12 Jan 2023

UAE names oil chief to lead COP28 talks

The head of the world’s 12th largest oil company has been named to lead the COP28 global climate talks later this year in Dubai. The chief executive officer of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company will lead the summit. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber is also the minister for industry and

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11 Jan 2023

Arrests ordered for top officials after capital stormed

Judicial authorities in Brazil have called for the arrest of top public officials after rioters overran government buildings. The former commander of the military police is one of the officials that has been arrested. Brazil’s former public security chief Anderson Torres and other officials who were deemed responsible for acts

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11 Jan 2023

Gas from faulty heaters kills nearly 20 in Algeria cold snap

At least 17 people have died due to carbon monoxide poisoning in Algeria. The low temperatures in the country have caused people to use crude heaters which emit dangerous fumes. NIne members of the same family died in the city of Bou Saada, another family of six died in the

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11 Jan 2023

Philippine top court voids old South China Sea energy deal

The Supreme Court in the Philippines on Tuesday stated the country’s 2005 energy exploration agreement with Chinese and Vietnamese firms was illegal. The court declared in the ruling that the constitution does not allow foreign entities to exploit natural resources in the Philippines. The agreement had expired in 2008, but

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10 Jan 2023

Chinese military stages large-scale military exercises around Taiwan

28 warplanes were sent across the median line of the Taiwan Strait by China on Sunday. This was the first large-scale military exercise of the year around the island.. The planes were among 57 others spotted near Taiwan, including J-10, J-11, J-16 and Su-30 fighters. H-6 bombers, drones and an

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09 Jan 2023

Brazil’s state organs slam ‘terrorist’ pro-Bolsonaro riots

The president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, along with leaders of both houses of Congress and the chief justice of the Supreme Court condemned the violent actions by the far-right supporters of the former President Jair Bolsonaro over the weekend. A pro-Bolsonaro mob stormed Congress, the Supreme Court

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09 Jan 2023

Ukraine enhances defenses in east amid relentless Russian attacks

Ukraine has stated that it is strengthening its forces around Bakhmut in the eastern Donbas region to repel attacks there by the Russian mercenary group Wagner. Kyiv has sent reinforcements to Soledar, near Bakhmut, where the situation was difficult.  Ukraine revealed that Russia attempted to storm the city from different

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09 Jan 2023

Crowd gathers outside prison in bid to stop executions in Iran

Dozens of people gathered to protest outside of a prison in Iran overnight after authorities were reported to be preparing to execute two anti-government protesters. The two protesters were hanged on Saturday, causing international condemnation. The people protesting the executions gathered outside of Rajai Shahr jail in the city of Karaj.

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06 Jan 2023

Chad says it foiled ‘destabilization’ attempt by officers

Chad’s government stated that its security forces stopped an attempt by a group of army officers to destabilize the country and undermine constitutional order. The plan was created by 11 officers and was led by the president of the Chadian Human Rights Organization. Security forces arrested those responsible after December

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06 Jan 2023

Deadly riots grip Mexican state after arrest of El Chapo’s son

Three members of the security force have died in conflict in the state of Sinaloa after the arrest of a son of El Chapo, a notorious Mexican drug kingpin. Ovidio Guzmán-López alleged himself to be a leader of his father’s former cartel. He was captured in Culiacán and was transferred

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