Day: November 26, 2016

The Necessity for the U.N. Joint Investigative Mechanism Extension

  On October 31st, 2016, the UN Security Council regulated the mandate extension allowing inspectors to continue gathering evidence on chemical weapon attacks orchestrated by the Syrian government. This particular mandate, the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), was extended for two weeks with a possibility for diplomats to negotiate for a

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Police Violence In Rio’s Favelas

On Saturday 19 November, a police helicopter in Brazil’s capital of Rio de Janeiro crashed in the City of God favela. Four police officers were killed in the crash; however, the ensuing police raid into the favela caused another eleven casualties. The violence between drug gangs, militias, and police sparked

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Pro-Kurdish Lawmakers Held In Turkey During Terror-Related Probe

  On Friday 4 November 2016, eleven MP’s of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) were arrested, including party co-leaders, Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag. The state-run Anadolu news agency reported that their arrests were for not testifying in court for an ongoing terrorism investigation. The arrests follow a resolution

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Too Many Walls, Not Enough Bridges

“I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.” That was one of the main pledges of President-elect, Donald Trump during his campaign. The controversial promise has probably made more headlines than any other topic during

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