Stories about International Relations from November, 2018
Why Cuba has decided to pull 8,000 doctors out of Brazil
Havana announced it will end its agreement with Brazil as a response to president-elect Jair Bolsonaro's public comments about the program, which it deemed "threatening and depreciative".
War knows no gender: Georgia’s female soldiers
"Right then the sky went orange. A wave shook me and I saw soldiers flying through the air."
Crossing the Syrian-Turkish border: risks by the hour
"They sprinted over the 50-meter stretch between the asphalt road and the mountain... 30 minutes later, the guide stopped and told them that they had just crossed the danger zone."
Students rally for academic freedom on the eve of the final call for Central European University to stay in Hungary
Students of threatened academic institutions occupied the square in front of the Parliament to defend academic freedom in Hungary.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan sets the ‘war on terror’ record straight on Twitter
The "record needs to be put straight on Mr. Trump's tirade against Pakistan," said Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan in a Twitter spat with the U.S. president.
Egypt hosts the first UN Biodiversity Convention held in the Middle East
it is now evident that most of the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets — to address some of the biggest environmental challenges and due in 2020 — will not be achieved.
How Bangladesh's airport authorities are using YouTube to change public behaviour
Thanks to innovative efforts using YouTube and Facebook, airport authorities have begun to decrease crime and help passengers in Bangladesh's biggest airport.
Winning Taiwanese director calls for independence at the Chinese Oscars
"I really hope one day our country will be regarded as an independent entity. This is my biggest wish as a Taiwanese."
Former Macedonian strongman's escape to Hungary triggers a flood of disinformation
If the claims circulating in the Balkans media space are to be believed, Nikola Grueski escaped to Hungary on a flight operated by an airline that closed in 2012.
Saudi Arabia's execution of another migrant worker angers Indonesians and strains an already fraught diplomatic relationship
According to the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, about 103 Indonesians were handed death sentences in Saudi Arabia between 2011 and 2018.
From prime minister to escaped convict: Macedonia's ex-leader Nikola Gruevski flees to Hungary
"While Gruevski's escape was unprecedented in Macedonian history, his choice of destination wasn’t too surprising."
Bangladesh's now-postponed repatriation would have turned the plight of Rohingya refugees from bad to worse
"How can repatriation still be an objective, when all the evidence shows that these cyclical influxes into Bangladesh are rooted in Myanmar's persecution and denial of citizenship to Rohingya?"
Meet the people saving a 12,000 year-old forest from being turned into a coal mine
The Hambach Forest has existed since the ice age. Since 2012 activists have been occupying what's left of the forest, determined to save it and end coal mining in Germany.
Zimbabwe's black rhinos at risk as China reverses a 25-year ban on horns
Conservationists lack the financial resources required to increase security and boost capacity to monitor and track poachers in Zimbabwe's national parks. China's partial ivory-ban reversal may make matters worse.
Life after Manus: Talking to Iranian cartoonist Eaten Fish about life in and out of Australia's detention camps
"I had to steal papers from workers and it took me more than two years to send my drawings out. It is the only reason why I am still alive."
Eastern Ghouta's displaced residents are stuck between a rock and a hard place
The displaced masses of Ghouta arrive in northern Syria tired, broken and burdened by unbearable memories and the pressure to begin their migratory lives with difficult choices.
Indian ambassador's farewell gift paintings create a media stir in Croatia
Indian Ambassador Sandeep Kumar bids farewell to Croatia's government officials by giving away some of the paintings he made during his three-year term in the country.
“The people's voices” prevail: Sri Lanka's prime ministerial crisis to be put to a parliamentary vote
Sri Lanka's political crisis is halted as the president schedules a parliamentary vote to decide who should be the country's prime minister.
Jordan reclaims lands ‘rented to the Israelis’ under 1994 peace treaty
Baqoura and Ghumar, long believed to be “Jordanian lands rented to the Israelis” under the 1994 peace treaty, were revealed to be “privately-owned Israeli lands under Jordanian sovereignty”.