Biden Set To Withdraw U.S. Troops From Afghanistan

On April 14th, current U.S. President Joe Biden officially announced his plans to remove the remaining 2,500 U.S. troops that remain in Afghanistan by September 11th, the anniversary of the 2001 World Trade Centre attack. “We cannot continue the cycle of extending or expanding our military presence in Afghanistan hoping

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Massive Fire Destroys Rohingya Refugee Camp

“We lost everything. We don’t even have a glass or plate to have water or food,” Abdul Jabba told Al Jazeera. “We have to start all over again.” Jabba is just one of the people suffering tragic damages from the massive fire which broke out in Bangladesh’s Balukhali camp for

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International Response To Russian Aggression Towards Ukraine

Last week, German officials accused Russia of provoking conflict with Ukraine following a large movement of Russian troops to the Ukrainian border. Russia has mobilized tens of thousands of troops along Ukraine’s eastern border and in the annexed region of Crimea. N.A.T.O. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg noted that it was “the

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United Nations Comment On Children Of Tigray

On March 19th, 2021, UNICEF released a statement addressing the humanitarian crisis within the Tigray region of Ethiopia. Executive Director Henrietta Fore opened with an acknowledgement of the ongoing conflict and children’s need to access basic social services. This statement follows a series of articles published by UNICEF, highlighting the

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Volcano Eruption Endangering St. Vincent Civilians

A volcano that has been dormant for years has harmful effects on the health and safety of residents and families in the area. St. Vincent and the Grenadines is an island within the Lesser Antilles, a group of islands in the Caribbean sea, and is located northeast of Barcelona. The

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Guillermo Lasso: Winner Of Ecuador’s 2021 Presidential Elections

Sunday, April 11, was an extremely important electoral day for Ecuador since a large part of the country’s future was at stake. Ecuadorians deserved transparent and reliable elections; the mistakes made in the first round simply could not be repeated. Ecuadorians voted with responsibility demonstrating we are capable of being

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Humanitarian Crisis As Violence Escalates In Northern Mozambique

Prolonged violence in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique is now escalating. During a daily briefing on April 8th, United Nations Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said that the U.N. and its partners are following new reports of violations against civilians in northern Mozambique “with deep concern.” The U.N. is especially concerned about civilians who

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Pakistan’s Women’s Rights Organizers Accused of Blasphemy

Accusations of blasphemy are being used by conservatives in Pakistan to discredit the organizers of the annual “Aurat Azadi March” (Women’s Freedom March). The Pakistan Penal code treats blasphemy as a criminal offence punishable by fines, incarceration or death. The law is frequently exploited to persecute minorities and groups perceived

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Are Women The Key To Solving The Crisis In Libya?

Almost 10 years have passed since the death of Muammar Qaddafi, yet the situation in Libya remains defined by instability and violent conflict. According to Bethan McKernan of The Guardian, “…attempts to build a democratic state after Gaddafi fell disintegrated into a new civil war between rival governments in 2014…

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Attack On Natanz Nuclear Facility, Iran

On the morning of April 11th, Iranian nuclear officials declared that the nuclear facilities had encountered an attack that sparked a fire reaching a central centrifuge. The day before the hit, President Rouhani of Iran unveiled brand new centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear facility which would contribute to further processing

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Climate Change In The 21st Century; Climate Refugees

Over the last century, climate change has significantly contributed to the mass displacement of people. These people are defined as climate refugees who have been forced to leave their homes due to climate change. In the face of these environmental threats, people feel that they have no choice but to

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