13 Sep 2021

Ukraine acknowledges sting operation for first time following CNN report

On Friday, Ukraine acknowledged a sting operation that aimed to lure suspected war criminals out of Russia. The country has not commented on the incident before. CNN released an investigation last week in which three former high-ranking Ukrainian military intelligence officials described operations that were designed to lure the war

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13 Sep 2021

Iran Pledges to Cooperate With U.N. Atomic Agency, Easing Nuclear Talks Threat

On Sunday, Iran reached an agreement with the United Nations atomic agency, stating that it will allow international inspectors to access some of the country’s nuclear-related sites. The agreement was likely an effort to avert a crisis in the negotiations that aim to restore the 2015 nuclear deal. International Atomic

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10 Sep 2021

Germany Investigates Russia Over Pre-Election Hacking

The federal prosecutor’s office in Germany is investigating who was responsible for hacking attempts aimed at politicians. The Foreign Ministry protested to Russia after several lawmakers and members of Parliament were targeted by phishing emails and attempts to obtain personal information. The federal prosecutor opened a preliminary investigation and cited

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10 Sep 2021

Flight lands in Qatar after Taliban cleared Americans and others to leave Afghanistan

The first passenger flight to leave Afghanistan after the US military airlift last month landed in Qatar on Thursday. The flight carried more than 100 foreign nationals including Canadian, American, Ukrainian, German, and British citizens. These citizens were among the 200 foreigners that were cleared to leave the country by

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10 Sep 2021

Lebanon gets new government amid deepening crisis

Over a year after the previous administration quit a new government has been announced in Lebanon. Lebanon’s richest man, Najib Mikati, became prime minister and the rest of the cabinet was named as well. The appointments end months of political standstill in Lebanon. After the resignation of the previous prime

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10 Sep 2021

Cuba begins vaccinating children as young as two for Covid-19

In a bid to get children back into classrooms, the Cuban government has begun vaccinating children as young as 2 years old for COVID-19. Cuba is believed to be the first to give young children the vaccine, but many countries say they will eventually vaccinate children. Cuban, homegrown vaccines were

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09 Sep 2021

Tanzania secures nearly $600M from IMF for COVID relief

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed to provide Tanzania with $567 million in emergency support to help the country finance a Covid-19 vaccination campaign and deal with the health and social costs of the pandemic. The IMF board approved the disbursement on Tuesday under its Rapid Credit Facility and

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09 Sep 2021

Indonesian Prison Fire Kills 41 Inmates

In Indonesia, a fire at a prison has killed 41 inmates. The fire, which occurred on Wednesday, highlights the dangers posed by the country’s overcrowded correctional facilities. Indonesia’s minister of law and human rights Yasonna Laoly stated that the prison was holding more than five times its capacity at the

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09 Sep 2021

Taliban to Allow 200 Americans, Other Foreigners to Fly Out of Kabul

The Taliban are allegedly allowing for roughly 200 Americans, US permanent residents, and holders of other Western passports to leave the country on a flight to Qatar that is scheduled for Thursday. This marks the first departure by air since US forces withdrew last month, according to American and Qatari

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08 Sep 2021

Russian emergencies minister Zinichev dies on Arctic drill

Russia’s Emergencies Minister Yevgeny Zinichev has died during an Arctic civil defense exercise, according to officials. The ministry stated that Zinichev died in Norilsk while attempting to save someone’s life. Zinichev has been the emergencies minister since 2018 and was reportedly a key member of President Vladimir Putin’s security detail

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