Thousands of refugees attempt to cross Belarus-Poland border into EU

A crisis has erupted at the Belarus-Poland border, as thousands of refugees attempt to cross through Belarus into the EU. This follows the Belarusian government’s announcement this June that they would no longer hold back migrants seeking EU entry.

Indian Farmers win repeal of Modi’s black laws

Indian PM Narendra Modi has today announced that the BJP Government will repeal three highly controversial farming laws which prompted unrest throughout the country and with the Indian community throughout the world.

China bans “diehard” Taiwanese secessionists from travelling to mainland

The Chinese government have announced that individuals identified as “diehard Taiwanese secessionists” will be prevented from entering mainland China, or cooperating with businesses there. Such measures are expected to deter the secessionist movement in Taiwan, especially by removing the ability of associated businesses to make a profit from mainland China.

Saudi Arabia expels Lebanese ambassador over minister’s Yemen comments

The government of Saudi Arabia have expelled the Lebanese ambassador to their country, following comments made by a Lebanese politician on Saudi Arabia’s role in the war in Yemen. Ambassador Fawzi Kabbara was given 48 hours to leave the country, following backlash to comments by Lebanon’s Information Minister, George Kordahi. Mr Kordahi caused controversy when he argued the war in Yemen was “pointless and should stop”.

Chinese humanitarian aid arrives in Somalia

Despite the drastic increase in the production and shipment costs as well global instability, the Communist Party of China has stuck to its promise and has proven yet again its commitment to humanitarian values and internationalism as it continued on with the delivery.

Sudan protests calls for military coup as political crisis deepens

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in front of the presidential palace in Khartoum, Sudan on Saturday calling for the military to seize power as the country grapples with the biggest political crisis in its two-year transition from the government of long-standing president Omar al Bashir who was removed from power in 2019.  

Beirut protest turns violent as gunmen fire into crowd

On Thursday, a rally in Beirut fell into violence as gunmen opened fire upon the protestors. The rally, organised by Hezbollah and Amal movements among others, was heading for the Beirut Palace of Justice when snipers began to fire.

US soldiers have been stationed in Taiwan for at least a year, claim US officials

Soldiers from the United States have been training forces in Taiwan for at least a year, new reports have shown. The presence of serving US military on the island of Taiwan undermines agreements made between the USA and mainland China, including the 1979 agreement to sever formal between the USA and Taiwan, and withdraw its forces.

Barbados to ditch the royal family and become a republic

The nation of Barbados has announced its intent to remove the British monarch as its head of state, becoming a republic. By November 30th 2021, the 55th anniversary of Barbados’ independence, a president will be elected as the country’s new head of state.