Author: Katherine Dorrer

International NewsMiddle East

Lebanese Minister Criticizes Yemen War, Sparking Diplomatic Spat with Gulf Nations

Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries have announced the removal of Lebanese envoys, following statements made by the Lebanese Minister about the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen. The Gulf nations have also enacted a blanket ban on all imports from Lebanon, according to BBC News.

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International NewsAfrica

Sudan’s Military Arrests Prime Minister and Seizes Power

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and governmental officials were arrested in the capital city of Khartoum, halting the military and civilian power-sharing government that the country has utilized since late 2019 after President Omar al-Bashir was overthrown. As of Monday, October 25, 2021, Sudan is in a state of emergency, as thousands of pro-democracy protestors gather in the streets to oppose the military coup and the prime minister’s arrest, according to The New York Times.

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October 2021OpinionClimate Change

Could a New Legal Approach Curb Deforestation?

The Brazilian Government is ignoring the amount of carbon dioxide being emitted through the combination of deforestation and agricultural exploitation practices in the Amazon Rainforest under President Bolsonaro’s administration. Officials are failing to acknowledge the climate imbalance of the Global South, wildlife extinction, and habitat loss the rainforest is currently facing.

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International NewsAmericas

Haitian Migrants Sent Home to a State in Chaos

In Del Rio, Texas, thousands of Haitian migrants have gathered along the United States-Mexico border in the hopes of gaining asylum in the U.S., a reality they will not be able to achieve. The CDC, alongside the Biden Administration, has pointed to the COVID-19 pandemic as justification for the deportation of thousands of migrant families, reports ABC News.

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September 2021Opinion

Mass Migrations are on the Horizon if Politicians Keep Ignoring Climate Change

Conflicts and instability have been driving forces for migration across the world for decades, but now global leaders must worry about climate change before it is too late. Forced migration is often exhibited in areas of conflict where refugees and asylum-seekers hope to flee persecution, yet The International Red Cross estimates that there are currently more environmental refugees than political refugees.

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