Too Many Cooks

Armed men riding motorcycles shot and killed two Red Cross workers in western Mali recently, according to the international humanitarian organization. Their killers were not identified. Still, for the past decade, Islamist militants with ties to Al Qaeda and also Islamic State have been expanding...

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Farewell Thee Well

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a no-confidence vote Monday that could have removed him from power after a scandal over lockdown-violating gatherings that took place at government offices and the prime minister’s residence, Reuters reported. The vote came after lawmakers from Johnson’s Conservative party submitted...

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Foot in Mouth

India sparked a diplomatic row with key Muslim countries after two ruling party representatives were accused of making Islamophobic comments and derogatory statements about the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, the Guardian reported Monday. The uproar began after Nupur Sharma, the national spokesperson of the governing Bharatiya Janata...

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The Golden Goose

The party of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador won four of six governorships in the country’s regional elections, a victory that further consolidates its power ahead of the 2024 presidential elections, the Associated Press reported Monday. Results showed that López Obrador’s National Regeneration Movement –...

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Ukraine, Briefly

The United Kingdom said it will supply long-range missiles to Ukraine, joining the United States in reinforcing the country's defense systems despite Russian threats, the Hill reported. British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace announced the delivery of multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS), which can hit targets...

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A Pompeiian Life

The ancient Roman city of Pompeii, located in modern-day Italy, continues to fascinate scientists and archaeologists even though it has been deeply excavated and studied for decades. Recently, a science team was able to sequence the genome of a Pompeiian man who died in the volcanic...

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