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France: ‘yellow vest’ protests

France: 'yellow vest' protests

The yellow vests movement  is a protest movement that started online in May 2018 and led to demonstrations that began in France on Saturday, 17 November 2018 and rapidly spread to Wallonia, the formerly heavily industrialised southern part of Belgium. France has experienced social unrest and massive protests across the country since then. The

Yemeni Crisis: Political Instability, Civil War, Water Crisis and Outbreak of Cholera

Yemen Crisis: Political Instability, Civil War, Water Crisis and Outbreak of Cholera

Yemen is at present bruised because of ongoing political instability, civil war, water crisis and Malaria. The conflict has its roots in the failure of a political transition supposed to bring stability to Yemen following an Arab Spring uprising that forced its longtime authoritarian president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to hand

New US Sanctions on Iran

On May 8, US President Donald Trump announced Washington’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. The US president said that old sanctions would be restored, and new ones would be introduced in case Tehran attempted to pursue its nuclear ambitions. At the same time, Trump called for making a new

Second term for Egyptian president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi

Abdel Fatah al-Sisi was re-elected (March 29, 2018) for a second term. The election campaign was shrouded in controversy from the beginning five of his potential challengers were prevented from getting on the ballot. On 19 January, incumbent President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi had formally announced he would run for a

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