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Mob rage and uncertainty: Understanding Ganja's riot

The sudden slump of energy prices, and the consequent shift of the geopolitical order has rapidly changed Azeri politics and economics. Riots, rage, uncertainty, devaluation, organised opposition: a whole new vocabulary to learn and get accustomed to, for Azeri people. 520 more words


Ban fracking Mr Prime Minister – Mark Ruffalo

On the eve of the public inquiry into Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas plans, the Oscar nominated actor, Mark Ruffalo, has urged the Prime Minister to ban fracking in the UK. 670 more words


Saturday 6 February, 2016 Update: Aleppo

*Short update, more coming tomorrow*

The suspension of the latest round of Syrian peace talks this past week was hardly a surprise. Going into the talks, expectations were not high. 245 more words

International Relations


Strength N endurance come from the least expected of places.
This blog is very overdue, but it was a long damn week. I didn’t feel like writing, I felt like everything was coming in on me – again. 1,073 more words


IGas must pay towards eviction at abandoned Upton site – Chester MP

The Labour MP for Chester, Chris Matheson, has called on IGas to contribute to the costs of the eviction of an anti-fracking camp at its coal bed methane site at Upton on the edge of the city. 606 more words


Mixed messages

Yesterday a proposal was raised in the Duma to cancel elections so long as Russia was still under “economic pressure” from the West, i.e. sanctions. Yes, the same sanctions they keep telling us do nothing and only hurt the West are apparently causing enough “economic pressure” that the Duma should consider cancelling the upcoming Duma and presidential elections. 495 more words

U.S. defence chief welcomes Saudi offer on troops in Syria

US defence chief says increased activity by other countries would make it easier for the US to accelerate its fight against Daesh

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