Daily Archives: November 13, 2016

Australia Ratifies The Paris Climate Agreement

  On Thursday, the 10th of November, Australia became the latest country to ratify the global Paris climate agreement. Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull announced that the parliamentary committee on treaties had agreed to ratify this agreement stating that “almost a year from the Paris conference, it is clear the […]

Violence and Impunity in the Central African Republic Threatens a Fragile Peace

In Kaga Bandero, a town 350km north of the nation’s capital Bangui, violence is unending. Civilian massacres, destruction of houses, and targeted attacks against Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDP) camps are just some of the deadly indicators of a fragile peace teetering on widespread conflict. Since the democratic election of President […]

Civilian White Flags: Civilian Casualties and Danger in Mosul

The battle in and around Mosul, Iraq between government forces and Daesh is rapidly rising to become the big humanitarian emergency that organizations were predicting last month. Iraqi forces have been fighting to recapture Mosul, the last-remaining Iraqi city under Daesh control. These forces are a collaboration of Iraqi troops, […]

150,000 Indonesians March Against Governor of Jakarta in Violent Protests

On Friday, around 150,000 Jakartan Muslims took to the streets to demonstrate against the city’s Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok, in relation to comments he made regarding the Quran. The protest was spearheaded by the Islamic Defender’s Front, a militant group consisting of hardline Muslims who were […]

Brexit Saga Continues

A court ruling in London that Parliament must approve before the Brexit can happen raised hopes among those opposing the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union. This ruling discounted arguments by lawyers representing current Prime Minister Theresa May who argued she did not need legal approval to invoke Article […]