Attempts to incorporate a key study on the impacts of a global temperature rise of 1.5C into global climate talks have failed. The report, by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was launched in Incheon in South Korea in October and won praise from politicians all over the world. […]
The former president of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa has been banned from acting as Prime Minister following no-confidence motions that were passed this past November. According to Aljazeera, this upheaval began on October 26, when President Maithripala Sirisena removed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe from his position and put Rajapaksa in […]
On Sunday 25th November, 93 Rohingya refugees were seized by Myanmar authorities as they attempted to flee to Malaysia by boat. The refugees fled from one of the many displacement camps, Thae Chaung, in the Rhakine capital, Sittwe, as an official has revealed to Reuters. Each individual paid 500,000 kyats […]
British PhD student, Matthew Hedges, has now safely returned to the United Kingdom after being sentenced to life in prison in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), before being pardoned on November 26th. Despite the fact that Hedges was issued a presidential pardon, the UAE should still be facing these ‘repercussions’ for their unacceptable treatment of him and other wrongly accused academics. Academics across the world should be able to carry out research safely. They should have access to clear guidelines from their country of interest as to what academic research is permitted, and they should be confident that, if they follow these guidelines, they will not be arrested for gathering open-source information.