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Suicide Attack Kills Two Civilians and Injures a Number of French Soldiers in Mali

In the West African nation of Mali, a car bombing occurred killing at least 2 civilians and injuring over 20 others including a number of French soldiers in Gao, a city located in the northern part of the country. Al-Jazeera reported that the French Army spokesman, Patrik Steiger, indicated that […]


Unaccompanied Migrant Children Denied Welfare In Paris

More than 200 unaccompanied migrant children are homeless and sleep on the streets every night in Paris, this is according to a report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on July 4. The report, “Like a Lottery: Arbitrary Treatment of Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Paris,” found that children are denied protection, food, shelter and […]


UN Peacekeeping And Sexual Assault: Where Are We Now?

It has been over a year since the re-introduction of the zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, an issue that has long been rife within the United Nations (UN). Stemming from a resolution adopted on March 10, 2017, the policy stresses the importance of states holding perpetrators accountable, particularly […]


EU’s 2018 Migration Summit: An Influx of Migrants Or An Influx Of Populist Power?

There has been a dramatic change in the political landscape for migrants in Europe over the weekend as a new EU wide summit was reached regarding how the Union would deal with migration issues in the future. They key aspects of the summit include:  domestic control centres within the EU, […]


French Muslim Student In Media Storm Over Headscarf

Maryam Pougetoux faced heavy backlash earlier this month after appearing in a television documentary.  The film was geared toward bringing awareness to local student protests occurring at her university since earlier this year. Her thoughts on controversy were seemingly overridden by her wearing of a headscarf, by which she retained criticism […]


The EU Face-To-Face With A No-Confidence Motion: How The Mediterranean Determines The Results

After the 2016 U.S. elections, populist governments experienced a rise in popularity. In France, the National Rally came close to clinching presidential office and in Germany, the Alternative for Germany won its first seats in the Bundestag.  Italy most recently joined this trend. On 1 June, a populist coalition of […]


Rival Libyan Leaders Agree to Hold Election

The leaders of Libya’s four rival governing factions agreed to hold elections in December. The agreement was finalized at a multilateral peace conference in Paris on Tuesday, May 29th, which included 20 representatives from 20 countries. Attendees to the conference included countries neighboring Libya, various powers in the region, European […]


ETA officially disbands, bringing its forty-year campaign of terror to an end

Basque terrorist group ETA announced last Thursday that it has “completely dissolved all its structures and declared an end to its political initiative”, almost exactly 50 years after claiming its first victim. This announcement, which was followed by a ceremony in the town of Cambo-les-Bains, in south-west France, officially marks […]