14 Sep 2022

Russia covertly spent $300m to meddle abroad – US

Since 2014, Russia has covertly spent over $300m to influence politicians in more than 24 countries according to allegations by the US. The Department of State made this allegation after a US intelligence assessment was declassified and released on Tuesday.  Russia has not publicly commented on the issue of meddling

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30 Aug 2022

At least 23 dead amid fighting in Iraq after Moqtada al-Sadr quits

Some of the worst fighting in years has broken out in Iraq’s capital of Baghdad. At least 23 people have been killed in the fighting that was sparked by Moqtada al-Sadr’s decision to quit politics. Supporters of Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr clashed with security forces and militias aligned with

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23 Aug 2022

Thousands of Indian farmers return to New Delhi in fresh protests

Massive protests have broken out across New Delhi in a renewed show of opposition against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The protests began on Monday when thousands of farmers gathered to publicly voice their anger over unfulfilled promises made by the government concerning the population. The protests are occurring eight months

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10 Aug 2022

Sri Lanka’s ousted president seeking entry to Thailand after weeks in Singapore

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, former Sri Lankan president, has requested to enter Thailand for a temporary stay. This marks the second Southeast Asian country Rajapaksa has attempted to enter after he fled his nation last month due to mass protests. The Thai foreign ministry reported the request on Wednesday. Rajapaksa entered Singapore

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10 Aug 2022

Kenyans Vote in Tight Race Amid Shifting Alliances and Struggling Economy

In Kenya, voters headed to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new president and officials in a balanced presidential race between longtime allies that later turned into rivals. One of the candidates is associated with Kenya’s founding families and the other claims to represent the struggling working class. The

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18 May 2022

Hezbollah and allies lose parliamentary majority in Lebanon election

In Lebanon’s parliamentary elections, the Iran-backed Shia Muslim Hezbollah movement and its allies lost their majority number of seats. The results of Sunday’s election shows that the bloc’s candidates won 62 of 128 seats, three fewer than it needed to maintain a majority. While Hezbollah itself retained its own seats,

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17 May 2022

Guinea Bissau president dissolves parliament in new political row

President Umaro Sissoco Embalo of Guinea-Bissau has dissolved the parliament and announced that parliamentary elections will be held this year to resolve an ongoing political crisis. There has been tension between the parliament and presidency of the nation for months.  Embalo stated the differences between him and the parliament were

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21 Apr 2022

Russia tests nuclear-capable missile that Putin calls world’s best

Russia has reportedly test-launched a nuclear capable intercontinental ballistic missile. On Wednesday, Russia’s leader President Vladimir Putin stated that the test should make enemies of Moscow stop and think about their interactions with the country. Putin was shown addressing the nation on TV after being told by the military that

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07 Apr 2022

Yemen’s President Cedes Power Amid International Efforts to End Civil War

Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has ceded his powers to a leadership council in a Saudi-backed move aimed at re-establishing negotiations with Houthi rebels. The negotiations seek to end the country’s sever-year civil war that has wreaked havoc on Yemen’s political and economic stability. Before leaving his own position,

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17 Mar 2022

Leftist Gabriel Boric sworn in as Chile’s president in sharp political shift

Gabriel Boric, a Chilean leftist, was sworn in as president on Friday. This marks the sharpest shift in the country’s politics since it returned to democracy 30 years ago. Boric is a former protest leader and lawmaker and is Chile’s youngest ever elected leader.  Boric’s election has raised hope among

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