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More Than 60 Civilians Killed In Airstrike On Syrian Market While De-Escalation Brokers Remain Silent

On Monday November 13, airstrikes on a market in a northern Syrian town and “de-escalation zone” have killed an estimated 61 people. Market-goers were crushed under the wreckage or blown apart by the explosion. At least three airstrikes targeted Atareb, a small town on the periphery of Aleppo swollen with […]


Russia Vetoes Continued Chemical Weapons Investigation In Syria: Security Council Too Politicized To Respond To War Crimes

Russia has cast its second veto at the UN Security Council in two days, blocking the continued investigation of chemical weapon use by its ally Syria. This decision illustrates the partisan nature of the Security Council, which should not be used as the decision-making mechanism where chemical weapons are involved. […]


Conflict In Syria Has Now Lasted Longer Than World War II

A recent meeting of the Humanitarian Task Force in Geneva gave detail to the ongoing fighting in Syria, with  Jan Egeland, the special Advisory to the UN Special Envoy for Syria declaring a horrific fact: “they have been through a seven-year war, longer the second World War”.  There had been a […]


More Than 200 Russian Citizens Detained During Anti-Putin Protests

Instead of celebrating, thousands of Russian citizens across the country spent Vladimir Putin’s 65th birthday protesting the Kremlin and his restrictive control of elections and free speech. Alexei Navalny directed the protest rallies. Navalny is currently Putin’s only tangible political opponent and is currently serving a 20-day jail sentence for […]


The United States Withdraws Membership From UNESCO

The US has announced that it will officially withdraw its membership from the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on December 31, 2018. The US State Department released a statement regarding its departure on October 12, stating that it will establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO, citing […]


Closure For Victims And Families Of Beslan School Siege, Thirteen Years On

Thirteen years after the Beslan School siege, the Russian Federation has signalled its willingness to comply with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) April ruling that Russia used disproportionate force to end the attack. Accordingly, the state will pay €3 million in damages to 409 victims and family members […]


Russia’s Display Of Massive Firepower Concerns U.S. And NATO Allies

According to CNN, Russia is unleashing massive firepower right on NATO’s border. Under the watchful eyes of President Vladimir Putin, tanks, rockets, and aircrafts display their capabilities in choreographed war games named Zapad (the west). Russia is conducting the military exercise with Belarus. They claim that the exercise simulates an […]