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EU Gets Tough on Migrant Smugglers

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Twice this year, migrant smugglers in the Mediterranean Sea brandished their weapons when Frontex, the European Union (EU) border agency, attempted to seize their boats (EU Observer 1). In response, Fabrice Leggeri, the Executive Director of Frontex, recently called for military protection for the agency’s border guards. The efforts to seize and destroy the boats […]

Venezuela Gets U.N. Seat; Turkey Is Denied

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Turkey, which has sought to project itself as a regional power in the Middle East, lost a non-permanent seat in the U.N. Council after member states voted on Thursday. Despite objections by the United States, Venezuela secured a seat on Thursday at the global table of high power, the United Nations Security Council, while Turkey, […]

Bahrain Urged to Free Human Rights Activist

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International organizations, including the United Nations and the Human Rights Watch, recently called on Bahrain to free Maryam al-Khawaja and other jailed human rights activists (HRW). Khawaja was taken into custody on August 30, 2014 when she arrived in her home country of Bahrain to visit her incarcerated father, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja (Aljazeera). Mr. al-Khawaja is one […]