28 Oct 2021

Moscow launches fresh restrictions as Covid-19 deaths hit record high in Russia

New Covid-19 restrictions have been put into place in Moscow due to rising infection rates and deaths across the country. The Russian capital will enter an 11 day paid holiday that authorities hope with help to stop the influx in cases and deaths. The restrictions came into effect as Russia

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27 Oct 2021

US begins legal appeal to get Julian Assange extradited

The US government has started a legal appeal that aims to get the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, extradited to the US. In January, a UK court ruled that Mr. Assange could not be extradited to the US due to concerns over his mental health. However, lawyers for the US

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27 Oct 2021

Terror Groups in Afghanistan Could Be Ready to Attack West in 6 Months, U.S. Says

According to a top Pentagon Official named Colin Kahl, the Islamic State in Afghanistan could be ready to launch attacks on the West and its allies as soon as within six months. Al-Qaeda could have the capability to do so in two years, according to Kahl. Kahl serves as the

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27 Oct 2021

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi testifies in court but a gag order prevents her defense from being made public

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s ousted civilian leader, testified in court on Tuesday for the first time since she was overthrown in a military coup that sparked nationwide protests. Her testimony occurred in the capital city of Naypyidaw, however, it was not made public due to a gag order imposed

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26 Oct 2021

Egypt’s el-Sissi ends state of emergency 4 years after terror attack

President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi announced on Monday that Egypt will lift a nationwide state of emergency after more than four years. The renewal of the state of emergency was cancelled after el-Sissi called Egypt “an oasis of security and stability.” The state was imposed in April 2017 after two bombings

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26 Oct 2021

Leading oil exporter Saudi Arabia aims to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2060, Crown Prince MBS says

Ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, Saudi Arabia has said they plan to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2060. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the country will use its circular carbon economy approach with the country’s development plans to reach its goal. The world’s biggest oil

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25 Oct 2021

Sudan Military Coup Draws Thousands to the Streets in Protest

In Sudan, thousands of pro-democracy protestors took to the streets of Khartoum to reject a military coup of the transitional government that has ruled the country since dictator Omar al-Bashir was ousted. The protest occurred on Monday after reports that Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, his wife, and other civilian leaders

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25 Oct 2021

Syria executes 24 people charged with lighting wildfires that devastated the country last year

On Thursday of last week, the Syrian Ministry of Justice confirmed that it had executed 24 individuals convicted of terrorism charges for lighting fires that would devastate the country. The fires killed three others and destroyed thousands of acres of forests, according to the ministry. The individuals confessed to setting

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22 Oct 2021

Somalia leaders strike deal on long-delayed election process

A deal to speed up the process for elections in Somalia has been agreed upon by the president and prime minister. A dispute between President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble halted the election that was supposed to occur earlier this month. The dispute was over who

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22 Oct 2021

Evergrande shares rise on report of bond interest payment

Shares of Chinese property company Evergrande opened up 6% in Hong Kong. The shares opened up after the media reported that the company had made an interest payment before the end of their 30 day grace period. The company missed an $83.5m payment last month and the 30 day grace

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