President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called on NATO on Tuesday to lay out a path for Ukraine to join the Western military alliance, after days in which Russia has massed troops near the conflict-hit Donbass region.
And along with many other countries, Russia has begun vaccinating people against COVID-19. Russia became the first country to approve a vaccine for use, named Sputnik V. This vaccine did not undergo the same level of testing as other vaccines before it was approved, leading to some concerns. […]
The historically Christian country of Armenia is surrounded by Muslim nations. Their small army made up of both regular soldiers and a huge contingent of volunteers is their only defense. Armenia was attacked by their neighbor Azerbaijan, armed by the Turkish army, on September 25th. […]
A new report from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom details 84 countries that have blasphemy laws that criminalize expression against certain religions. The most egregious enforcers include Pakistan, Iran, Egypt, and Russia. Read the full report here.