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U.A.E. Spy Charges: A Need for ‘Repercussions’

British PhD student, Matthew Hedges, has now safely returned to the United Kingdom after being sentenced to life in prison in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), before being pardoned on November 26th. Despite the fact that Hedges was issued a presidential pardon, the UAE should still be facing these ‘repercussions’ for their unacceptable treatment of him and other wrongly accused academics. Academics across the world should be able to carry out research safely. They should have access to clear guidelines from their country of interest as to what academic research is permitted, and they should be confident that, if they follow these guidelines, they will not be arrested for gathering open-source information.


Aquarius, The Last Mediterranean Refugee Rescue Ship, Ends Operations Amid Pressure From EU States

Rescue and relief organizations SOS Méditerranée and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have recently announced that they are ending the Aquarius refugee rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea. This decision followed the two-month halt to operations that Aquarius has endured following the revocation of its registration. 24 people associated with Aquarius have been […]


United Kingdom Commits £50 Million To Ending FGM 1

On Friday, November 23rd, the United Kingdom (U.K.) pledged £50 million towards ending female genital mutilation (FGM) in Africa. This investment was part of a five-year program to support projects across Africa to implement education and legislation surrounding FGM. It was also part of a larger international scheme to end […]


Europe’s ‘Outdated And Harmful’ Rape Laws

Sunday, November 25 marked the annual International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which saw people protest across the world against sexual violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and transphobia, amongst other important and prevalent issues. On the eve of the day, a report by Amnesty International was released, […]


Next Parliament Hurdle Following May’s Brexit Draft

For Brexiteers, Wednesday the 14th was a day of both celebration and concern, as ministers such as Esther McVey and Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab began dropping like flies after May’s cabinet vote. Following a five-hour meeting, it was announced that Theresa May’s cabinet was to officially back the latest Brexit draft, […]


‘Extinction Rebellion’ Block London Bridges In Act Of Resistance

The most pressing global issue facing the whole of humanity is climate change. It is a complex phenomenon, consisting of a variety of multilateral issues and effects, with global impacts implicating virtually every human activity. This has motivated the campaign group ‘Extinction Rebellion’ to encourage global leaders to examine and […]


Poverty Vs. Pollution, Economy Vs. Ecosystem: Landfill Problem Around The Globe

The World Count estimates that over 2.12 billion tons of waste are produced around the world per year. The question of how to cope with that huge amount of trash has become a global issue. Aside from the obvious environmental pollution that waste creates, it also generates internal disagreements and conflicts […]


World Leaders Honour The Centennial Of The World War I Armistice By Partaking In The Paris Peace Forum

On the centennial of the armistice that ended World War I, a number of world leaders and other policy makers joined together in Paris to take part in an inaugural peace forum hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, following the day’s ceremonies. While dozens of heads of state attended the […]