02 Jun 2021

Malaysia accuses China of breaching airspace

In the latest development to conflict in the South China Sea, Malaysia has accused China of breaching airspace off the coast of the eastern state of Sarawak. Malaysia stated that it plans to summon China’s ambassador after the incident, which consisted of 16 Chinese military aircraft breaching airspace in the

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02 Jun 2021

Israel-Gaza Conflict Spurs Bitcoin Donations to Hamas

The bloody conflict between Israel and Gaza has sparked an influx in Bitcoin donations to Hamas, according to senior Hamas officials. The Palestinian militant group has effectively used the bitcoin technology to circumvent international sanctions and fund its military operations. The international attention that was garnered by the recent fighting

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26 May 2021

Pentagon Accelerates Withdrawal From Afghanistan

The United States has reportedly sped up its withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan and intends to be removed from the country completely by early to mid-July, alongside its NATO allies. US President Joe Biden originally planned a September 11 withdrawal deadline, however, the process has accelerated. However, while the

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26 May 2021

Mali’s vice president ousts president and prime minister from office, assumes power

On Tuesday, Mali’s transitional vice president Assimi Goita stated that he had removed the transitional president and prime minister from power, assuming the role of the top government official in the country. The announcement confirmed reports from several international groups that the leaders had been ousted by another member of

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24 May 2021

Myanmar ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court in person for first time since coup

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s ousted leader, attended a court hearing on Monday that marks her first appearance in person since she was forced out of her position by military forces on February 1. Suu Kyi has been detained since the coup and was able to meet with her legal

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21 May 2021

Nigerian army investigating reports that Boko Haram leader died blowing himself up to avoid capture

The Nigerian army is allegedly investigating reports that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau died after blowing himself up to avoid capture by a rival group. Shekau has to lead the extremist group for years, waging an insurgency in northeast Nigeria for more than a decade. There were multiple reports across

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10 May 2021

The Pentagon Inches Toward Letting AI Control Weapons

The Pentagon has been conducting a series of experiments in which artificial intelligence is the main driving force behind weapons’ performance. Last August, the military conducted a test with drones and robots, deploying them over a vast expanse of land south of Seattle. The machines were tasked with finding terrorists

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03 May 2021

Eight killed as Myanmar security forces fire on ‘spring revolution’ protests

Eight protestors died in Myanmar on Sunday after security forces opened fire on one of the biggest protests against military rule after a coup sent the country into crisis roughly three months ago. The protests were coordinated across Myanmar and international communities to create what organizers called the “global Myanmar

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28 Apr 2021

In Ukraine’s East, Fears Grow of New Russian Power Play

Ukraine faces mountain concerns of a new Russian power play as tensions between the two countries continue to increase. Russia has moved significant capabilities to a base just past the Ukrainian border, seemingly preparing to mobilize its military forces for conflict in Ukraine. Since Ukraine declared its independence seven years

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27 Apr 2021

Iranian Ships Swarmed U.S. Coast Guard Vessels in Persian Gulf, Navy Says

A group of Iranian boats allegedly harassed two US Coast Guard ships in the Persian Gulf earlier this month. Navy officials announced the incident, stating that it was the first of its nature in a year. The boats came from Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Gaurd Corps, according to the Navy.

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