Daily Archives: March 6, 2017

Towards Peace in Colombia: Rebels Begin Surrendering Weapons

Colombia’s left-wing Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) have begun surrendering their weapons as part of the landmark peace agreement struck with the Colombian government late last year. After logistical delays in gathering the rebels at 26 specially designated rural disarmament zones, the six-month demobilisation process was set to begin on Wednesday, […]

First Reported Use Of Chemical Weapons In The Battle For Mosul

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has reported that seven people are currently receiving treatment for exposure to chemical weapons, near the Iraqi city of Mosul.  Five Iraqi children and two women were sent to a hospital east of Mosul, in Erbil. The Battle for Mosul has been […]

Protests At Thailand’s Dhammakaya Temple Over Fugitive Monk

Police and followers of the Dhammakaya Temple, outside of Bangkok, have clashed as police search for the temple’s former head monk and, now, fugitive Luang Phra Dhammachayo. Dhammachayo is wanted on charges of corruption and money laundering. Monks and the temple’s many thousands of followers have resisted police orders to […]

Suicide Bombing Industrialize Martyrdom In Iraq

Last month British Daesh fighter Jamal al-Harith, who used the nom de guerre Abu Zakariya al-Britani, is thought to have carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq. A statement released by the terrorist organisation details, “the martyrdom-seeking brother…detonated his explosives-laden vehicle on a headquarter of the Rafidhi army and its […]

Special Issue: Two-State Solution: UN-Arab League Statement Backs Palestinian State

On February 17th the United Nations and the Arab league released a joint statement supporting the establishment of a Palestinian state, after a meeting between UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit. This comes on the heels of the Trump administration’s move from decades long […]

Capital Punishment To Return To The Philippines Soon

President Duterte continues to push for the reintroduction of the death penalty in the Philippines for crimes including rape, murder, and the sale, production or import of narcotics. This is part of a trend of Duterte’s in which he attempts to push through increasingly draconian anti-drug laws, including a bill […]