October 2023

2023October 2023

Hamas Releases Two American Hostages

American and British officials are continuously working with Qatar to secure the release of their own hostages, as well as the release of non-British and non-American nationals. Qatari officials have become the middleman between Hamas and U.S. officials’ negotiations regarding the release of the remaining American hostages

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2023October 2023

Argentinean president election heads to runoff

Argentina’s general election, held on October 22, will head to a runoff after no candidate achieved the required 45 percent of the vote to win, according to The New York Times. Financial Times reports that the election sought to select a new president and vice president, who will both take office on Dec. 10, as well as 130 lower house representatives and 24 senators. 

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2023October 2023

Collisions Between Philippine and Chinese Ships Spark International Outcry

According to Reuters, Chinese authorities said on October 22 that there had been a slight collision during a coast guard stop of Philippine ships carrying “illegal construction materials.” Manila responded that China’s actions were, “in violation of Philippine sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction,” calling them, “dangerous, irresponsible and illegal actions.”

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