Justin Raposo


U.S Embassy Move Spurs Deadly Protests In Jerusalem

A series of mass demonstrations, in response to the recent decision by the American government to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem, have led to violence, as clashes with Israeli military forces have hospitalized over 2,700 and has resulted in the death of at least 58 protesters. Protesters gathered in several locations […]


Escalating Protests In Iran Lead To Violence

Anti-government protests in Iran have erupted into violence, with confrontations between government forces and demonstrators being reported around the country. Two protestors have been reportedly killed as a result of these clashes. Protests have raged across Iran for three consecutive days. Erupting throughout several Iranian cities days ago, protestors continue […]


Iraqi Kurdish Independence Referendum To Go Forward

A planned referendum on independence for the northern, Kurdish-majority region of Iraq will go ahead in the coming days despite the fierce opposition voiced by neighbouring nations and many within the international community. Masoud Barzani, President of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), has announced that it will go forward and […]


Burundian Refugees Fired Upon In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

At least 36 Burundian refugees have been killed by security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a result of a recent set of clashes prompted by the announcement of plans to return several of them to Burundi. Security forces in the DR Congo fired upon protestors in the […]


Military Exercises Along The Lebanese Border: Is This The Prelude To A New Conflict In The Middle East?

Several branches of the Israeli military have gathered along the Lebanese border to participate in the largest military exercises in decades, leading to fears of renewed conflict with the Lebanese-based militant group, Hezbollah. These actions represent only one aspect of the wider Israeli-Iranian proxy war, with both nations vying for […]


State Of Emergency Declared In State Of Virginia

Officials in the U.S. state of Virginia have declared a state of emergency in the city of Charlottesville after the outbreak of violence between far-right groups and their counter-protesters, with at least one dead and many left injured. Police forces in Charlottesville have worked to disperse hundreds of protestors after […]


C.A.R. Clashes The Latest In Renewed Violence Across The Republic

At least thirty civilians, including six Red Cross volunteers, have died in the Central African Republic as a result of an outbreak of violence between local self-defence groups and members of the militant group, the Union for Peace in Central Africa. Fighting erupted in the town of Gambo, located 75 […]


Violence In Eastern Saudi Arabia: The Latest Manifestation Of Saudi Totalitarianism

The current political and social climate of the Middle East, that of uncertainty, conflict, distrust and ultimately, fear, is intrinsically tied to continued efforts by the Saudi Arabian administration to maintain their hegemony over the region. Being a government reliant on the maintenance of the current status quo, Saudi rulers […]


Muslim Youth Gather In Istanbul To Support Palestine

Members of student unions and youth organisations from 30 countries assembled in the Turkish city of Istanbul to participate in a two-day conference discussing recent and future developments in the Palestinian territories. Organised by the Turkish-based Anatolian Youth Association, National Youth Foundation and Platform for Youth Movement for Jerusalem and […]