Asia


Human Rights Watch’s Concerns For Protection Of Civilians In Battle For Raqqa

Human Rights Watch declared grave concerns this week for the rights of detainees, indiscriminate attacks, and the treatment of displaced people by the U.S.-led coalition, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and other local armed groups in the offensive against Islamic State (ISIS) for the city of Raqqa. The Syrian city […]


Iraqi Kurds Announce Independence Referendum

On Wednesday June 7th Masoud Barzani, the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish Region, announced on twitter plans for an independence referendum. He stated, “I am pleased to announce that the date for the independence referendum has been set for Monday, September 25, 2017.” The decision […]


US Military Reports 484 Civilians Have Been Killed In US-Led Attacks Against ISIL

On Friday, June 2nd, the US military reported that 484 civilian deaths had resulted from coalition attacks on ISIS group targets in Syria and Iraq since mid-2014. In its statement on Friday, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) added another 132 civilian deaths to its April report. The dramatic spike resulted […]


Kabul Peace Process Concludes Its Inaugural Meeting On A Positive Note

The first meeting of the Afghan-led ‘Kabul Peace Process for Peace and Security Cooperation’ has officially concluded after a day of discussions, the Guardian reports. Led by Chief Executive Abdullah, organizers of the conference are reportedly hopeful that the conference has laid the foundations for security ties between Afghanistan and […]


China Continues To Prioritize Regional Peace Over Denuclearization On The Korean Peninsula

North Korea continues its provocative behaviour. This week, North Korea tested ground-to-sea cruise missiles and claimed it a success. The ground-to-sea missile test was the fifth test in under a month, which was presumably in defiance of international pressures, mainly coming from the Trump administration, to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. […]