19 Oct 2021

U.S. Afghan Envoy Stepping Down After Failure of Talks

Zalmay Khalilzad, the current special representative for Afghanistan under the Biden administration, will step down after two years of unsuccessful negotiations over a peace deal with Taliban officials. The group seized control of Afghanistan in August. Mr. Khalilzad had held a range of different roles spanning several administrations, notably the

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13 Oct 2021

Ethiopia Launches Offensive Against Tigray Forces

Ethiopian government forces have launched an assault against the northern region of Tigray, seeking to recapture the rebellious area. The offensive raises concerns about a more devastating humanitarian crisis within the region. According to the United Nations, the Tigray region is already in the grip of famine due to the

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06 Oct 2021

Hezbollah threatened top judge probing Beirut port blast, source says

New speculation that Hezbollah urged the Lebanese government to stop investigating the Beirut port blast has emerged. According to those familiar with the situation, high-ranking Hezbollah official Wafiq Safa issued a verbal warning to Judge Tarek Bitar via an unidentified intermediary. The intermediary was reportedly a known individual to the

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30 Sep 2021

Mexican Government Seeks Arrest of Top Scientists in Funding Dispute

Mexican prosecutors are seeking the conviction of 31 renowned Mexican scientists who are facing allegations of organized crime and money laundering, marking the latest development in a dispute between the leftist government and the country’s leading academics and universities. The judge has rejected similar petitions twice, claiming that there has

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28 Sep 2021

China Releases Two U.S. Citizens Blocked From Leaving Since 2018

China has released two Americans who have been trapped in the country since 2018. Victor Liu and Cynthia Liu were allowed to return to the US following a Justice Department deal with a Chinese technology company executive, Huawei. Co. Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou will be allowed to return to

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21 Sep 2021

Sudanese government official says failed coup plotters were from Bashir regime

On Tuesday, several Sudanese officers attempted to overthrow the government in a military coup. However, the coup failed and most of the involved individuals have been arrested, according to government sources. Roughly 40 officers were arrested in connection with the attempt, which included taking over the state broadcaster’s television buildings

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20 Sep 2021

French ambassador to the US says they ‘absolutely weren’t informed’ of submarine deal

France’s ambassador to the US Phillippe Etienne stated in an interview on Monday that the breakdown of the French-Australian submarine deal came as a surprise to the country. Mr. Etienne stated that French Cabinet ministers were not given an indication that the agreement would be canceled even when representatives met

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15 Sep 2021

Haiti Prosecutor Seeks Charges Against Prime Minister in President’s Assassination

On Tuesday, leading Haitian prosecutor Ben-Ford Claude called on Judge Garry Orélien to charge Prime Minister Ariel Henry in connection with the July assassination of former Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. The Prime Minister fired the prosecutor in the latest updates to the assassination story that has deepened the country’s political

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20 Aug 2021

Deposed Afghan President Ghani Turns Up in Emirates

Ashraf Ghani, deposed Afghanistan President, has taken refuge in the United Arab Emirates after fleeing Afghanistan as the Taliban surrounded the capital city of Kabul. The UAE released a statement on Wednesday in which it welcomed Mr. Ghani and his family on humanitarian grounds. Mr. Ghani’s whereabouts had been unknown

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22 Jul 2021

Assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse Clashed With Some Business Magnates

New reports have emerged that the late Haitian President Jovenel Moïse regularly clashed with powerful oligarchs and business magnates. Mr. Moïse allegedly blamed the individuals for the state of the impoverished nation. In March, Mr. Moïse may have called the powerful individuals out, stating that corrupt oligarchs were the source

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