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China Oil Spill Now the Size of Paris

China Oil Spill Now the Size of Paris

On January 6, 2018, a Iranian tanker, the Sanchi, collided with a Hong Kong cargo ship at about 260 km (162 miles) off Shanghai, China’s richest city in terms of GDP, setting the oil tanker on fire. The Sanchi had 30 Iranian and 3 Bangladesh […]

North and South Korea to March at Olympics Under Joint Flag

North and South Korea to March at Olympics Under Joint Flag

Amidst the concerns of the international community regarding North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, North and South Korea had a series of talks regarding the North’s participation in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics starting February 9. Following the third rounds of talks at the demilitarized zone […]

India Tests Long-Range Missile

India Tests Long-Range Missile

Last Thursday, January 18th, India successfully tested a long range intercontinental ballistic missile, Agni 5, that was their first successful missile test after December 2016. India’s Defense Ministry tweeted that it was fired from Abdul Kalam island off the coast of Odisha. India is not […]

Fulani Herdsman become Nigeria’s Biggest Internal Threat

Fulani Herdsman become Nigeria’s Biggest Internal Threat

Fulani nomadic herdsmen continue to be Nigeria’s biggest internal security threat. Heavily armed, the herdsmen raze homes, destroy building and kill farmers and locals as they pass through different villages. Since 2016, they have taken their violence towards southern Nigeria, increasing the urgency of the […]

Saudi Royal Family Dissent and the Role of Crown Prince

Saudi Royal Family Dissent and the Role of Crown Prince

Recently, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was put in charge of an anti-corruption committee. The royal decree for the creation of the committee stated that it would deal with members of the royal family who are “putting their personal interest above public interest, and stealing […]

North Korea at 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics?

North Korea at 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics?

On December 31st 2017, North Korea’s Chairman Kim Jong Un warmly congratulated South Korea on hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang when delivering his new year address. He mentioned that in the light of the new year, he hoped that the North and the […]

Terrorist Leader Killed by Indian Security Forces

Terrorist Leader Killed by Indian Security Forces

On December 27, 2017, Noor Mohammad Tantray, a leader of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), was killed by Indian Security Forces during a fierce crossfire in the Pulwama district. The JeM, which stands for the Army of the Prophet Mohammed, is a separatist organization based in Pakistan […]