Asia


Lebanon Selects A New Electoral Law After Years Of Political Stalemate

In a significant move, the Lebanese Parliament passed a new electoral law on June 14th, agreeing on a proportional representation voting system and steering the country clear of a potentially dangerous political stalemate. This decision, which passed through Parliament with 121 of the 128-member parliament voting in support of the […]


Sectarian Violence In Afghanistan And Its Effect On Education, Child Labour, And Marriage

In the month of May, five children were reportedly killed while playing with an unexpected mortar near their home in the Laghman province of Afghanistan. The country is no stranger to circumstantial deaths since violence has been increasing significantly. In Afghanistan, the first four months of 2017 has been marked by conflict-related child deaths. The […]


U.S.-led Coalition Uses White Phosphorus In Raqqa Offensive

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has this week revealed that the U.S.-led coalition fighting in the Islamic State-held city of Raqqa have repeatedly launched white phosphorus munitions at areas believed to be populated by civilians in the Syrian city. Evidence that these munitions were being used in Raqqa comes as coalition […]


France And India Cooperate To Combat Climate Change And Terrorism

On 3 June 2017, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Paris to meet the newly-elected French President, Emmanuel Macron, with a view of fortifying ties between the two nations in order to combat pressing issues such as climate change and terrorism. Both leaders reaffirmed their support for the Paris […]