“A quiet man” Manuel Diaz-Canel to replace Castro leadership

“A quiet man” Manuel Diaz-Canel to replace Castro leadership

After 59 years of Castro leadership in Cuba, Manuel Díaz-Canel is set to replace Raúl Castro as the nation’s new head of state. While many would hope that a change in leadership might indicate a pivot in political thought away from...
read more
Armenian premiership in Parliament’s hands following mass protests leading to former PM’s resignation

Armenian premiership in Parliament’s hands following mass protests leading to former PM’s resignation

Former Prime Minister of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan conceded to the demands of the political opposition and civil activists amid mass protests and resigned his post on April 23, 2018. Three days later Nikol Pashinyan—an opposition member of parliament (MP)—has...
read more
Daughters for Life program ends due to lack of funding

Daughters for Life program ends due to lack of funding

For the first time since the start of the three-year pilot program in 2014, there are no Daughters for Life in the incoming cohort of 2018. Since 2010, the Daughters for Life Foundation, based in Toronto, Canada, has helped more...
read more
‘The Uzbek Spring’: Recent developments in Uzbekistan prompt cautious optimism

‘The Uzbek Spring’: Recent developments in Uzbekistan prompt cautious optimism

When the death of President-for-Life of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Abduganiyevich Karimov was announced on Sept. 2, 2016, Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev quickly took over the governance of the country. Since then, Mirziyoyev and his administration hav...
read more
Russia continues construction of natural gas pipeline

Russia continues construction of natural gas pipeline

The $400 billion deal between state energy giants China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and Gazprom was apparently a boon for the People’s Republic of China, the Russian Federation and their respective development plans in East Asia. What is less appar...
read more
Mission possible: how to study abroad successfully with disabilities

Mission possible: how to study abroad successfully with disabilities

Studying abroad is hard enough, requiring considerable investments of time, money and planning. It can also impose significant emotional and mental strain as a result of marked changes in daily routine and academic schedule. While every disability presents its...
read more
Saudi regime attempts vast reconsolidation with high-up purges and war cries

Saudi regime attempts vast reconsolidation with high-up purges and war cries

An estimated 500 people of high ranking authority within the Saudi family and regime were detained in the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh-Saudi Arabia’s capital city, beginning on Nov. 4, 2017. The next day, eight Saudi authorities died in a helicopter...
read more
Importing of trophy elephant tusks may soon be legal

Importing of trophy elephant tusks may soon be legal

“Selling a threatened animal’s life to raise money for ‘conservation’ is like selling a child on the black market to raise money to fight child molestation,” the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) concluded in a statement against...
read more
Iran-Iraq earthquake: another natural disaster

Iran-Iraq earthquake: another natural disaster

Iranians frantically dug through rubble in a search for survivors on Monday, after a devastating earthquake struck near the Iraqi border that killed or injured hundreds of people. More than 500 people were reported dead and thousands injured after the...
read more
Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe’s President

Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe’s President

An intense and tumultuous period in Zimbabwean politics has culminated in the successful installment of a new president after 37 years of rule by Robert Mugabe. New president Emmerson Mnangagwa, a longtime member of Zimbabwe’s political elite, was nicknamed ...
read more
1 2 3 11