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ISIS Denies Involvement with Jean Disapearence

By   1 hour ago

While some sources have been speculating on whether or not ISIS played a role in Jean Ahmed,  a recent interview with The Guardian has suggested otherwise. “We fully support Jean. We think he stood for the same goals we do. Furthermore, we exist in different parts of the world,” an ISIS member explained. If ISIS [...]

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The 197th Nation?

By   1 hour ago

From Jean Ahmed to Russian raids, Chechnya has drawn a lot of media attention. Will this attention be confidence enough to finally push Chechnya over the mountain of independence that they have desire for decades?   Russian-Chechen relations have been tense for decades due to differing religious and cultural values between the Chechen region and [...]

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“The Russian government is wholly responsible for Jean’s disappearance”

By   1 hour ago

“Even if they didn’t know his name, or know who he was, I know they did it.” Parisian protestor, named N to preserve anonymity, said to the Irish Independent upon interview. Jean Ahmed, the missing French-Muslim teen social activist, didn’t face possible malevolence because he was gay, some Parisian protestors like N assert. Though Russia bans [...]

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BREAKING: Jean Ahmed had confirmed ties with suspected terrorists active in Caucasus region

By   1 hour ago

The BBC has made a startling revelation in the search for Mr. Jean Ahmed, French social activist and blogger who went missing in the Caucasus three weeks ago.  During an anonymous interview with the imam of Jean Ahmed’s mosque, the imam mentioned a close friend of Jean Ahmed named Mohammed Khan. Mr. Khan and Mr. [...]

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Update: Missing Social Justice Blogger

By   2 hours ago

The Herald Sun has been working in conjunction with The Sunday Times to uncover the truth about the whereabouts of the 17 year old political blogger that has gone missing. It was found that the blogger is both Muslim and gay. Jean Ahmed is the name of the missing person, and a lead being taken [...]

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Contacts of John Ahmed Found

By   2 hours ago

GROZNY – The search for John Ahmed has been sparking protests around the world and causing the rise or inspiring hashtags, such as #JeSuisJohnAhmed. As the search as narrowed down to Grozny, Chechnya, John’s contacts have been analyzed and looked at as potential people to help track him down. John was been seen near Mohammed [...]

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Russian Inconsistencies in Regard to Missing Teen

By   2 hours ago

When french teen social activist blogger Jean Ahmed disappeared within Russia, neither Russia nor France publicized this information, or drew any attention, for three weeks. The story was only brought to light when Ahmed’s mother addressed numerous press agencies, requesting their assistance in finding her son. It seems that for a solid three weeks, neither [...]

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WANTED:

By   2 hours ago

A new resident in Chechnya, Mohammed, is wanted and known to be hiding in Grozny. Beware citizens, a wanted man in your midst, be sure to report any and all suspicions to either KP or Russian authorities.

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The 197th Nation?

By   1 hour ago

From Jean Ahmed to Russian raids, Chechnya has drawn a lot of media attention. Will this attention be confidence enough to finally push Chechnya over the mountain of independence that they have desire for decades?   Russian-Chechen relations have been tense for decades due to differing religious and cultural values between the Chechen region and [...]

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“The Russian government is wholly responsible for Jean’s disappearance”

By   1 hour ago

“Even if they didn’t know his name, or know who he was, I know they did it.” Parisian protestor, named N to preserve anonymity, said to the Irish Independent upon interview. Jean Ahmed, the missing French-Muslim teen social activist, didn’t face possible malevolence because he was gay, some Parisian protestors like N assert. Though Russia bans [...]

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OpEd: Why Taking A Stance is the Necessity

By   2 hours ago

The Sunday Times prides ourselves on our honesty. We pride ourselves in our ability to remain transparent, and to write about the issues that must be addressed. We have pride because we state the facts, and we respond to current events honestly. Always. While what will be said in this article may be considered controversial, [...]

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Brain Drain Continues to Swirl, Private Sector Could be the Plug

By   6 hours ago

UNESCO’s session is in full swing, and already numerous countries have begun designing complex solutions to the serious issue of “brain drain”, in which talented individuals leave their home country in search of opportunity for more developed nations like the UK or the US. A hotly contested debate for many years now, UNESCO thinks they’ve [...]

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10 Points For Civil Society

By   7 hours ago

On January 30th, Boko Haram kidnapped journalists from Der Spiegel, BBC, and China Daily. The three individuals were traveling to Nigeria to report on the current conflict, and were taken upon landing in Lagos. Using guns and machetes, Boko Haram soldiers led the representatives from BBC and China Daily to an unidentified location, and commanded [...]

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A ‘Voice Of Reason’ in the Middle East

By   8 hours ago

A degree of discord pollutes the atmosphere of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations as delegates suspect favoritism in how speakers are chosen, despite the crucial input they are keen to provide.   ‘The USA is selected so much more than any other country that has its placard raised,’ states one delegate, who feels that [...]

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US Blockade in Cuba forces USSR to Turn Back

By   9 hours ago

  In a recent press release, President Kennedy shared that the immediate threat of a soviet missile attack has lowered. After Cuba seized control of Soviet missiles stationed in the Bay of Pigs, the international community awaited what would either be a hopeful turn of events for the Western world, or a disastrous mishandling of [...]

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“The Hype is Real”

By   11 hours ago

Friday, Jan. 30th, 5:20 pm – As seen this year at HMUN, social media is a tool used all over the world. But what was this conference like when social media wasn’t as accessible for everyone? Yesterday during opening ceremonies, delegates utilized the application Yik Yak to communicate their thoughts, from complaints to praises, about [...]

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Small Islands Need Help Too

By   2 hours ago

Small islands, such as Fiji and Jamaica, are in economic dispair and need help. The economies of these smal islands are suffering, and as a result, the inhabitants are as well. At this point, various plans are being discussed by UN, but the two main pathways on the road to recovery either focus on education [...]

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A ‘Voice Of Reason’ in the Middle East

By   8 hours ago

A degree of discord pollutes the atmosphere of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations as delegates suspect favoritism in how speakers are chosen, despite the crucial input they are keen to provide.   ‘The USA is selected so much more than any other country that has its placard raised,’ states one delegate, who feels that [...]

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Infrastructure vs. Education

By   9 hours ago

The World Health Organization (WHO) dwells on where to put its medical focus. China and Poland advocate strongly for a three-tiered plan to increase medical infrastructure in developing nations. An idea rooted establishing smaller clinics in rural areas and expanding infrastructure size/capacity depending on population. This plan however, was quickly undermined by an overwhelming support [...]

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The Cries for Independence

By   12 hours ago

“I want the same rights as everyone else in the world,” a Saudi Arabian woman declared in the World Conference on Women committee, as she attempted to express her growing concerns about the lack of independence Suadi Arabian women have access to. The women in Saudi Arabia are suffering as they wait for outside countries [...]

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When Will David Beat Goliath? (OP-ED)

By   12 hours ago

BOSTON – The pressure has only been intensifying at HMUN 62 as new blocks form and create a larger gap between developing nations and developed nations. The smaller nations have been having to stick together as they receive fierce disapproval from Goliath, the developed nations. As the issues of sociopolitical, economic, and environmental development are [...]

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Same Aims, Different Approaches

By   12 hours ago

Today the UN Conference on environment and development was really concerned about how to promote the use of renewable sources of energy. Almost all countries support that  renewable sources can ensure a better quality of life globally. However, the real question is how are they going to achieve that! Some delegates seem to have the same [...]

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Is Sovereignty a Pro-Security or Pro-Sovereignty Issue?

By   12 hours ago

BOSTON – The stress in the Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) has been escalating as the Pro-Sovereignty and Pro-Security blocks clash. This comes as the Committee spends their second session debating national sovereignty and asymmetric warfare. Asymmetric warfare occurs when once country attacks and flees to the border of another nation, in which they [...]

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A Sanction Showdown

By   13 hours ago

A crisis has broken out in the Economic and Financial Council after the discovery of a Russian-Iranian nuclear expansion agreement. Russia confirmed to build two new nuclear reactors in Iran, which greatly expands the nuclear cooperation between the two countries, favoring them both. But, not so fast, Russia. Prior to the crisis, the EcoFin was [...]

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African Union Receives a Unique Interruption

By   6 hours ago

The African Union had the honor of beginning committee session with a special guest speaker, Ms. Paris Sabeti, a professor of genetics at Harvard University.   The topic: Ebola. Sabeti is especially familiar with the disease, frequenting regions of Africa to fight it, and having been quarantined twice.   She, along with a team of [...]

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Brain Drain Continues to Swirl, Private Sector Could be the Plug

By   6 hours ago

UNESCO’s session is in full swing, and already numerous countries have begun designing complex solutions to the serious issue of “brain drain”, in which talented individuals leave their home country in search of opportunity for more developed nations like the UK or the US. A hotly contested debate for many years now, UNESCO thinks they’ve [...]

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Money, Money, Money

By   11 hours ago

Although the delegate of Germany seems to have a large group surrounding her during the Unmoderated Caucus, a small group of delegates stand to the side. The irritation that they obviously feel towards Germany and her supporters is obvious just from observing the hallway. “Germany has the money, the only playing card in this situation,” [...]

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OP-ED: The Communication (or Lack of It) Today

By   12 hours ago

In the small room where the World Bank meets, France boldy ends his speech by saying “the future of sustainable development is not about today, but tomorrow,”. Yet while France makes this speech, not a single delegate seems to be listening. There is an endless stream of notes being passed around, and for those that the [...]

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Breaking: Haitian President Attacked At Home, Currently Residing in Florida

By   12 hours ago

The Community of Latin American and Carribbean States is currently dealing with a debilitating new crisis. In the midst of grappling with the topic of food nutrition for Haiti, committee was interrupted and members were shocked to hear from the Haitian President himself that his house had been attacked by his own people and that he has now sought refuge in the United States.  This, the delegates [...]

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“I did not have a childhood”

By   12 hours ago

CRISIS:  Sibling child soldiers testify their traumatic experiences to the Historical UN Human Rights Council. The committee had been discussing long term solutions to the utilization of children as soldiers with a more recent focus on humanitarian aid to establish stronger child soldier prevention programs. Please watch the accompanying video -  http://youtu.be/EQuf980Fago

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Where the Real Debates Take Place

By   13 hours ago

The speakers list is endless in the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and the debate seems repetitive. Indonesia states that in the meeting room, debate is ‘just’ dealing with the promotion of Scientific Development, he says, and that very few people seem to have any ideas on how to actually do this. However in [...]

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Update: Missing Social Justice Blogger

By   2 hours ago

The Herald Sun has been working in conjunction with The Sunday Times to uncover the truth about the whereabouts of the 17 year old political blogger that has gone missing. It was found that the blogger is both Muslim and gay. Jean Ahmed is the name of the missing person, and a lead being taken [...]

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OpEd: Why Taking A Stance is the Necessity

By   2 hours ago

The Sunday Times prides ourselves on our honesty. We pride ourselves in our ability to remain transparent, and to write about the issues that must be addressed. We have pride because we state the facts, and we respond to current events honestly. Always. While what will be said in this article may be considered controversial, [...]

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How will Sudan Proceed?

By   2 hours ago

Israeli military forces were just found to be responsible for the air stike in Sudan. It is now confirmed that the Israeli strategy towards the Republic of Sudan is to increase their military aggression consistently towards Hamas forces. Currently, Sudan is attempting to prevent Israeli civilian causalities, however very few Advisors for the President of [...]

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BREAKING NEWS: Blogger Missing

By   2 hours ago

A 17 year old social justice blogger has gone missing after traveling to Chechnya alone.  A missing persons report was filed when the tourist had not been heard from over the past couple of weeks. The Russian government claims to be looking into this disappearance, although no significant advances have been made. One blog post [...]

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Is Russia even trying to find Jean Ahmed?

By   2 hours ago

For as long as the disappearance of Jean Ahmed has been brought to the attention of the BBC, a question has lingered: What is the Russian government doing to find Jean Ahmed in Chechnya? Three weeks later, the international community has seen no updates as to where Jean is or if he’s even alive. The [...]

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Op-Ed: Jean Ahmed is a terrorist in the making

By   2 hours ago

Jean Ahmed’s story has a lot of parallels with that of Dzhokar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the two perpetrators of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. Both Ahmed and the Tsarnaevs were raised in devout Muslim households. Both Ahmed and Tamerlan Tsarnaev traveled to the Caucasus and Chechnya, Tsarnaev leaving Chechnya for Boston (where he would later [...]

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Russian official: “We can find anyone, if we really try”

By   3 hours ago

A French-Muslim social activist and blogger has been missing for three weeks in the Caucasus. BBC News has reached out to officials in the Russian government in an attempt to find out more information on current Russian attempts to ascertain exactly what happened to young Jean Ahmed.  MOSCOW-Russian government officials have claimed that they currently have [...]

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Has Iraq Reached Raq-Bottom?

By   6 hours ago

BOSTON – Just last committee session, two members of the Iraq cabinet were implicated for insider trading. As the very members of this committee strive to help their fellow citizens, they are found to be stealing from them. Many Iraqis take this to be a slap in the face, including parliament member, Nariman Othman, the [...]

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“The Hype is Real”

By   11 hours ago

Friday, Jan. 30th, 5:20 pm – As seen this year at HMUN, social media is a tool used all over the world. But what was this conference like when social media wasn’t as accessible for everyone? Yesterday during opening ceremonies, delegates utilized the application Yik Yak to communicate their thoughts, from complaints to praises, about [...]

Read More →

Money, Money, Money

By   11 hours ago

Although the delegate of Germany seems to have a large group surrounding her during the Unmoderated Caucus, a small group of delegates stand to the side. The irritation that they obviously feel towards Germany and her supporters is obvious just from observing the hallway. “Germany has the money, the only playing card in this situation,” [...]

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Reaction to HMUN Opening Ceremonies

By   14 hours ago

  When all 3,000 HMUN delegates gather into a massive auditorium with two impressive keynote speakers and a special performance from one of Harvard’s own a cappella groups, it is far from a forgettable experience. The opening ceremonies is a night filled with emotions: excitement, apprehension, curiosity, expectation, adrenaline, and for some, boredom. The ceremonies [...]

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Symptoms of the HMUN Plague

By   14 hours ago

75% caffeine blood content. Brain cells saturated with hours of research. Bags under your eyes heavier than your luggage. Western Business Attire fancier than the Sheraton. Feet more tired than the night crisis delegates. Stomach ache from Au Bon Pain overload. Elevators more chaotic than the Iraqi crisis cabinet. Hair loss from writing Pre-Ambulatory clauses. [...]

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The Unsung Hero of the General Assembly

By   1 day ago

You should thank the page.  Perhaps gratitude seems obscure the first night of committee, when delegates are eager to stay engaged in the early stages of debate.  People begin to recognize common positions, blocs begin to form, and before you know it the United States and the United Kingdom have already begun drafting a clause on the privatization of water in Bolivia. A key factor in [...]

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Short Term Issues or Long Term Ones?

By   1 day ago

The Iraqi Cabinet is currently in heated debate over the most effective ways to secure Iraq from security threats, such as religious violence and terrorism. The main debate is focused on which will be most effective: solving long term issues, or searching for ‘quick fixes’.  Quadir Obeidi, the Defense Minister, strongly states that “stability is trust”, and [...]

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The UNHCR Discusses a Quiet Yet Powerful Problem

By   1 day ago

Three floors above the major crises  lies a quieter, yet equally as pressing world problem: refugees. The UN High Commissioner on Refugees is currently discussing resettlement programs of refugees worldwide, with their sights set on increased magnitude of such programs across a more diverese group of nations and continents. Education, vocational skill development, and gender [...]

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Time to Stand

By   2 hours ago

The Chechen people are stuck in constant unrest, as they wait for a response to raids conducted in their homes by the Russian Government. These raids  have acted as a catalyst for the anger of the Chechen people. “They don’t respect our national rights, religious rights, nor our cultural identity,” a Chechen explains to The [...]

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OpEd: Why Taking A Stance is the Necessity

By   2 hours ago

The Sunday Times prides ourselves on our honesty. We pride ourselves in our ability to remain transparent, and to write about the issues that must be addressed. We have pride because we state the facts, and we respond to current events honestly. Always. While what will be said in this article may be considered controversial, [...]

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Banding Together Instead of Burning Together

By   2 hours ago

Violence will not solve violence. A flame cannot distinguish another  flame. Protestors in France have become violent during protests, burning down buildings, in an attempt to bring attention to an important cause: a missing 17 year  old, Jean Ahmed. These cries for acknowledgment, however, prompt further destruction throughout the world. Instead of burning and destroying, [...]

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Op-Ed: Jean Ahmed is a terrorist in the making

By   2 hours ago

Jean Ahmed’s story has a lot of parallels with that of Dzhokar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the two perpetrators of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. Both Ahmed and the Tsarnaevs were raised in devout Muslim households. Both Ahmed and Tamerlan Tsarnaev traveled to the Caucasus and Chechnya, Tsarnaev leaving Chechnya for Boston (where he would later [...]

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OP-ED: The Communication (or Lack of It) Today

By   12 hours ago

In the small room where the World Bank meets, France boldy ends his speech by saying “the future of sustainable development is not about today, but tomorrow,”. Yet while France makes this speech, not a single delegate seems to be listening. There is an endless stream of notes being passed around, and for those that the [...]

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