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Belarus accused of creating migrant crisis at Polish border

Delegates from the European Union and the US have urged the UN Security Council to take action against Belarus for what they believe to be an orchestrated attempt to destabilise the EU border. Lukashenko’s government has been accused of mobilising over 2,000 migrants out of Belarus and into Poland, seemingly in response to earlier sanctions placed on Belarus by the EU. Last week, the EU, alongside other Western delegates, issued a statement to the security council in New York, strongly condemni

Democratic leader detained in military coup in Myanmar

Following a military coup, Aung San Suu Kyi, the democratically elected leader of Myanmar has been detained, and a state of emergency declared. Myanmar’s military has seized control of the country in a coup d’état, detaining the de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, alongside members of her party and other top officials in government. The coup was staged in the early hours of Monday morning, with tanks rolling down the main street of Myanmar’s capital, Naypyidaw, where the parliament was set to a

Protestors in Guatemala set Congress on fire

A section of Guatemala’s Congress building was set ablaze by protestors as a result of contentious budget cuts amidst natural disasters and humanitarian crises. Protestors in Guatemala’s capital partially set the nation’s Congress building on fire during demonstrations on Saturday which saw over ten thousand descend on the streets of the city to call for the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei following his government’s recently published budget bill. The bill has garnered accusation

French-Arab relations under strain following murder

French President, Emmanuel Macron, has been criticised by various Arab leaders for comments made about Islam and secularism in France. Many Muslim countries are now boycotting French products. Last week, the world watched in familiar horror at the murder of teacher, Samuel Paty, by an Islamic extremist in the middle of a suburban street outside Paris. The assailant, who targeted the teacher for showing an image of the Prophet Muhammad (considered deeply offensive to the Islamic faith) to his cl

Rohingya refugees face chaos in Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees find their settlements are in chaos as gang warfare takes over camps in Bangladesh. The refugees are fleeing repression from the Myanmar Government. “When it is night, it becomes hell” the words of a refugee currently situated in a Bangladeshi camp hosting Rohingya Muslims who have fled persecution in Myanmar. Now across the border, they face new unrest as gang warfare and drug trafficking within the camps has emerged. The developing situation has already resulted in seven dea

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From sailing the Congo River to spiritual rituals in Bhutan to hunting deer in the Scottish Highlands, there were few parts of the world left unknown to Anthony Bourdain before his untimely death in 2018. The culinary aficionado takes us on a tour of the most wild and fascinating cuisines, cultures and people. It wouldn’t be an Anthony Bourdain series without food. The chef and restauranteur makes a point to explore everything on the menu. With each episode, a new palette is introduced: down st

New wave of protests erupt in Venezuela

Venezuela has seen fresh protests following shortages of basic commodities such as food, water and power. Resulting in a Government crackdown. Neighbours gather in the streets of Venezuela’s poorest regions to bang pots and pans in protest of their government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic; a traditional South American way of expressing discontent with authority after many have been left struggling to access basic household essentials since the start of the country’s lockdown. After a

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