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Suspended Deputy Police Chief Collected 16,000 Signatures to Impeach NACC Commissioner

On May 26th, the former Deputy Chief for the Royal Thai Police (RTP), Police General Surachate Hakparn, said that he gathered approximately 16,000 signatures needed to support the petition to impeach a National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) commissioner. Surachate said previously that he would not name the commissioner until he acquired the necessary 20,000 signatures to support the impeachment petition. However,...

Bosnian Serbs Leader Threatens Secession Amid UN Resolution on Srebrenica Massacre

On May 24, UN General Assembly will vote a resolution to establish a memorial day for the 1995 Srebrenica Massacre, where over 8,000 people were killed, reigniting tensions in the Balkans. In July 1995, the town of Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina became the scene of a massacre where over 8,000 Bosniaks, including civilians, were killed after Serb forces...

West Bank Settlements Cleared for Return as Israel Disengagement Law Amended

Israel's Minister of Defence, Yoav Gallant, announced the further amendment of Israel's 2005 Disengagement Law, the legislation which facilitated the Israeli evacuation from Gaza and several West Bank settlements. Further Amendments The amendments made by Gallant build upon previous amendments to the law made by the Israeli Knesset in March of last year. Last year's amendment by the government technically allowed...

South Africa’s Election: Key Issues, Party Promises, and The Facts

Introduction: For the first time since gaining power through the country’s first democratic elections 30 years ago, South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) is projected to receive less than 50 percent of the vote, the minimum it requires to continue governing alone.  This possibility alone has made the election set for May 29 a watershed moment for the country.  A myriad...

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Vietnam Communist Party Secretary General Dies; No Policy Changes Will Occur

On July 19th, Vietnam announced the death of Vietnamese Communist Party (VCP) General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong. The Expert Council for the Health Protection of Central-Level Officials issued an announcement that said Nguyen received...

Cyprus to Build New Naval Base Half a Century After Invasion

Fifty years after the 1974 Turkish invasion and ongoing occupation of approximately 40 percent of Cyprus, the island nation is embarking on a significant upgrade and expansion of the "Evangelos Florakis" naval base with...

SITREP: Israeli Strikes on Yemen

On July 20, Israeli warplanes carried out a series of strikes targeting port, fuel, and power infrastructure in the coastal city of al-Hudaydah, Yemen, which came nearly a day after a Houthi drone attack...