North Korea Warns U.S. Over New Sanctions

On Monday, August 7th, North Korea declared that the new sanctions, which were unanimously passed by the United Nations on Saturday, were a “wanton infringement upon the sovereignty of the country” and accused the United States of “trying to drive the situation of the Korean peninsula to the brink of […]

Thousands Evacuated From Lebanese-Syrian Border

Last Monday saw the Lebanese-Syrian border fill with ambulances and buses in anticipation of a swap and trade between Hezbollah and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham Front for fighters and refugees. The exchange was postponed until Tuesday but continued with the transfer of eight soldiers from Lebanon’s militant group, Hezbollah, with five […]

ASEAN Issues Communique On South China Sea, Seeks Compromise

On Sunday, foreign leaders of several Southeast Asian nations met to discuss the contentious situation in the South China Sea. At the annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit last weekend, prominent ministers of ten member states came together to devise a strategy moving forward. China’s expansion into the disputed […]

Fears Of Violence As Kenyans Goes To The Polls

Tensions are rising this week as Kenya braces itself for one of the closest fought elections in its post-independence history. The two contenders are both familiar faces to Kenyan politics. Current incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of independent Kenya’s first president, is running for his second term. While the son […]

Rwandan President Paul Kagame Re-elected For A Third Term

Paul Kagame, the former leader of the Tutsi Rwandan Patriotic Front, has been re-elected as President of Rwanda in a landslide victory. With over 90% voter turnout, neither of his challengers managed to secure even 1% of the vote, with Kagame successfully securing 98.63% of the vote. In 2015, a […]