Israel to hold 5th election in 3 years

Israel to hold 5th election in 3 years

Israel’s coalition government has announced that it would dissolve parliament and hold new elections, the fifth time in three years. What’s happening there?Prime Minister Naftali Bennett assumed office a year ago with the goal of stopping the country’s never-ending electoral cycle. However, his fragile coalition government, which includes parties from all sides of the political…

El Salvador’s biting bitcoin

El Salvador’s biting bitcoin

El Salvador’s president has asked the country’s citizens to exercise patience in the face of the cryptocurrency market’s unending slide. What’s patience got to do with the slide?After the price of Bitcoin fell below $20,000 — less than half the price the government paid while acquiring the cryptocurrency, President Nayib Bukele, via his Twitter handle,…

WTO holds highest-level meeting in more than 4 years

WTO holds highest-level meeting in more than 4 years

The World Trade Organization opened its highest-level meeting in four and half years on Sunday, with DG Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala predicting a “bumpy and rocky” road ahead. What’s with the prediction?The Director-General expressed hope that the meeting will result in progress toward reducing inequality and ensuring fair and free trade, especially at a time when some…

South Africa: Opposition Asks President Ramaphosa To Step Down
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South Africa: Opposition Asks President Ramaphosa To Step Down

South Africa’s opposition leader, Julius Malema, has asked that the country’s President Cyril Ramaphosa step down immediately over allegations of corruption What allegations?President Ramaphosa has been accused of money laundering following reports of money stolen from his Phala Phala farm. The outspoken opposition leader, Malema, while addressing journalists on Tuesday, said Ramaphosa has failed to…

How Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan, Lost Vote of No Confidence

How Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan, Lost Vote of No Confidence

The Story Embattled Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan has been removed after losing a parliamentary vote of no confidence. How did he lose? Khan’s exit from office had become a matter of time after he was abandoned by coalition allies, alienated from the military leadership, and faced with an exodus of parliamentarians from the…

North Korea Threatens South with Nuclear Strike

North Korea Threatens South with Nuclear Strike

Tensions in the Korean peninsula have sharply escalated recently after North Korea tested two ballistic missiles involving a new ICBM system the country is developing, triggering a response from neighboring South Korea. How did South Korea respond? On April 1, South Korean defense minister Suh Wook said his country’s military has a variety of missiles…

Prisoners Suffer Neglect Amidst Lebanon’s Economic Crisis

Prisoners Suffer Neglect Amidst Lebanon’s Economic Crisis

The Story The impact of Lebanon’s economic woes, which has been on since 2019, has gotten to its prison inmates. What about them? The country’s economic crisis, which was made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic and a 2020 Beirut port explosion that left scores of casualties, has left citizens struggling to survive as they’re faced…

Political Tussle Triggers Constitutional Crisis In Pakistan
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Political Tussle Triggers Constitutional Crisis In Pakistan

The Story A vote of “no confidence” against Prime Minister Imran Khan was blocked by the parliament’s speaker Asad Qaiser last week. That, and the subsequent dissolution of the National Assembly, has triggered a constitutional crisis. How? Explaining the reason for blocking the “no confidence” vote, Qaiser said the motion violated Article 5 of the…