Global, Main Stories / 19/01/2021 Gulf countries restore diplomatic ties with Qatar

Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies have agreed to restore diplomatic relations with Qatar, ending a three-year boycott of the gas-rich state. Known as the Arab quartet, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt initially severed diplomatic ties with Doha in mid-2017 following accusations the state had been supporting terrorism. Qatar denies such...

Global / 19/01/2021 “Lifting the veil on North Korea: a since fallen nation”

In a rare bleak address to his country, leader Kim Jong-un has admitted governmental defeat to a mask-less Workers’ Union party in Pyongyang, revealing the nation’s 5 year economic initiative has ‘tremendously’ failed to meet goals in almost every anticipated area. The economic policy rolled out in 2016 was the first since 1980, aspiring to...

Global / 19/01/2021 Hong Kong arrests 53 pro-democracy activists in latest crackdown

53 of Hong Kong’s most prominent pro-democracy activists have been arrested in morning raids, the largest national crackdown since the passing of the National Security Law last year. In the early hours of Wednesday the 6th, an estimated 1000 police officers took part in raids across 72 locations across the city. In total, 53 pro-democracy...

Global / 19/01/2021 Abortion legalised in Argentina

Terminations up to the 14th week of pregnancy have now been legalised in Argentina. In an area which holds the world’s most restrictive abortion laws, this is a huge step forward for the sexual and reproductive rights of women. The new law replaces the 1921 ruling stating abortion is illegal, with exceptions given for cases...

Global, Main Stories / 08/01/2021 Pro-Trump mobs storm US Capitol buildings

Yesterday, thousands of Trump supporters force entry into the US Capitol building following Trump urging them to march in response to the US Presidential Election results, resulting in four deaths with one woman being shot and 52 being arrested. As a last bid to upturn the vote that was insubstantially claimed to have been subjected...

Global / 04/01/2021 Global Investigates: China and the Uighur internment camps. “This isn’t indoctrination. It’s eradication”

Xinjiang has descended into darkness. Cries of anguish and suffering can be heard from the northwest region of China. Internment camps, known as “re-education camps” to some, but concentration camps to others, are thought to be housing some of the most brutal human rights violations seen in recent memory. Families have been torn apart. Mothers...


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Joe Biden wins US presidency

Joe Biden has won the race to become the next US president. Based on media projections, Biden will become the 46th president of the United States, defeating his predecessor Donald Trump. It is believed the Democrat leader has won the major battleground state of Pennsylvania, launching him to exceed the necessary 270 Electoral College votes…

US Election: Global

How will US foreign policy be affected by a second Trump term?

The Trump 2020 campaign makes seemingly contradictory foreign policy statements. It promises that under a second term of a Trump presidency, Trump will “Stop endless wars and bring our troops back” while also insisting that he will “Maintain and expand America’s unrivalled military strength”. This may be because of Trump’s desire to appeal to both…


Beheading in France shocks nation

47-year-old French history and geography teacher, Samuel Paty, was beheaded in public on the 16th October in the Paris suburb of Éragny by 18-year-old Chechen refugee Abdullakh Anzorov, after showing students a picture of the Prophet Muhammed 10 days before to teach the class about freedom of expression. Anzorov was subsequently shot dead by French…


Tensions rise between China and Taiwan

Taiwan’s national day has created further tension with China following a recent diplomatic conflict in Fiji.  The events unraveled when Taiwan’s trade office in Fiji held approximately 100 distinguished guests in the Grand Pacific Hotel in the Fijian capital, Suva. A fight broke off when Chinese officials were accused by Taiwan’s foreign ministry of  taking…

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