Media Coverage

1/13/2020

Former Ivory Coast political leader Charles Blé Goudé said Monday he had been sentenced in absentia to 20 years in prison by an Ivorian court over murder, rape and torture charges.

1/13/2020

A draft deal to revive Northern Ireland's defunct government was published last Thursday, three years to the day since the province's executive collapsed in acrimony. The document throws down the gauntlet to the region's parties ahead of a Monday deadline which will see an election called if no deal is agreed.

1/7/2020

The nine-month assault on the UN-backed Libyan government has moved closer to a bloody climax, with the Tripoli administration reeling from the loss of key coastal territory to rebel forces and a lack of international condemnation of a drone strike that massacred 30 of its military cadets.

1/7/2020

Police prevented Guaido from entering the National Assembly he heads on Sunday, and a corruption-tainted opposition lawmaker, Luis Parra, declared himself parliament speaker in his absence, setting the stage for the latest confrontation in crisis-wracked Venezuela.

1/7/2020

Iraq's parliament has passed a resolution calling on the government to expel foreign troops from the country as Iran-U.S. tensions escalate following the killing of a top Iranian military commander and Iraqi armed group leader in a U.S. strike in Baghdad.

1/7/2020

Putin’s visit is the second to the war-torn country where his troops have been fighting alongside Syrian government forces since 2015.

1/7/2020

The U.N. secretary-general says 2019 was the most violent year for former fighters from Colombia’s largest rebel group since it signed a peace deal with the government in 2016. Antonio Guterres said in a report to the U.N. Security Council circulated Thursday that 77 members of the former rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC, were killed up until December 26, compared with 65 in 2018 and 31 in 2017.

In addition, he said, 14 ex-FARC combatants disappeared and 29 were targets of attempted homicides.

12/31/2019

The de facto leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, listened quietly in the audience of the United Nation's high court on Tuesday, as lawyers recounted the mass killing, rape, and torture of Myanmar's Muslim minority Rohingya.

During her testimony, Suu Kyi told the panel of judges that Myanmar's military was merely dealing with an internal armed conflict when soldiers responded to "coordinated and comprehensive attacks" by militants in the region. 

12/31/2019

Algerians have elected a new president following the ouster of longtime ruler Abdelaziz Bouteflika. In the controversial election that saw huge protests and a boycott, five candidates with links to the Bouteflika regime squared off and former Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune came out ahead.

12/31/2019

Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Lai Jui-lung yesterday urged National Taiwan University to hand over historical files associated with the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) to the Transitional Justice Commission so that they could be made public.

A request by the commission to the university for the files is part of efforts to “restore historical truths,” Lai said, adding that the university should comply with such requests instead of refusing them and working with the KMT.

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