04 Aug 2021

Gunmen attack home of Afghan defence minister in Kabul

An attack on the home of the Afghan defense minister has left eight dead. The incident marks the first major bombing by militants in Kabul for almost a year. The defense minister, Bismillah Khan Mohammadi, was not home at the time of the attack. Militants detonated a car bomb and

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04 Aug 2021

Taliban Commander Who Led Attack on Afghan City Was Released From Prison Last Year, Officials Say

According to Afghan and Western officials, the Taliban commander currently overseeing an assault on the city of Lashkargah, located in southern Afghanistan, is one of 5,000 former prisoners that were released by the Afghan government last year due to pressure from the United States. The commander in question, Mawlavi Talib,

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27 Jul 2021

Water crisis protests reportedly continue in Iran, with chants in capital

According to reports, street protests over water shortages throughout southwest Iran continued for the sixth night on Tuesday. The country has been experiencing a rise in violence, while residents in the capital shouted anti-government slogans. The protests came to light via a series of videos posted to social media on

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20 Jul 2021

Ethiopia’s Tigray forces enter neighboring Afar region, Afar says

A spokesman for Afar, a region neighboring Tigray in northern Ethiopia, has claimed that Tigray forces have mounted attacks in his territory. The announcement marks an expansion to the eight-month conflict, during which Afar has remained untouched. Tigrayan fighters allegedly crossed into Afar on Saturday, and conflict occurred throughout the

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19 Jul 2021

More than 70 killed in South Africa protests after former leader Jacob Zuma is jailed

Last week protests erupted across South Africa after former President Jacob Zuma turned himself in to authorities to serve a 15-month jail sentence for contempt of court. Zuma refused to appear at an anti-corruption commission where he was set to face several allegations, including bribery and fraud. Zuma has denied

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07 Jun 2021

Jihadists Massacre at Least 130 in Burkina Faso as West African Violence Surges

Over the weekend, jihadists surrounded a remote village located on Burkina Faso’s border with Niger and massacred at least 130 civilians, according to the government. The event marks the worst terrorist attack in the history of Burkina Faso despite a recent influx in extremist violence. The violence has prompted international

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13 May 2021

As rival gangs of Jews and Arabs clash on streets, fears mount of irreparable damage to Israeli society

Bands of Jewish and Arab citizens fought each other and police in towns across Israel for the third night early Thursday. The worst communal violence in two decades unfolded across mixed cities in Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the violence. Citizens consider Netanyahu to be dividing the citizens

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12 May 2021

Israel-Gaza: Fears of war as violence escalates

Over the past 38 hours, over 1,000 rockets have been fired, mostly at Tel Aviv, by Palestinian militants. Israel has carried out hundreds of air strikes, destroying two tower blocks in Gaza on Tuesday and Wednesday. Since Monday, at least 43 Palestinians have been killed along with six Israelis.  13

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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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30 Apr 2021

Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan violence: Deadly clash amid water dispute

A water dispute on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border has led to some of the worst clashes in years between the two counties. Thirteen people have been killed and 10,000 have been evacuated. People from both sides hurled stones at each other on Wednesday after surveillance cameras were installed at the disputed

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