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Tensions escalate between Iran and US

A group of Iranian protestors burned the American flag in 2017 as part of a demonstration marking the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the American Embassy.

Kiran Soma, World and Nation Editor

April 7, 2020

In the past few weeks, tensions have escalated significantly between Iran and the United States, beginning with the attack of an American embassy on Dec. 31.  However, souring relations between the U.S. and Iran can be traced back to 1953, when the CIA orchestrated a coup of Prime Minister Moham...

Missiles delivered from Russia to Syria

Russia delivers missiles to Syria

Kiran Soma, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

On Sept. 28, the Russian government announced that the delivery of S-300 missiles to Syria had commenced. This development comes in the aftermath of a friendly-fire incident on Sept. 17, in which the Syrian militia shot down a Russian military plane, killing the fifteen people onboard. The Russian...

Dozens left dead after attack on Iranian military parade

Brendan Shoemaker, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

A group of terrorist separatists launched an attack at an Iranian military parade on Sep. 22, killing at least 25 people and wounding 53 others. Civilians and soldiers were harmed in the attack, with the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, quickly threatening those responsible for the assault. The...

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Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

October 5, 2018

U.S.A On Sept. 3, the International Court of Justice ordered the United States to lift the sanctions it re-imposed on Iran after leaving the Iran Nuclear deal in May. Iran argued that the sanctions violated the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations and Consular rights between Iran and the U.S.. Th...

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Aarushi Ahuja, World and Nation Editor

February 2, 2018

France On Jan. 25, hundreds of residents of France incited brawls in supermarkets over Nutella pricing. These “Nutella riots” were a result of Intermarché, a supermarket chain, cutting the price of the hazelnut spread by 70 percent. Police intervened in at least three separate locations during...

Reza Aslan discusses religion, storytelling at Bryan Series

Reza Aslan answers an audience member’s question at the Bryan Series in Dana Auditorium on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018.//Photo by Abigail Bekele/The Guilfordian

Lana Heltzel, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

“When you’re an immigrant, ‘I want to be a writer’ is not something you tell your parents who basically gave up everything to come here,” said Reza Aslan, author and religious studies scholar, to a laughing audience. “I told my mom what I wanted to do with my life was write, and she said,...

Trump expands ban in the US

Donald Trump speaking to supporters at an immigration policy speech at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. //Photo courtesy Gage Skidmore

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

October 6, 2017

On Sunday, Sept. 24, the restrictions of the travel ban issued on Jan. 27 were set to expire. Instead, the Trump administration announced an expansion of the travel ban to eight different countries. The travel ban initially placed restrictions on visitors from six majority-Muslim countries including...

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September 22, 2017

Mexico Over 116 people have died in a magnitude 7.1 earthquake affecting Mexcio City and nearby states, as of Sept. 19. 3.8 million central Mexico residents have experienced a disruption in electricity services, and public schools have been closed in Puebla, Mexico City and Guerrero until further...

Protestors respond to Trump’s immigration order

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Sports Editor

February 9, 2017

Three weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency, campaign promises are quickly and controversially becoming policy. The most recent action was an executive order calling for a temporary travel ban on individuals coming to the U.S. from seven countries — Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia...