Daily Archives: February 3, 2017

The Gambia and its 21st Century Glorious Revolution

It is exactly one week since Adama Barrow made his triumphant entry into Gambia in a revolution that can be likened to the 1688 Glorious Revolution in England. Jubilant crowds of Gambians came out to welcome their newly elected President and messages came pouring in from the national and international […]

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 […]

World Food Programme Fails To Feed Displaced Iraqis

Displaced Iraqi people continue to face hunger pains as food rations are cut. The World Food Programme, (WFP), which manages emergency food aid has reduced food rations by 50% to 1.4million displaced Iraqis. This organization aims to provide emergency food at half a kilogram, per person, per day, but has […]

Islamophobia Continues With Violent Attack On Canadian Mosque

On Sunday night, the Muslim community suffered yet another blow as two armed men stormed a mosque in Quebec City. Six people have been confirmed dead, while another 8 were wounded as they gathered for evening prayer. Two suspects have been arrested for the shooting, one has been charged with […]

“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 […]

Quebec Shooting: What Happened?

On Sunday, 6 people were shot dead by a gunman at a mosque in Quebec, Canada. 17 others were injured in the shooting at Quebec’s Islamic Culture Centre. Over 50 people were praying in the mosque during the evening when the attack occurred highlighting the intended nature of the attack. […]

Six men killed during prayer at Quebec mosque

Soon after US President Donald Trump announced a ban on immigrants and dual citizens of seven Muslim countries from the United States, an attack on a mosque in Quebec City, Canada occurred. Six men were killed and 19 others were injured in the evening of January 30th, at the Centre […]