Daily Archives: October 18, 2017


An Iraqi Kurdistan State? Realities Behind A Century-Old Dream

One month after Kurdistan’s historic referendum to secede from Iraq, the outlines of a looming regional conflict seem to have materialised more clearly. This past September, Iraq and the world witnessed the result of the referendum in which the proto-state overwhelmingly and unsuprisingly voted for full independent statehood. This seceding […]


The United States Withdraws Membership From UNESCO

The US has announced that it will officially withdraw its membership from the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on December 31, 2018. The US State Department released a statement regarding its departure on October 12, stating that it will establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO, citing […]


Top Brazilian Generals Test The Waters For Military Intervention

On September 19, one of Brazil’s most distinguished military officials, General Antonio Hamilton Martins Mourão, published a Facebook post stating his support for military intervention to resolve the ongoing political crisis within the country. Augusto Heleno, a four-star general in the Brazilian army, defended the comments of his colleague, who had […]


Hope In Palestine: Rival Factions Announce Reconciliation Agreement

The two main rival factions in Palestine, Fatah and Hamas, signed a reconciliation agreement in Cairo, Egypt on Thursday in an effort to unite Palestine. This deal gives hope for a united Palestine, and if it holds strong, would end the decade-long violent conflict between the two authorities. Although similar […]


Kidnapped American-Canadian Couple Returns To Canada

Joshua Boyle, a Canadian, his American wife Caitlan Coleman and their three children, were freed from a five-year long captivity in Pakistan last Wednesday and arrived in Canada on Friday night. Pakistani forces, acting on intelligence received from the U.S., rescued the family while Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said […]