Global / 11/08/2020 Protests across Belarus following election fraud allegations

Protesters have taken to the streets across Belarus following a controversial election result on Sunday. The presidential election saw incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko receive around 80% of all votes, however this has been disputed by rival Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who said: “I will believe my own eyes – the majority was for us… The authorities should...

Global, Main Stories / 11/08/2020 Over 140 dead in 20 years: can Mexico save its journalists?

Various press organisations have called for justice after the total death tally of journalists in Mexico has risen to more than 140 over the last 20 years. Five have already been murdered this year, with the latest being Eduardo Ochoa, a freelance reporter shot dead outside his home in the city of Uruapan on August...

Global, Main Stories / 10/08/2020 Lebanon PM announces official resignation of cabinet

Former Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced the official resignation of Lebanon’s cabinet following the Beirut explosion last week. Mr Diab described the political elite as “the real trouble… the real catastrophe in Lebanon”, emphasising blame had been transferred to his government, who had “exerted maximum effort” in their service, for corruption and past mistakes within...

Global / 10/08/2020 Taiwan confirms Chinese jets entered airspace amid US visit

Taiwan has confirmed its air defences detected multiple Chinese jets enter its airspace amidst heightened tension with Beijing. The United States’ health secretary, Alex Azar, is currently visiting the island whilst sitting down to hold talks with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen. This has risen tensions between Washington and China, with the latter declaring it a...

Global / 07/08/2020 Anti-government protests erupt in Lebanon

Anti-government protests have broken out in Lebanon following an explosion in Beirut port that killed at least 154 people with a further 5,000 injured. Although President Michel Aoun has stated: “the cause of the explosion has not yet been determined”, it is suspected 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate had ignited after being unsafely stored in...

Global, Main Stories / 05/08/2020 Beirut sees explosions further worsening the Lebanon situation

On Tuesday evening, Beirut witnessed two horrifying explosions in its port area, which the Lebanese government has blamed on a warehouse containing almost 3000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate. Videos of the second explosion went viral on social media. Footage showed columns of fire and smoke -the result from the first explosion- moments before the second,...

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Update on Yemen’s current situation

Yemen is yet again in danger of a severe hunger and food security crisis. Despite 80% of the population already relying on humanitarian aid before the coronavirus outbreak, the United Nations’ Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis predicts a huge increase of acute food insecurity by the end of the year – therefore, potentially…

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Venezuela’s Supreme Court removes opposition party leaders

The Supreme Court of Venezuela, which is loyal to Nicolás Maduro, the current President, has ousted the leaders of two of the country’s main opposition parties. The decision comes ahead of this year’s anticipated parliamentary elections. The vote has not yet been scheduled, but this ruling is already fuelling suspicions of election fraud by Mr…

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China reimplements restrictions due to rising coronavirus cases

A new outbreak of coronavirus in Beijing has proven to be the most severe since the original epidemic in February. This has led to government officials reimplementing restrictions and rising concerns regarding the efficacy of previous quarantine measures. Excluding Chinese nationals returning from abroad, Beijing had reported no new locally transmitted cases of the virus…

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Black Lives Matter around the world

The murder of George Floyd while under police custody sparked multiple protests around the world displaying their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Here are some covered by our Global Writers! South Africa Resonating particularly with a post-colonial country that was scarred by decades of apartheid, the BLM movement has ignited in South Africa’s…


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