Daily Archives: July 2, 2017


War in Ukraine

Overview In 2004, mass protests took place in Ukraine to overthrow pro-Russia president Viktor Yanukovych. Described as the ‘Orange Revolution’, the protests successfully enabled the pro-Western candidate Viktor Yushchenko into power. In response, Russia limited gas supplies to Ukraine and, in addition to the global financial crisis, depleted the value […]


Police Officers Abducted By Boko Haram?

The Borno State Police Command has dismissed media reports suggesting that policewomen and wives of policemen were abducted by Boko Haram on June 20. The Police denial was made in a press statement signed by Mr. Victor Isuku, spokesman of the command. Media reports had claimed that Boko Haram terrorists […]


Thailand Urged To Fulfil Assurance To End Torture

10 years after the ratification of the Convention Against Torture, Amnesty International has expressed concern that Thailand is not fulfilling its obligations. Human Rights Watch stated that Thailand has created a committee to receive complaints and investigate allegations of torture, but without law recognizing these crimes, the committee has little […]


ISIS’s Caliphate Retaken By Iraqi Troops In Mosul

On Thursday, Iraqi government-led troops seized the Great Mosque of al-Nuri from ISIS in Mosul. This comes three years after the ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, claimed the site as the group’s caliphate and appointed himself as the leader. Iraq’s Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, announced the mosque had been successfully seized by their […]