22 Jun 2021

More than 8,500 children were used as soldiers in 2020, says UN

A new United Nations report released yesterday states that more than 8,500 children were used as soldiers last year in various conflicts across the world. The UN also found that nearly 2,700 child soldiers were killed in 2020. The UN’s chief Antonio Guterres’ annual report to the Security Council on

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28 May 2021

Schools in Ethiopia’s Tigray region pillaged, occupied: HRW

The months-long conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has damaged a quarter of all schools. All fighting sides have been implicated for participating in looting and occupying of education buildings. Since fighting broke out in November 2020, thousands of people are estimated to have been killed, and two million displaced.  The

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10 May 2021

Death toll rises to 85 in Afghanistan girls’ school bomb attack

On Saturday, a bomb attack targeted a school in Kabul. As of this morning, the death toll from the incident has risen to 85, according to Afghan officials. Another 147 people were confirmed to be wounded as a result of the attack, which occurred at the Sayed Al-Shuhada school for

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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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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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25 Feb 2021

Armenia PM Nikol Pashinyan denounces ‘attempted military coup’

The Armenian Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan, has warned of an attempted military coup after the country’s military forces attempted to push him and his cabinet to resign. Mr. Pashinyan was later seen marching with his supporters as part of a peaceful protest in the country’s capital city Yerevan. The opposition

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22 Oct 2020

As rivalry with Washington heats up, Beijing commemorates ‘victory’ in ‘war to resist US aggression’

On this week 70 years ago, a war called the “War the Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea” by the Chinese occurred. The war’s anniversary celebrations are often an occasion for anti-US rhetoric, as the war was seen as a great victory by China and North Korea. Depending on China’s

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15 Oct 2020

Chinese President Xi Jinping tells troops to focus on ‘preparing for war’

Chinese president Xi Jinping has reportedly told soldiers to prepare for war during a visit to a military base located in the southern province of Guandong. A state news agency called Xinhua reported the incident, which occurred on Tuesday. Xi also allegedly told soldiers to “maintain a state of high

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13 Oct 2020

Reported death toll in Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes about 600

The death toll from the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has reached 600, according to local media. The reported death toll includes military and civilian deaths as fighting continues despite calls for a cease-fire. On Tuesday, Nagorno-Karabakh declared that 16 of their servicemen had been killed in the conflict, bringing

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12 Oct 2020

Yemen Peace Process Falters as Fighting Intensifies and Hunger Spreads

Yemen has been suffering from increased conflict over recent days, with violence threatening a peace process previously stalled but set to be back in motion. Aid groups have been calling the war the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe. Around the port city of Hodeidah, Clashes have escalated, resulting in many deaths

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