Torture, Rape And Civilian Casualties: Libya’s Civil War

Since the 2011 civil war which deposed the autocratic dictator Muammar Gaddafi and saw the deaths of over 30,000 Libyans, competing armed militias have wreaked havoc and collectively propagated a humanitarian disaster. On 30 October 2017, an airstrike in the militant-controlled city of Derna killed 16 civilians, and despite the […]

Ministerial Shake-up In Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has removed multiple ministers and princes from ministerial positions amid an anti-corruption investigation headed by the Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman. The news was announced on state media on November 4, 2017, with an official statement from King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who eluded to the exploitation […]

A Humanitarian Outlook On The Yemen Crisis

The Islamic State (IS) claimed a major suicide attack on Yemen’s government bastion of Aden, resulting in the death of eight police officers. The attack was followed by a hostage situation where the militant group held an unknown number of police detectives hostage. Such attacks are common in clashes between […]

Putin Opens Memorial To Stalin’s Victims

Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled a memorial wall to victims of Stalinist purges on October 30th. Calling it the “Wall of Grief,” he reaffirmed that history cannot repeat itself in the country. However, the BBC reported that many of Putin’s critics believed his comments to be hypocritical. The President has […]