Category: International Relations

UN Secretary-General calls for a global ceasefire

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Guterres calls for a global ceasefire amid Covid-19With the world facing the ongoing battle with Covid-19 and a race to find a vaccination and sustainable treatment drugs, the United Nations has recognized the threat and has put forth a request to assist in curving the threat of this virus. While most organizations, governments, and businesses…

Factsheet: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus

Reading Time: 2 minutes Official name: COVID-19 Also known as: 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease; SARS-CoV-2 Type: Coronaviruses; there are many different types as the name indicates, the virus is related to the SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) that caused an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002-2003. It is however not the same virus. Classification: respiratory illness Causes/origin: The…

Why the killing of Qasem Soleimani isn’t war

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Qasem Soleimani, who was the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force was killed in a US drone strike on the 3nd of January 2020. Killed with him was Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of the Iran-backed Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF). Soleimani was considered to be the architect of Tehran’s…

PM Boris Johnson’s ‘new’ deal….again

International Relations

Reading Time: 2 minutes While members of Parliament have been sparring for months over the deal Boris Johnson proposes to the European Union with Brexit, there seems to have been a breakthrough from the MPs in Westminster, but the EU is not so receptive. While Boris Johnson currently needs only 30 more opposing votes to turn in his favor,…