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SpaceX’s Fourth Starship Launch: A New Era in Space Exploration

Early this morning, SpaceX marked a significant milestone with the fourth successful launch of its Starship spacecraft. This event represents a pivotal moment in space exploration, highlighting advancements in reusable rocket technology and paving the way for future interplanetary missions.  The Launch Event The fourth successful launch of the Starship occurred at SpaceX's Boca Chica launch site in Texas. Designated as...

US Announces Sanctions Against West Bank Lions’ Den

The Spokesman of the US State Department, Matthew Miller, has announced sanctions from the State Department against the West Bank Palestinian militant group, the Lions' Den. Sanctions and Who Are the Lions' Den It is unclear the exact effect that the State Department is trying to reach with sanctions on the group. The Lions' Den has its basis in Palestinian youths...

Crisis in Motion: Insurgency in Mali

Overview: In November 2020, Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres described the Sahel—the semi-arid area draping across Senegal in the west all the way to Eritrea in the east—as a "microcosm of cascading global risks converging in one region." The Sahel separates sub-Saharan Africa from the deserts of northern Africa and, in recent years, it has become a hotbed of...

Botswana: The Faux Diamond of Africa?

Introduction The Southern African nation of Botswana remains a largely overlooked player in international affairs. With a land mass similar to that of Texas, but a population of just 2.7 million, this sparsely populated, arid, landlocked country is the fourth richest in Africa. It is also one of Africa’s most peaceful and most stable countries, boasting the lack of any...

A Look into Rwanda’s Migration Deal with Libya

The United Kingdom's controversial legislation to deport illegal migrants to Rwanda has passed, after two years of delays. However, this deal is not the first migration deal Rwanda has signed in order to receive migrants from other countries. In 2019, Rwanda signed a deal with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and the African Union (AU) in order...

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German Government Introduces Bill Regarding the Low Number of Soldiers

The German government introduced a bill on Wednesday that would send a questionnaire to all citizens who have turned 18 regarding their willingness to enlist in the Bundeswehr. The new bill was announced by...

Argentine Senate Passes Bases Law

Argentina's Senate passed President Javier Milei's controversial "Bases Law" on Wednesday, over a month after the bill passed through the Chamber of Deputies and followed a deadlocked vote in the Senate alongside a large-scale...

China Advises Pakistan: Adhere to the UN

Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif returned from a visit to Beijing on June 8th, where he met with President Xi Jinping and the presiding officer of the National People's Congress. Sharif also talked...