Daily Archives: October 8, 2018


Tensions Between Tehran and Washington Escalate After Recent ICJ Ruling

On October 3, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) made a historic ruling in the case Islamic Republic of Iran v. United States of America, ruling that U.S. sanctions on Iran must exempt humanitarian goods.  The case was brought before the United Nations judicial body by Iran in July, in […]


Macedonia President Urges Boycott Of Name-Change Referendum: Referendum Fails To Meet Threshold

On September 23rd Macedonia President Gjorge Ivanov called upon voters to boycott the high stakes name-change referendum which would change the name from the Republic of Macedonia to the Republic of North Macedonia. President Ivanov told the UN General Assembly last week, “On September 30, I will not go out […]


Open Society Foundations Take Hungary To Two Courts Against “Stop Soros” Legislation

Following the announcement that Hungary will not withdraw its proposed “Stop Soros” legislation, the Open Society Foundations (OSF) stated that it will be taking Hungary to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg to challenge these laws. The “Stop Soros” laws, aimed at billionaire philanthropist and founder of OSF […]


The Rape Crisis In India

On September 15th, a 19-year-old girl was on her way to a test-preparation course, in northern India, when she was drugged, abducted and gang-raped. On the 21st, a bishop from Kerala, 54-year-old Franco Mulakkal, was accused of raping a nun 13 times between 2014 and 2016. In May, the eastern Indian […]


U.S. Imposes Sanctions On China For Buying Missiles From Russia

On September 20th, the U.S. imposed sanctions on a Chinese military agency for buying defence equipment from Russia.  The sanctions were applied under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), which was passed in 2017 in response to malign activities by Russia, and it allows anyone found doing business […]


Detained Migrant Child Numbers Hit All-Time High In The U.S.

The number of migrant children held in U.S. government shelters has recently skyrocketed to an all-time high of 12,800, according to data obtained by the New York Times. This is despite a court order to return all detained migrant children separated under the Trump Administration’s “zero-tolerance policy” to their parents […]


Protests Expose Tensions On Anniversary Of Catalan Independence Vote

On Saturday, September 29th, protests against police erupted in Barcelona during a counter-protest against police officers, just days ahead of the first anniversary of the Catalonian independence vote, leaving fourteen injured. The Police Association of Spain (JUSAPOL) organized the protest on Saturday to support police officers demanding equal pay between […]