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Assad’s Idlib Assault Could Trigger A Refugee “Catastrophe”

A top Turkish official has sounded the alarm over Bashar al-Assad’s latest military campaign on the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib, arguing that it could ignite a “new wave of migration.” Reinforced by immense Russian air power, Syrian troops have quickly advanced on the province since late 2017, triggering a […]


Nazism Vocabulary Creeps Into Austrian Politician’s Rhetoric

There has been a public outcry in Austria after Freedom Party Interior Minister, Herbert Kickl, made a statement in which he declared that ‘basic services centres, suitable infrastructure that enables us to concentrate people in the asylum process in one place’. This comes as the party’s leaders, Heinz-Christian Strache, has […]


Illegal Trading With North Korea After The Latest UN Sanctions

Last week the resolution 2397 was approved by the UN Security Council, in which new economic sanctions were imposed on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in order to halt its nuclear programme. Among these sanctions, one strictly limited oil trade to the Asian country. Certainly, this action could destabilize […]


Evacuation Of Critically Sick Patients From Syrian Rebel-Held Enclave In Eastern Ghouta

In December 2017, the United Nations pushed for the immediate evacuation of critically sick children and patients from the besieged Syrian rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta. Over the past few weeks the process of evacuation has begun; however, the lives of hundreds of people requiring immediate medical attention remains uncertain. […]


Israel Withdrawal From UNESCO Confirmed

On December 29, 2017, after lengthy anticipation, Director-General Audrey Azoulay officially announced Israel’s withdrawal from the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) after being a member since September 1, 1949. Azoulay’s statement makes it evident that Israel’s withdrawal was directly in line with the United States’s withdrawal earlier last […]