Iraq Middle East

New Wave of Mass Migration Sparked as Over 82,000 Flee Fallujah

As the Iraqi army struggles to regain control of Fallujah, a humanitarian crisis unfolds. (GPA) 30,000 citizens fled Fallujah this weekend alone. That’s over 82,000 since the Iraqi army launched an offensive on the city about a month ago. Makeshift camps have been set up as Iraqi authorities struggle to to find resources to accommodate displaced […]

Afghanistan Asia Iran Israel & Palestine Middle East Pakistan

Important Global News Stories Outshined by the Orlando Shooting This Week

Clashes at the Pakistan/Afghanistan Border Afghan and Pakistani military have been fighting along the border for the past few days. Four have died so far. Each side blames the other for initiating the conflict which began on Sunday and appears to be over Pakistan’s construction of a new guard post and border crossing. Afghanistan has […]

Europe France

French Bill Would Grant Some Protection for Whistleblowers

(GPA) The economic reform bill, Sapin 2, aims to grant whistleblowers some type of protection. The bill will also finally put a general legal definition to the term “whistleblower.” A legal definition for “whistleblower” does not currently exist. With this economic reform bill, France will be journeying into uncharted territory as the rest of the EU […]

Business Labor

Mainstream Media Silent as Massive Strikes Take Place in France and South America

(GPA) Massive strikes have taken place this week throughout France and South America– which the mainstream media has failed to thoroughly acknowledge. Here’s a quick recap of this week’s expansive strikes and labor protests. Colombia Strikes and protests in Colombia entered their 3rd day today. 300,000 teachers have joined the agricultural workers today to protest the austerity of the […]

Israel & Palestine Middle East

Israel Remaps 15,000 Acres in West Bank Ahead of Peace Talks

(GPA) On May 29th, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly announced his willingness to work towards a statehood solution for Palestinians. But with new plans to massively expand West Bank settlements, it seems more and more less likely that this promise will come to fruition– at least in a reasonable manner. Netanyahu announced on Monday his […]

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Geopolitics Alert

May 15: Your Key Take-Aways for This Week From Geopolitics Alert

Here are your world news key take-aways for the week:   From Tunisia to Somalia, the United States increased its influence and military support throughout North Eastern Africa this week. Washington is trying to draft up a plan to supply the new UN-backed government in Libya with arms. The embargo on arms and assets has been […]

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Africa Kenya Somalia

The World’s Largest Refugee Camp is Closing

Nairobi, Kenya (TFC) The Kenyan government is constructing a timetable to close all refugee camps due to security concerns. About 600,000 people will be displaced– some of which have spent decades or even their entire lives in the camps. Kenya is home to the world’s largest refugee camp system. The Dadaab camp lies along the Somali […]

Africa Somalia

“Al-Shabaab Was a Psychological and Physical Prison,” Says Group Who Now Pledges Allegiance to ISIS

(TFC) The new militant group– Jahba East Africa– pledged allegiance to ISIS last week. An unnamed spokesperson took to Twitter to”Al-Shabaab Was a Psychological and Physical Prison,” Says Group Who Now Pledges Allegiance to ISIS call on all mujahideen in East Africa to leave al-Shabaab and other al-Qaeda affiliate groups. “We are telling the mujahideen in […]

Europe

John Kerry Met with Azerbaijan’s President Days Before Dispute in Nagorno-Karabakh Region

(TFC) On the morning of April 5th, Armenian separatists and Azeri defense ministry announced a ceasefire in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. But with such a complex and fragile history will this ceasefire hold? With foreign interests involved (including that of NATO members), and corruption exposed due to the recently leaked Panama Papers, this ceasefire […]

Afghanistan Asia

Taliban Plans for Violent Summer; United States Considers Airstrikes in Afghanistan

(TFC) –Despite efforts from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States, the Taliban continues to reject peace talk offers. As a result, the United States has been throwing around a plan involving offensive airstrikes. But with Afghanistan’s second largest resistance group, Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), agreeing to come to the table, things may not be so cut-and-dry. […]