Asia


Parliament Dissolved: Sri Lanka’s Political Crisis Continues

After a controversial move where Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena’s fired Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, replacing him with former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President also dissolved Parliament and called for a snap general election. Sirisena’s actions have been criticized as unconstitutional, and Wickremesinghe has refused to leave his position as Prime […]


Mid-Air Refuelling Support Ended Between United States And Saudi-UAE

The Saudi-United Arab Emirates (UAE)-led coalition has recently called for an end to ongoing aid operations with the United States for in-flight refuelling support. The coalition feels able to undertake these operations without the aid of the United States, now that it has the means to carry out this task […]


Opposition Figures In Bahrain Given Life Sentences For Alleged Spying

On Sunday November 4th, Bahrain sentenced three senior members of an opposition movement, Al-Wefaq, to life in prison for alleged cooperation with Qatar. According to Al Jazeera, the head of Al-Wefaq, Sheikh Ali Salman, and his fellow group members Sheikh Hassan Sultan and Ali al-Aswad were said to be working […]


Asia Bibi’s Lawyer Seeks Asylum In The Netherlands

Lawyer Saiful Mulook, who successfully overturned Asia Bibi’s conviction on blasphemy charges, has been forced to flee to the Netherlands following widespread protests after last week’s Supreme Court verdict. Mulook expressed his desire to remain in the Netherlands at a press conference on Tuesday, and has made an application for […]


Update On The Assassination Of Jamal Khashoggi And The Recent Admission Of His Murder

The events following the murder of Saudi government critic Jamal Khashoggi have certainly proved intriguing in terms of the ambiguous responses from the international community, not only from the Saudi government but also from key allies such as the U.S. Earlier this week, Turkish officials confirmed that shortly after he […]