26 Jan 2022

Burkina Faso’s military seizes power in a coup, detains president and dissolves government

On Monday, Burkina Faso’s army took control of the country, effectively deposing President Roch Kabore. The military dissolved the government and parliament, suspended the constitution, and closed down the country’s borders. The coup was announced on state television by Captain Sidsore Kader Ouedraogo. Captian Ouedraogo stated that the coup was

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26 Jan 2022

UK Royal Navy seizes more than $20 million worth of drugs in Gulf of Oman

The British Royal Navy has reportedly seized more than one ton of illegal drugs worth almost $20.3 million from the Gulf of Oman. The operation allegedly lasted almost three hours and occurred on Sunday. The UK Ministry of Defence issued a statement concerning the operation, which took place in international

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25 Jan 2022

China Scrambles Fighter Jets Near Taiwan in Wake of U.S. Carrier Exercises

China has deployed several dozen military aircraft to sorties near Taiwan. This marks China’s largest such show of aerial force in months amid two US aircraft carrier strike groups concluding training exercises with Japan. The exercises ended over the weekend, and occurred near Japan. In total, China’s People’s Liberation Army

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25 Jan 2022

North Korea Launches Suspected Cruise Missiles

On Tuesday, North Korea launched two suspected cruise missiles in what would be leader Kim Jong Un’s fifth weapons test of the month. The South Korean military confirmed the event, stating that the missiles were launched from an unspecified inland location. No further details were provided and North Korea has

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25 Jan 2022

US troops on alert as West voices unity

US President Joe Biden released a statement confirming total unanimity with European leaders regarding Russia’s controversial troop build-up on the border with Ukraine. Western powers reportedly agreed to unprecedented sanctions against Russia if it were to invade during crisis talks on Monday. The US has placed 8,500 troops on “high

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25 Jan 2022

At least eight dead in crush at Africa Cup of Nations game in Cameroon

On Monday afternoon, at least eight people were killed and 38 injured after a crush occurred during an Africa Cup of Nations match in the Cameroonian capital city of Yaounde. The government of Cameroon confirmed the tragedy, stating that it occurred at the south entrance of the Olembe Stadium, where

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24 Jan 2022

Taliban, Western officials meet in Oslo to discuss Afghanistan

The Taliban and Western diplomats are holding a meeting regarding Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis outside of Oslo. The humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan has escalated since the Taliban takeover of power in August after 20 years. The discussions were held with representatives from France, Britain, Germany, Italy, the EU, Norway and the

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24 Jan 2022

Hundreds of children held by IS in besieged prison in Syria

Hundreds of children are believed to be held by jihadist extremists in a besieged prison in Syria. Nearly 850 children are being held inside Ghwayran prison in Hasaka. The prison was stormed by Islamic State soldiers on Thursday and days of battles followed. 136 people have been killed in the

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24 Jan 2022

Ukraine: UK withdrawing some embassy staff from Kyiv

Some staff from Britain’s embassy in Ukraine has been withdrawn as fears of a Russian invasion grow. Approximately half of the staff working in the embassy in Kyiv will return to Britain, despite no specific threats made to British diplomats. All relatives of US embassy staff have been ordered to

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24 Jan 2022

Saudi-led coalition denies targeting Yemeni detention center after airstrikes kill dozens

A detention center was hit in airstrikes on Friday and killed dozens and caused a nationwide internet blackout in Yemen. The Iran-backed Houthi rebels blamed the Saudi- led coalition for the strike, but the coalition denied deliberately targeting the detention center in the northern city of Sa’ada.  At least 82

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