U.S. Says ‘Quad’ Nations Ready To Work With Others For A Free, Open Indo-Pacific

Earlier this week, the U.S. State Department acknowledged an informal meeting held between the U.S., India, Australia, and Japan to discuss curbing and regulating China’s growing regional influence. These countries, collectively known as the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or ‘the Quad’ for short, have committed to increasing their role in maritime […]

Palestinian Hunger Striker ‘On The Verge Of Death’

A Palestinian man, who has been on hunger strike for over 80 days, is “on the verge of death” according to Israel-based human rights group B’Tselem. The 49-year-old father of six, Maher Al-Akhras, began the strike to protest his arrest and “administrative detention” by Israeli forces in July. Israel has […]

Israel And Lebanon In Talks About Disputed Sea Border

Israel and Lebanon began talks on Wednesday to settle a dispute over their maritime border with regard to access to the resource-rich Mediterranean Sea. Both nations are technically under a formal state of war, but have remained at a cease-fire since 2006. The first round of talks took place in […]

Anti-Government Protests In Kyrgyzstan

Many were injured and one person died in the anti-government protests in Kyrgyzstan, as reported by the BusinessWorld. The Diplomat reported that the country held its presidential election on October 4th, 2020, announcing the results the same evening. According to BBC, only four out of a total of 16 parties […]

The Impact Of COVID-19 On Brazil’s Indigenous Populations

In September, the Brazilian government flew in general practice doctors as well as a reported 39 tons of food, medicine, and protective equipment to the Guajajara, one of Brazil’s prominent indigenous tribes, according to Reuters. This followed critiques of mishandling the impact of COVID-19 on indigenous populations. With a death toll […]

Belarus Protesters At Risk

Belarus police detained 713 people during mass protests on Sunday against the re-election of the country’s authoritarian leader, Alexander Lukashenko. Of those apprehended, 570 remain in custody. These startling figures make Sunday the most severe response to demonstrations since August. The protests spanned several Belarusian cities, but the largest crowds […]

30 People Killed From Insurgency Attack In Nigeria

An attack occurred at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 25th 2020 in Northeast Nigeria against Borno’s regional governor’s convoy, killing 30 people. The governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, was taken away from the attack in an armoured police vehicle and remained safe. The attack was made by a Boko Haram insurgency: […]

Democracy Is in Danger In Thailand 1

In March, this year a popular pro-democracy party was dissolved by the incumbent government, and protests have been happening in Bangkok since then. The protestors have called for the dissolution of the government and scrapping the current constitution that was installed by the government after it came to power via […]

Thai Protests Continue In Defiance Of Government Ban

In the biggest challenge for years to an establishment long dominated by the army and palace, protesters are calling for the resignation of the government, the drafting of a new constitution, and an end to the authorities harassing people who exercise their freedom of expression. Some of the protests included […]

The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: A Bilateral Canvas For Moscow And Ankara

After agreeing to a ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, both Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused each other of transgressing the agreement brokered by the Kremlin, almost immediately after it was supposed to take effect. After lengthy talks in Moscow, strongly advocated for by Russian President Vladimir Putin, both parties reached […]

Two Supreme Court Justices Oppose Marriage Quality

Supreme Court justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito expressed a desire to overturn marriage quality in a four-page opinion released on Monday, 5 October. The two justices previously expressed dissenting opinions during the Obergefell v. Hodges case, the historic 2015 ruling that guaranteed sex-same marriage under the Fourteenth Amendment to […]

Bangladesh To Institute Death Penalty For Rape Cases

The government of Bangladesh approved measures on October 12th to institute the death penalty for cases of rape. This follows weeks of widespread protests incited by a number of recent assault cases, including the brutal gang rape of a 37-year-old woman in Noakhali on September 2nd, which was filmed and […]

White Supremacy Extremism Classed Top U.S. Terror Threat

The Department of Homeland Security has released its first annual homeland security assessment, which covers a range of high potency threats to the country –  from climate disasters and election interference, to the imminent rise of China. In light of what we’ve seen playing out on the streets of Charlottesville […]

Three Dead In Saudi Detention Camps For Ethiopian Migrants

A 2020 report by Amnesty International has reported the deaths of three migrants who were held in a detention camp in Saudi Arabia. The victims—men from Somalia, Ethiopia, and Yemen—were all housed at the Al-Dayer detention centre. Since 2017, Saudi Arabia has been cracking down on illegal immigrants, including the […]