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Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law Monday allowing him to run for an additional two terms, meaning that Putin could retain control of the Russian presidency until 2036. Putin first served as President of the Russian Federation from 2000 until 2008, then stepped down to serve as Prime Minister from 2008 until 2012, at [...]

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Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, Jordan’s former crown prince, was accused on Sunday of having links with foreign parties over “malicious plot” to undermine the country’s security and destabilize it. Jordan’s ruling family traces its lineage back to Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. After the death of King Al Hussein bin Talal in 1999, Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein was [...]

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Turkish prosecutors on Monday issued arrest warrants for 10 retired senior navy officials a day after 104 officials released a letter defending the Montreux Doctrine. The Montreux Doctrine is an agreement made in 1936 concerning critical waterways that run through Turkey, most notably the Dardanelles and Bosphorus straits. The terms of the international convention provide that [...]

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Prosecutors in the trial of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed Monday that Netanyahu used favors as “currency.” According to local media, Netanyahu is facing “charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in Case 4000, and fraud and breach of trust charges in Case 1000 and Case 2000.” He denies all charges and has [...]

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Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Lahore on Saturday sentenced five persons who led Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD), an organization founded by Hafiz Saeed with financial support from Osama bin Laden, each to nine years’ imprisonment for terrorism financing. JuD is known as the political arm of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), which was responsible for the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks [...]

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The G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US issued a statement on Friday calling for an independent and transparent investigation into alleged human rights abuses in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. There has been ongoing conflict between central government soldiers and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in the northern [...]

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Myanmar‘s ousted State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi is among several people to have been charged under the country’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act, one of her lawyers said Thursday, in what appears to be an escalation of the military junta’s campaign against her and her allies. According to chief lawyer Khin Maung Zaw, Suu Kyi [...]

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The European Union on Thursday released a statement accusing the Russian Federation of conducting a “conscription campaign” in Crimea, a move it said was yet “another violation of international humanitarian law.” In the strongly-worded statement, the EU spokesperson claimed that “the Russian Federation has launched yet another conscription campaign in the illegally-annexed Autonomous Republic of [...]

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Friday that the United States would lift sanctions on International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda that former President Donald Trump had imposed in September of last year. Then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo imposed sanctions on ICC staff after Bensouda launched an investigation into the US military’s involvement [...]

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The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities released a report Wednesday which considered the United Kingdom as a “model” for racial equality. The report, while acknowledging the existence of racism in the UK, placed the country above other European nations. It highlights the importance given to racial equality in policy decisions and in the media [...]

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