08 Sep 2021

National security police arrest organizers of Hong Kong’s Tiananmen vigil

Four activists from a Hong Kong pro-democracy group called the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China were arrested on Wednesday morning after the group failed to comply with a police order that requested information on alleged national security grounds. Police had reportedly sought details concerning

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07 Sep 2021

Taliban fire warning shots at protest in Kabul

On Tuesday, hundreds of protestors took to the streets of Kabul to denounce Taliban rule and demand women’s rights. They were met with warning shots fired by Taliban forces to disperse the large crowd in the capital. Video footage shows protestors fleeing the scene while heavy gunfire is audible in

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07 Sep 2021

Syrian oil spill spreads across the Mediterranean and could reach Cyprus on Wednesday

Last week, a tank filled with 15,000 tons of fuel was discovered to have been leaking since August 23 at a thermal power plant on the Syrian coastal city of Baniyas. Although Syrian officials claimed to have brought the leak under control, the oil spill is growing and spreading across

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03 Sep 2021

New Zealand Police Kill ‘Extremist’ Who Stabbed 6 in ISIS-Inspired Attack

A knife attack at a supermarket in New Zealand has injured six people and been labeled a terrorist attack by the prime minister. The suspect was shot and killed by police and had been under constant, active surveillance at the time of the attack. The Sri Lankan National who carried

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03 Sep 2021

Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Millions at risk under aid blockade – UN

Aid supplies are not reaching the conflict-area in the north of Ethiopia. An aid blockade is in effect on the Tigray region while a spokesperson for the government denies that supplies are being halted. Millions of civilians are depending on food, nutrition supplies, medicine and other aid. The UN approximates

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03 Sep 2021

South Africa will no longer send J&J vaccines to Europe, AU envoy says

An arrangement in which South Africa would ship Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccines to Europe has been suspended according to the African Union Special Envoy for Covid-19 response. The suspension is in part due to interventions by the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen,

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03 Sep 2021

Yoshihide Suga announces intention to step down after less than a year as Japan’s Prime Minister

On Friday, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced he will not run in the forthcoming leadership election for his party. This announcement effectively cedes the position and opens the race to other candidates after he has been prime minister for less than a year. Suga assumed the position last September

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02 Sep 2021

North Korea Rejects Covid-19 Vaccine Doses

North Korea has decided not to accept roughly three million doses of Covid-19 vaccines developed by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech Ltd. The country stated that the doses should be sent to countries that have been hit harder by the pandemic. The shots were offered over the past few weeks

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01 Sep 2021

Japan finds black particles in Moderna vaccine

Just a week after Japan suspended the use of roughly 1.63 million Moderna Covid-19 vaccine doses due to contamination, another batch has been put on hold after a foreign substance was found in a vial. The foreign substance was detected by a pharmacist in the Kanagawa Prefecture, according to authorities.

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01 Sep 2021

Houthi strikes on Yemen base kill at least 30, spokesman says

At least 30 soldiers were killed and an additional 60 wounded on Sunday due to a Houthi strike on a Yemeni military base belonging to a Saudi-led coalition. The base is located in the southwestern region of the country, according to a spokesman for southern forces Mohamed al-Naqeeb. The Houthis

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