Migration From Istanbul: Living Crisis For Migrants In Turkey

Istanbul was home for thousands of migrants, and it hosted the largest registered number of Syrians in Turkey (548,000 out of the 3.6 million). However, Sinem Koseoglu, Al Jazeera’s Istanbul-based correspondent remarked an estimated one million Syrians live there. Turkey has only provided partial legal protection to Syrians by granting […]

Turkey Ousts Three Mayors And Arrests Hundreds, Alleging Terrorism

Ominous developments have occurred this week in Turkey, as Reuters reports that the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has moved to oust three Kurdish mayors in the country’s restive southeastern region, alleging links to militant Kurdish separatists. At the same time, police arrested more than four hundred people throughout […]

The US Extends Huawei Ban For Another Three Months

The Washington Post reported that the Trump administration on August 19th issued an extension to the ban of Chinese smartphone and technological equipment manufacturing company, Huawei, from the United States Market. The initiative will provide some issues for the US companies that relied on Huawei equipment to perform their operational […]

Australia Shirks Climate Responsibility At Pacific Island Forum

At the Pacific Island Forum held in Tuvalu last week, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison did not budge from his conservative position on climate change. Eighteen heads of states representing their island nations did their utmost to convey the immediate threat posed by the climate crisis, but were ultimately unsuccessful […]

Chad Declares State Of Emergency After Dozens Of Ethnic Killings

President of Chad Idriss Deby has enacted a national state of emergency due to the death of 50 people in the Sila and Ouaddai regions of this landlocked African country. Increased gun use among civilians due to an increase in supply from neighboring countries has perpetuated the loss of Chadians […]

Sudan’s Deposed Ruler Omar al-Bashir Faces Trial Over Corruption

Former president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, is due to go to Sudanese trial for corruption charges after being ousted from his presidential role by armed forces after massive civilian protests called for a change in government. The former president is not being tried by the International Criminal Court unless he […]

Saudi Activist Rejects Release Deal

Prominent Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul rejected a deal for her release.  The deal required the women’s rights campaigner to deny being tortured whilst in detention.  Al-Hathloul was arrested last May along with ten other activists as part of a government crackdown on critics.  They were charged with breaking cybercrime laws, […]