Global, News / 27/11/2020 Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist Assassinated

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s top nuclear scientist, has been assassinated near Tehran, the country’s capital. The attack, which took place on Friday, severely injured Mr Fakhrizdeh, who later died in hospital.  Iran’s defence ministry described the events in a statement released shortly after Mohsen Fakhrizdeh’s death: “Armed terrorists targeted a vehicle carrying Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, head of...

Global / 24/11/2020 Unrest in Peru following Presidential impeachment

Unrest and clashes have taken place recently in the capital of Peru, Lima, as a result of the impeachment of President Martin Vizcarra and the ascendancy of Manuel Merino as the interim President. Clashes have been between mostly young civilian protestors and local security forces, in which two protestors, both students, have been killed. Many...

Global / 24/11/2020 Brutal beheadings in latest attack in Mozambique insurgency

Over 50 people have been beheaded in a mass execution in northern Mozambique. It is believed the killings were carried out by so-called Islamic State militants. State media has reported the beheadings were committed on a football pitch, a makeshift “execution ground”.  Reports have also emerged of numerous other beheadings in the nearby village of...

Global / 24/11/2020 Aung San Suu Kyi’s party wins majority in controversial Myanmar election

Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling party, National League for Democracy (NLD), has so far won 346 seats, surpassing the 322 required for victory. The election has been surrounded by controversy over disenfranchisement of ethnic minorities and accusations of fraud by the opposition. The 2020 election is only the second held following the end of 49...

Global / 24/11/2020 Insurgency grips Ethiopia

Ethiopian government forces have launched a military offensive on the local rulers of  the north-west region Tigray for defying Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali’s authority. On 4th November, Abiy accused Tigray authorities of attacking and looting a military camp. The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) have denied the attack, claiming Abiy has fabricated the story...

Global / 24/11/2020 Global investigates: the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

“When I look at the list of the fallen, I realise we have lost an entire generation”. Homes are left in ruin, the dead litter the roadsides, villagers begin to torch their houses. The region of Nagorno-Karabakh is in turmoil. The Russian-brokered peace deal went into effect on November 10th. The military conflict is over,...

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Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist Assassinated

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s top nuclear scientist, has been assassinated near Tehran, the country’s capital. The attack, which took place on Friday, severely injured Mr Fakhrizdeh, who later died in hospital.  Iran’s defence ministry described the events in a statement released shortly after Mohsen Fakhrizdeh’s death: “Armed terrorists targeted a vehicle carrying Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, head of…

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Insurgency grips Ethiopia

Ethiopian government forces have launched a military offensive on the local rulers of  the north-west region Tigray for defying Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali’s authority. On 4th November, Abiy accused Tigray authorities of attacking and looting a military camp. The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) have denied the attack, claiming Abiy has fabricated the story…


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