23 Jan 2023

Burkina Faso’s military government demands French troops leave the country within one month

According to the government press agency, the military government of Burkina Faso is demanding the departure of French troops from the country. The government cited the terms of the 2018 agreement that state that France has exactly one month to remove all of tis troops from the country.  France still

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20 Jan 2023

Lebanon MPs sit in as 11th vote for president fails

Two politicians have spent the night inside Lebanon’s parliament building to protest MP’s failure to elect a new president for the 11th time. The two, Najat Saliba and Melhem Khalaf refused to leave the chamber until after the latest round of voting. The outgoing president’s term ended on October 31

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19 Jan 2023

Fire at Armenian military barracks kills at least 15 people

A fire that broke out at a military unit in Azat village in Arminia’s province of Gegharkunik has killed at least 15 men and injured three. The fire in the eastern province broke out in the barracks of an engineer and sniper company of a military unit. The three men

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19 Jan 2023

New Zealand PM quits citing burnout

Jacinda Ardern is quitting as the New Zealand prime minister before this year’s election. Ms Ardern stated the six challenging years on the job had taken a toll. The announcement comes as polling indicates that her party, the Labour Party faces a difficult path to re-election in October.  Labor members

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17 Jan 2023

Pakistan PM seeks India talks on ‘burning issues such as Kashmir’

The Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has called for talks with India to discuss burning issues and has asked the United Arab Emirates to play a role in dissolving the tensions between the two countries. Last week, Sharif visited the UAE and termed it a brotherly country. He has stated

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17 Jan 2023

Russia’s Wagner Group commander requests Norway asylum

A previous commander in the Russian paramilitary Wagner Group has claimed asylum in Norway after deserting from the group. Andrey Medvedev crossed the border into Norway last Friday and was detained by border guards. He is currently being held in Oslo where he faces charges of illegal entry into Norway. 

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16 Jan 2023

German defense minister resigns after blunders

Germany’s Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht has resigned after a series of mistakes and PR disasters. Her resignation comes during a time of increasing pressure on Berlin to allow the delivery of German-built battle tanks to Ukraine. Lambrecht was mocked after her announcement that Germany would support Ukraine by sending them

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13 Jan 2023

Irregular EU border crossings hit ‘highest’ level since 2016

The number of irregular border crossing in the European Union increased by 64% last year. This is the highest level since 2016 according to the EU’s border and coast guard agency on Friday. The agency’s preliminary calculations found 330,000 entries, with 45% of these entries in the Western Balkan region. 

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13 Jan 2023

Amhara forces withdraw from northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Forces from Ethiopia’s Amhara region have withdrawn from the neighboring Tigray region in line with the African-Union backed ceasefire. The troops fought in support of federal troops in the two-year civil war. The withdrawal is a large step towards implementing the agreement from November 2. The disarmament of the Tigrayan

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13 Jan 2023

Russia claims control of salt mine town Soledar

Russia has stated that it has captured the Ukrainian town of Soledar after a long battle. Claiming the salt-mine town has been called an important step for its offensive. The victory would allow Russian troops to move to Bakhmut to cut off the Ukrainian forces there.  Ukrainian officials claim the

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