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LOCKDOWN – GROWING NUMBER OF COUNTRIES IMPOSING STRICT CONTAINMENT MEASURES

25th Mar 2020 . by Donnelly McCleland

On Monday 23 March, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa took the unprecedented step of announcing a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). South Africa joins a growing number of countries implementing strict containment measures. UK’s prime minister Boris Johnson also announced on Monday the imposition of the most stringent restrictions…

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INFOGRAPHICS

12th Feb 2020 . by Donnelly McCleland

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TRUMP DEFENCE WRAPS UP AMID BOLTON BOMBSHELL

30th Jan 2020 . by Donnelly McCleland

By Donnelly McCleland President Donald Trump’s legal team is raising a broad-based attack on the impeachment case against him even as it mostly brushes past allegations in a new book that could undercut a key defence argument at his Senate trial. Former national security adviser John Bolton writes in a manuscript that Mr Trump wanted…

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STAMPEDE KILLS 56 AT FUNERAL FOR IRANIAN GENERAL SLAIN BY US

7th Jan 2020 . by Donnelly McCleland

7 JANUARY 2020 (SOURCE: AP) – A stampede broke out Tuesday at the funeral for a top Iranian general slain in a US airstrike, and at least 56 people were killed and more than 200 were injured as thousands thronged the procession, Iranian news reports said. The stampede took place in Kerman, the hometown of…

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SOLEIMANI ATTACK: WHAT DOES INTERNATIONAL LAW SAY?

7th Jan 2020 . by Donnelly McCleland

7 JANUARY 2020 (SOURCE: BBC) – US President Donald Trump ordered the drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani in Iraq but what are the legal grounds for this course of action? The US said: “This strike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans.” So, what are the key issues when considering…

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HEADLINE MAKERS: ILHAN OMAR – CONTROVERSIAL HISTORY MAKER

28th Nov 2019 . by Donnelly McCleland

By Donnelly McCleland Ms Omar’s decisive victory last year was a ground-breaking moment for American Muslims. The 37-year-old former refugee is the first Somali American to serve in Congress. She and her colleague Rashida Tlaib are the first two Muslim-American women to serve in Congress (Congress had to change its rules to allow her to…

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SYRIA – CHAOS UNLEASHED; CHRISTIANS IMPERILLED, BUT STEADFAST

23rd Oct 2019 . by Donnelly McCleland

Adapted from the Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin, by *Elizabeth Kendal [1]&[2] Turkey and Russia have agreed what they say is a “historic” deal aimed at keeping Kurdish forces away from Syria’s border with Turkey. It comes during a pause in Turkey’s offensive to drive Kurdish forces out, creating a “safe zone” in the area. Under…

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TRUMP FIRES BOLTON RAISING HOPES FOR NEW TALKS WITH NORTH KOREA AND IRAN

11th Sep 2019 . by Andrew Richards

11 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: CNN) – President Donald Trump abruptly announced in a tweet Tuesday that he has asked national security adviser John Bolton to resign, noting that he “strongly disagreed with many” of Bolton’s suggestions “as did others in the administration.” “I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new…

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INFOGRAPHICS

31st Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

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INTERNATIONAL LEADERS MEET TO DISCUSS ADVANCEMENT OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

25th Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland On 16-17 July, hundreds of members of civil society, religious leaders and survivors of religious persecution gathered in Washington DC for the second-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. The event was hosted by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback. The purpose of the…

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