Daily Archives: August 3, 2017


Qatari Foreign Minister Calls On UN To Help Resolve Gulf Crisis

Qatar’s Foreign Minister publicly called on the UN to help resolve the ongoing Gulf crisis last Thursday and also accused Saudi Arabia of violating international law for blockading countries. This was discussed privately between Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The Qatari Foreign Minister appears to […]


Changes To Anti-Dowry Laws Announced By The Indian Supreme Court

With growing tensions on the Sino-Indian border, a recent Supreme Court judgement has received limited international attention. On the 28th July, the Indian Supreme Court issued a set of directives altering the implementation of Section 498a, the anti-dowry law. The law currently allows wives to incarcerate their husbands and in-laws […]


Venezuelan Election Leads To Intense Protests And Social Unrest

Officials were killed on Sunday during violent protests in Venezuela’s capital of Caracas. These protests were formed in reaction to the vote called by President Nicolás Maduro to introduce a new governing power. Despite receiving criticism both internationally and domestically, Maduro hopes to reshape the way in which the Venezuelan […]


Azaria Appeal Against Manslaughter Conviction Quashed

This week, former Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) soldier, Sergeant Elor Azaria, had his appeal against a manslaughter conviction that was quashed by an Israeli military court, the Haaretz news service has reported. Azaria’s victim, 21-year-old Palestinian Abdul Fatah al-Sharif, had been lying on the road unarmed and subdued at the time […]