisis In Sudan

Sudanese citizens have held demonstrations across the country since the military coup led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on October 25th. Sudanese security officials have responded brutally to the protests, using tear gas and live ammunition. Overall, the security officials’ response to the pretests has resulted in the deaths of

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Show Of Force Or Threat? North Korea Tests Two More Missiles

North Korea tested two more short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Monday, likely as a forewarning to the United States. Since North Korea resumed testing missiles in September, it has conducted at least six missile tests, testing a long-range strategic cruise missile, ballistic missiles from train cars, and

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Mexico To Attend Nicaraguan Inauguration

On Monday, Mexico said it would send a representative to Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega when he is sworn in for his fourth consecutive term. Mexico previously stated that no representative would attend the inauguration first, due to concerns over the validity of the election, and because of a conflict with

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Iran Calls For Release Of Afghan Funds During Taliban Envoy’s Visit

The Taliban administration’s foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi traveled to Tehran, Iran’s capital, for talks centered on refugee, economic and political issues between Iran and Afghanistan. Iran Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian pledged to continue to offer Afghanistan humanitarian support and had called for the United States to release Afghan funds,

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West Baptist Church – Convergence Theory, Conformity And Charismatic Groups

Since June of 1991, located in Kansas, the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) has been conducting religious demonstrations. A movement founded on Old School Baptist principles, the church has been condemned by the Baptist Church and other Christian organizations alike. Identified as an alt-right conservative movement, followers of this church are

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Thousands Detained In Kazakhstan Over Violent Protests

Authorities reported on Monday that nearly 8,000 people in Kazakhstan were detained by police during protests that turned violent due to a sudden increase in gas prices in the region. Arrests began after President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev ordered the military to shoot and kill those who he deemed “terrorists” involved in

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How Technology Is Being Used To Perpetuate Islamophobia In India

The recent arrests of those responsible for the app Bulli Bai, designed to sexualize and humiliate Muslim women through a fake auction, have drawn attention to the profusion of Islamophobia in India. This tension between Hindu and Muslim communities is a longstanding, persistent issue, which is manifested in misogynistic attacks

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UN Rights Envoy Calls for Halt to Attacks on Myanmar Town

Amidst the yearlong military coup and ongoing violence in Myanmar, a United Nations human rights investigator called for an end to attacks on the northern town of Loikaw. The capital of Kayah State faces a blockade on locals attempting to flee the area currently targeted by the Tatmadaw military. The

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Ukraine Talks Stall As Conflict Escalates

Diplomatic efforts over the Ukrainian security crisis appear to have stalled, as Russian officials signaled that last week’s talks failed to ease tensions. With the US and NATO refusing to back down on ‘key elements’ of Moscow’s demands, the deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, said that discussions had reached ‘a

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Danish Intelligence Chief in Custody Over Suspected Information Leaks

Denmark’s chief of foreign intelligence, Lars Findsen, has been remanded for his involvement in a “highly classified” information leak, reported public broadcaster DR on Monday. Despite two current and two former foreign intelligence employees being detained back in December, Findsen is the only one who remains in custody. A publication

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Cyber Attacks Against Ukraine Government Possibly Foreshadowing Russian Aggression

On Thursday, January 13th, an extensive cyberattack occurred throughout numerous Ukraine government websites, rendering many inaccessible the following day. The attack caused widespread site interruptions with the message, “be afraid and expect the worst.” Ukraine officials have concluded that no employee personal information was accessed during the attack; however, there

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