The Guilfordian

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Ukraine  Russian lawmakers voted on Feb. 19 to ban the use of smartphones or recording devices by the military after journalists used the digital traces of smart devices to expose state secrets. Pictures and videos posted online by Russian soldiers contradict the government’s claims that Russian soldiers...

Nigerian election postponed

Trey Kawugule, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

The parliamentary and presidential election in Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, has been delayed from its original Feb. 16th date. The electoral commission claims that the delay was forced by “logistical problems”. Reports state that the delay cost the economy $1.5bn (£1.15bn), according to th...

Grain mills could rot due to war in Yemen

Grain mills could rot due to war in Yemen

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

If negotiators in Yemen are unable to successfully implement a ceasefire, grain, which could save millions of lives, could be left to rot. The war in Yemen between the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels has left over 10,000 dead and 14 million people on the brink of starvation, leadi...

Indonesian police use snake as scare tactic

Elijah Short, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

In a bizarre incident which is now going viral, police in Papua a province of Indonesia, used a snake to draw a confession from a man accused of stealing mobile phones. In the video, the man is shown fully restrained by Indonesian officers during his investigation. The suspect was seen screaming while...

The origin of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

The Jubilee YouTube channel, which makes videos showcasing people from both sides of a conflict and bringing them together to have conversations, posted a video of Israelis and Palestinians. The moderator asked the question “Should Israel and Palestine be one state?” One Israeli said “I believe it s...

Tension between Uighurs and China

Nolan Ross, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Since around the summer of 2017, reports have surfaced of large fortified buildings popping up throughout China’s Xinjiang Uighur (pronounced like ‘we-gur’) Autonomous Region. These accounts have contained disturbing information indicating that the Chinese government is kidnapping and detaining Uighu...

Leaders of Israel, Iran both throw threats

Leaders of Israel, Iran both throw threats

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

As Iran celebrates its 40-year anniversary, tensions have escalated between Iran and Israel, with leaders trading threats of mutual discussion on Feb. 11. A commander of the Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran’s elite paramilitary, threatened to destroy the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa if the U...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Nairobi After one hundred years of evading human sight, the majestic African black panther has been spotted in Laikipia County, Nairobi. Only about 11 percent of the leopard species is black, but black panthers in Africa are particularly rare. There was no documented sightings for over a century unti...

Bakery Faces Backlash for “Build That Wall” Valentine Cookies

Tyler Sehnal, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

A bakery in Edmonds, Washington is facing backlash after a customer posted a photo online of a cookie made by the bakery containing the phrase, “Build That Wall.” The bakery is well-known by the people of Edmonds for creating humorous and even risqué Valentine’s Day cookies in years past. However,...