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Qatar Becomes Focus of Terrorist Claims

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The nations surrounding Qatar have reportedly displayed “displeasure” with the Qatari government’s foreign policy. According to the BBC, “Tensions have arisen from Qatar’s support for the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood; its close relationship with groups such as the Taliban and certain al-Qaeda affiliates; and its relationship with Iran” (BBC). US President Donald Trump became involved in the discussion, […]

U.S. Criticized at G7 Climate Summit

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Last weekend, senior environment officials from each G7 country met in Bologna, Italy, to discuss how they will combat climate change in the future (WP). Topics ranged from ways to limit water pollution to new methods that would further increase sustainable development (Reuters). Every representative at the meeting, except those from the United States, signed […]

North Korean Government Releases Comatose U.S. Student

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Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia honors student detained in North Korea 17 months ago, was medically evacuated Tuesday. His release came following the visit of Joseph Yun, the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy on North Korea, who demanded his release on “humanitarian grounds” (Reuters). The student was discovered to have been in a coma […]

Japan Preparing for Potential Refugee Influx

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated that the government is preparing for a possible influx of refugees in case of a crisis on the Korean Peninsula. The Japanese government is drawing up plans for procedures such as protecting foreigners, constructing and operating shelters and screening asylum seekers. The government is also working on a plan […]

U.S. Official Calls for Increased Counterterrorism in Pakistan

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H.R. McMaster, top national security adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, met with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday to discuss policy (Reuters). Praising Pakistan’s democratic and economic development, McMaster called for relations between the U.S. and Pakistan “to confront terrorism in all forms.” These statements followed his interview in Afghanistan on Sunday, […]