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News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

October 26, 2018

Ethiopia will soon have its first female president. Government sources confirmed to the Addis Standard news outlet on Sept 24. that Sahle-Work Zewde, an Ethiopian diplomat with years of experience as a UN ambassador, will replace the outgoing president Dr. Mulatu Teshom. Her three decades of work with...

Former military dictator elected

Former military dictator elected

Nicole Zelniker, Features Editor

April 3, 2015

Elections are over in Nigeria, and the country is torn. “Nigeria has the potential to be one of the best countries in the world,” said sophomore and Nigeria native Tarilabo Koripamo. “But when you have leaders put in seats because of connection (rather than education), we don’t have the results...

US and other countries unite to respond to ISIS

Amol Garg, Staff Writer

November 7, 2014

“If the Islamic State (is) to be characterized, it would be as a revolutionary (or radical) insurgent actor,” said Yale Professor of Political Science & Director, Program on Order, Conflict and Violence Stathis N. Kalyvas in an article for the Washington Post. “These groups project a goal of...

Amid divisions, Al-Qaeda exploits Syrian uprising

Bryan Dooley

March 16, 2012

On Feb. 11, al-Qaeda leader Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri posted an eight-minute video urging a jihad to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “Al-Qaeda is a terrorist organization,” Zane F.  Kuseybi, a second-generation Syrian, said in an email interview. “They have no central focus or goals...

Taliban leader allegedly killed in U.S. drone attack

Aaron Hall, Staff Writer

January 27, 2012

Pakistani officials state that intercepted Taliban communications indicate that their leader may have been killed in a U.S. drone strike, on Jan. 12. Taliban officials have denied the claim. According to the New York Times, Pakistani intelligence officials are reporting that they  intercepted...