Daily Archives: November 26, 2016

Rohingya Muslims Flee Persecution In Myanmar To Neighbouring Bangladesh

Rohingya Muslims are escaping persecution in Rakhine State Myanmar, with reports of disappearances as refugees flee across the border to neighbouring Bangladesh. According to the United Nations, nearly 70 people died last week during violent police raids, which were conducted by the state military with 30,000 others were left displaced […]

Thousands Have Been Displaced And Fled Due To The Escalated Tensions In Northern Myanmar

As tensions between Myanmar’s military and ethnic militant groups escalated in northern Myanmar, thousands of Myanmar people have been displaced or fled their homes. As reported by CCTV and the Dhaka Tribune, 2,600 people have been displaced and are temporarily living in monasteries in the town of Muse, and over […]

Where Does The Harsh Rules Of Exemption And Protection Apply To Become An American Citizen?

There are several ways obtain citizenship or a green card in the United States, such as the following: being born in America, marrying a spouse with an American citizenship, meeting work and tax requirements by living in America for many years, obtain residential status through a family member, or being […]

APEC Leaders Pledge To Maintain Free Trade Despite Growing Global Backlash

Despite a series of elections around the world that saw anti-trade and anti-globalization forces coming to power, the 2016 APEC leaders continue to endorse the agenda of international trade and openness. The combined trade of the countries represented by APEC describes 49% of the global volume. However, for all of […]

Russia’s Disagreement On Croatia’s Potential Peace Plan For Ukraine

  On Monday of this week, Andrej Plenkovic, the Croatian Prime Minister visited Kiev, Ukraine, aiming to implement a peace arrangement for the repressed former Soviet Union state. The peace arrangement would be modeled off of the Erdut Agreement, created between Croatia and rebel Croatian Serbs in 1995. The UN-sponsored […]

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 […]

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 […]