In the midst of Israel-Iran tensions, Israel is expected to intensify attacks on Gaza

Ahn Soyeon (SNUAC)

It has been suggested that Israel had planned a larger retaliatory attack against Iran but reduced the scale of the attack under pressure from allied countries such as the United States. Israel carried out an attack on an Iranian airbase in the Isfahan region in the early hours of the 19th. However, according to reports in the U.S. media, President Joe Biden of the United States, along with foreign ministers from the UK and Germany, emphasized the need to prevent escalation and persuaded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Furthermore, it was reported that the timing of the retaliatory attack was set for the day after Iran’s attack on the 14th but was postponed.

Why did Jordan Support Israel?

Hwang Yuihyun(SNUAC)

On April 13-14, Iran attacked Israel using more than 300 missiles and drones. 99% of the launched missiles were shot down by Israel’s air defense system and intercepted by the United States, Britain, and France stationed in the Middle East, resulting in little damage to Israel. Meanwhile, in addition to Western countries, Jordan also supported Israel and shot down dozens of missiles passing through its airspace.

이라크와 한국 관계: 우정과 전략적 협력

– 무함마드 무스타파 주므아 알문타페키(주한이라크대사대리)

The aftermath of the March 31, 2024 Turkish local elections

Han Haeun(SNUAC)

In the local elections held in all 81 provinces of Türkiye on Sunday, March 31, a total of 30 metropolitan mayors, 1,363 district mayors, 1,282 local council members, and 21,001 district council members were elected. President Erdoğan and his ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP), experienced their biggest failure in power in this election. The victory belonged to the opposition party, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), with its candidates Ekrem İmamoğlu and Mansur Yavaş winning overwhelmingly with 51% and 60% of the vote, respectively, in the largest cities Istanbul and the capital Ankara.

UN Chief Calls for Global Action Amid Sudan’s Escalating Crisis and Political Turmoil

Han Saerom (Sookmyung Women’s University)

On April 14, 2024, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres highlighted the grave situation in Sudan at a press conference. Since April 15, 2023, Sudan has been embroiled in intense political violence, primarily between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) recorded 5,550 incidents of political violence and over 15,550 fatalities. Khartoum state witnessed the highest concentration of violence with more than 3,660 incidents and over 7,050 deaths.

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