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On September 21, 2020, a South Korean civil servant got lost near Yeonpyeongdo and was later found dead. South Korean Defense Ministry stated during the September 24th briefing that the civil servant’s body was burned using flammable oil by the North Korean naval guards. Earlier in 2010, North Korea shelled the same area, killing 2 marines and 2 civilians.
Cuba and the US are big players in the field of health diplomacy as they have been at the front in numerous global health crises and natural disasters. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Cuba has sent more than fifty medical teams to twenty countries across the world.
Despite the mounting evidence of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s arrant enmity against the West and the regime’s adoption of regional insecurity as a de facto state policy, the Washington establishment remains hesitant to call a spade a spade and punish Ankara for the mayhem it has generated in all directions, counter to the U.S. regional interests. No less worrisome is the influence of the “blame America first” apologists in Washington who exonerate Turkey and go as far as to accuse the U.S. of the deteriorated relationship with the country that is an ally only in name.
For nearly two months, Belarusians have been taking to the streets to protest the results of the fraudulent presidential election of August 9. According to Ales Bialiatski of the Human Rights Center “Viasna,” close to 12,000 people have been detained since the night of the election. As of September 1, UN experts have received reports of 450 documented cases of torture and ill-treatment in detention. International human rights organizations raised concerns over the use of tear gas, rubber bullets, and stun grenades by riot police.