Middle East update: February 25 2019

SYRIA With thousands of people, mostly civilians but with a few ISIS fighters trying to sneak out of trouble, having fled Baghouz over the past week or so, Syrian Democratic Forces officials have no idea how many people--combatants or otherwise--are left there. They're guessing around 5000, but they seem to have been underestimating the count … Continue reading Middle East update: February 25 2019

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World update: February 21 2019

ASIA KAZAKHSTAN Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev ordered his entire cabinet to resign on Thursday, citing its failure to improve and diversify the Kazakh economy. He subsequently appointed Askar Mamin to replace now-former Prime Minister Bakhytzhan Sagintayev. There is growing discontent within Kazakhstan about the country's economic struggles and a lack of job creation. INDIA The … Continue reading World update: February 21 2019