Daily Archives: February 3, 2017

Ukraine Files Suit Against Russia

On January 16th, Ukraine began proceedings against Russia at the International Court of Justice in regards to Russia’s involvement in the current conflict between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in Crimea. The lawsuit is based on alleged violations of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism […]

“War on the Poor”: Human Rights Groups Condemn Duterte’s Anti-Drug Campaign

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have condemned Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his “war on drugs” this week, after a “pause” was announced in the controversial anti-drug operations. On January 30, 2017, Philippine National Police Director-General Ronald Dela Rosa declared that the Philippine government would cease anti-drug operations, in […]

Al-Shabaab attack on Kenyan soldiers leaves dozens dead

Islamic militant group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the deaths of 57 Kenyan soldiers in a remote military base in Kulbiyow, near the Kenyan border. Al-Shabaab’s military operations spokesman, Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, told Reuters that the two fighters drove suicide car bombs into the base, while other militants stormed in, killing […]