Myanmar: Military Coup Reveals Contention within Ruling Class

Photo credit: Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Rachel Foster The Myanmar military staged a coup on Monday, declaring a state of emergency and arresting the leaders of the ruling party, the National League for Democracy (NLD). The military denied the legitimacy of the November 2020 elections, the second electoral process since open military rule was replaced by a partial parliamentary system. This comes in … Continue reading Myanmar: Military Coup Reveals Contention within Ruling Class

Lebanon: Negligence Leads to Explosion in Beirut, Killing More than 100

By Sandra Harris A massive explosion rocked the port of Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday after an estimated 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored at a warehouse detonated, killing at least 137 people, wounding around 5,000, leaving 300,000 homeless, and causing damage to the city estimated between $10 to $15 billion. The stockpile is believed to have detonated either due to a fire nearby, or because … Continue reading Lebanon: Negligence Leads to Explosion in Beirut, Killing More than 100