21 Apr 2021

Putin Warns Against Crossing Russia’s ‘Red Line’ Amid Military Buildup Near Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin stated on Wednesday that Moscow will not tolerate any foreign threats amid concerns over a huge Russian military buildup at the border with Ukraine. The buildup has prompted fears of an invasion as the country elevates its capabilities at military bases, seemingly priming for military conflict. The

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20 Apr 2021

Chad’s President Idriss Déby dies after ‘clashes with rebels’

Over the weekend, Chad’s President Idriss Déby dies after sustaining injuries during clashes with rebels in the north of the country. The announcement comes just a day after provisional election results projected his win, which would mark his sixth term in office. The government and parliament have been dissolved as

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15 Apr 2021

UN rights chief fears Myanmar heading to ‘full blown conflict’ with echoes of Syria

In a statement made on Tuesday, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights has warned that Myanmar is dangerously close to reaching a full-blown conflict with echoes of the Syrian civil war that began in 2011 and devastated the nation. The high commissioner, Michelle Bachelet, stated that the international

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13 Apr 2021

Ukraine’s President heads to the trenches as Russia masses its troops

Ukraine’s president joined its military force recently to observe the years-long conflict between Ukraine and Russia in action. More than 20 Ukrainian soldiers have died already this year as part of the conflict. Russian troops have been amassing on their side of the border, prompting the US and its NATO

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08 Apr 2021

Armed Conflict Draws Closer as State-Backed Cyber-Attacks Intensify

A new HP report details how the world is coming increasingly close to armed conflict sparked by cyberattacks. The study was compiled by University of Surrey senior lecturer in criminology, Mike McGuire. The study claims that there has been a 100% increase in significant state-backed attacks between 2017 and 2020.

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16 Mar 2021

Myanmar military extends martial law after bloodiest day since coup

Myanmar’s military has enacted martial law across more districts around the country and extended them in others following more bloody protests over the weekend. 50 protestors died in Myanmar when troops opened fire on demonstrations Sunday in Yangon. Protestors are currently demanding the release of ousted civilian leader Aung San

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25 Feb 2021

India and Pakistan Agree to Cease-Fire Along Their Disputed Border in Kashmir

Pakistan and India have agreed to a cease-fire along their disputed border, which is regarded as one of the most dangerous frontiers in the world. The two countries released a joint statement on Thursday confirming the agreement. The border, which is referred to as the Line of Control, is a

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19 Feb 2021

4 Chinese soldiers died in bloody India border clash last year, China reveals

Earlier today, China revealed that four of its People’s Liberation Army soldiers died during a bloody battle with Indian troops on the heavily disputed Himalayan border. The incident occurred in June of 2020 and consisted of hand-to-hand combat between the two countries, with each blaming the other for the casualties.

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18 Dec 2020

Mozambique’s Islamist insurgency, UN warns of rising violence in Cabo Delgado

The UN has released warnings of heightened violence in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, due to Islamic State activity. According to the United Nations, the number of refugees coming from northern Mozambique has quadrupled this year, totaling 420,000. The refugees are fleeing their homes due to conflict, starvation, and terrorism. A senior

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08 Dec 2020

UN upset that aid still blocked to Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Humanitarian officials working in the United Nations have claimed they still don’t have access to the Tigray region of Ethiopia, more than a week after Ethiopia and the UN signed a deal to allow aid to enter the region on November 29. Fighting between the Ethiopian government and Tigray has

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