Daily Archives: September 10, 2018


Social Media Muddied The Waters Of The Saudi Arabia/Canada Dispute

What started as an online dispute turned into a raging fire of tense political clashes between Saudi Arabia and Canada. On August 1, Amnesty International, a well-known human rights organization announced the Saudi government had arrested a number of female activists. Lynn Maalouf, the organization’s Middle East research director referred […]


Deadly Suicide Blast Hits Offices And School In Mogadishu

Six people were pronounced dead, including two children, and fourteen others were critically wounded after a deadly suicide bombing Sunday, September 2nd. Among the injured were Ibrahim Hassan Matan, the deputy district commissioner, and six children. The attack occurred at a government office in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. Three who died […]


Same-Sex Relationships Decriminalized in India

Same-sex relationships were decriminalized in India today. In a landmark ruling, India’s Supreme Court struck down an archaic Colonial-era law that has ostracized the LGBTQ+ community for 158-years. According to the Times of India, Activists, supporters, and members of the LGBTQ+ community were celebrating the verdict, which also added that […]


Palestinian Village Khan al-Ahmar Destroyed for Illegal Israeli Settlement

The Israeli High Court has permitted the destruction of the Palestinian village Khan al-Ahmar. Palestinians and rights group have condemned this decision that will bulldoze the homes of 180 people, including a school that educates many children in the surrounding area of the occupied West Bank. Settlers have slowly been […]


Journalists Jailed After Investigating Evidence of Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar

Two Reuters journalists were jailed in Myanmar after investigating allegations of genocide against the Rohingya. The sentencing of the journalists came just over a week after the UN released an official report referring to the actions of Myanmar authorities as genocide. The report called the persecution of the Rohingya people […]


Peaceful Protesters Arrested in Iran

According to the Human Rights Watch, more than 50 peaceful activists have been detained in a series of protests starting in early August this year. Iran has historically handled peaceful protests poorly, with this year alone since January roughly 30 demonstrators have been killed by authorities. Reports from families claim […]