LEBANESE INFORMATION MINISTER ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION AMID MASIVE ANTI-GOVERMENT PROTEST IN BEIRUT

Stramed, Lebanon’s Information Minister Manal Abdel Samad has stepped down from her post within the embattled government. The news comes as Beirut is gripped by protests following a deadly port explosion. In a televized address, Samad apologized for failing to meet the “aspirations” of the Lebanese people and called for “unity” as the country recovers from the catastrophic explosion […]

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IRAN EXERCISES RAISE TENSIONS

Stramed, In late July, Iran launched its week-long ‘Great Prophet 14’ air, sea, and land military drills, accompanied by additional activities designed to showcase Iran’s advancements in its military technology capabilities. The main event of the exercises consisted of missile, direct-fire, and helicopter-borne commando attacks on a mock-up of the U.S. Nimitz-class aircraft carriers that […]

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WHAT WOULD A POST-PUTIN RUSSIA LOOK LIKE?

Stramed, On July 1st, the Russian public voted in a disputed referendum to amend its constitution and extend Vladimir Putin’s tenure as president until 2036. The implementation of this constitutional amendment comes amidst historically low public approval ratings (at least by Russian standards), a strained economy, and protests over the arrest of popular Liberal Democratic […]

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