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Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas reach an historic unity deal

A historic agreement between rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas was reached on Thursday, in the form of a reconciliation deal brokered by Egyptian intelligence and backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The deal is being regarded…

Giant Tech Companies vow to fight extremism

The modern day tech ‘Big Four’ can now add combating extremism to their list of services. Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft have faced huge critique from political figures all over the world for their inaction in this regard. The opening…

Saudi Arabia is Starving Yemen into Submission

Last Monday, Saudi Arabia declared that it would force the closure of all air, land and sea ports in Yemen. This is the latest move in a long, brutal campaign against Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement, who the Saudis regard as…

Democrats Gain From Trump’s Unpopularity In US Elections

A year after his election, Donald Trump and his political project has been hit with a major set-back after Democrats won resounding victories in races across the country, which if repeated next year could mean the Republican’s will lose control…

How Hillary stole the 2016 US election from Bernie

Last year, Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign sent shockwaves through the American political world. When he announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination in April 2015, the polls showed him 70% behind Hillary Clinton. Few outside political circles had ever even…

Czech Legislative Elections: Billionaire to be Prime Minister

Andrej Babiš, founder and leader of the right-wing populist ANO (“yes”) party and media tycoon, could claim most votes at the legislative elections in Czech Republic last Friday and Saturday. The party scored around 30 % at a turnout of about…

IS ‘capital’ Raqqa falls to Syrian forces

On Tuesday the 17th October the US-backed Syrian Defence League (SDF) recaptured Raqqa from IS forces. The recapture of the so-called IS ‘capital’ was an arduous battle which has taken place over the last four months. In January 2014 the…

2017 Austrian National Council Elections: Victory for the Right as Expected

The centre-right ÖVP party can be declared winner of this year’s Austrian National Council elections. With 31.7 % of the first polls showing an increase of 7.7 % for the ÖVP compared to previous elections in 2013. Current chancellor Christian Kern’s…

United States, Israel to quit UNESCO over ‘anti-Israel bias’

The United States is formally withdrawing from the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), citing structural ‘anti-Israel’ bias and mounting membership fees owed to the international agency. “This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects US concerns with…

Anti-nuclear campaign group wins Nobel Peace Prize

On Friday, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Ican, an international anti-nuclear campaign group, for their “groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty prohibition” on nuclear weapons worldwide. The decision has been regarded as particularly significant at a time when…