Day: March 29, 2017

International Actors Criticize Growing Number Of Civilian Deaths In Mosul

The United Nations Human Rights Commission and Amnesty International are among a group of international actors currently raising concerns over the number of civilian deaths, resulting from the fight to retake Mosul from ISIS. Amnesty officials have accused Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition forces of not taking adequate precautions to prevent

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Could The New Zealand SAS Be Responsible For War Crimes In Afghanistan?

Last week, journalist Nicky Hager launched his latest book, Hit and Run, about New Zealand Special Air Service raids on villages in Afghanistan. The book centres around allegations that New Zealand SAS may have been involved in war crimes during deployment in Afghanistan. The book describes Operation Burnham, a New Zealand-led raid

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How To Solve North Korea And Its Threats

Tensions are currently rising on the Korean Peninsula due to North Korea’s launching of four ballistic missiles. According to the New York Times, the concern could be felt in the South Korean response, where they immediately requested that the United States launch its missile defense system in order to defend

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Uganda At ‘Breaking Point’ From South Sudanese Refugee Crisis

The UNHCR reported this week that Uganda is currently at a “breaking point” due to the large influx of refugees entering the country from South Sudan. Currently, Uganda is home to approximately 800,000 South Sudanese refugees, with 2,800 arriving on a daily basis. The establishment of South Sudan as an

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Haitian Cholera Crisis Remains Untackled By UN

Haiti has suffered greatly in the last two centuries: after gaining independence from France, the fledgling nation was forced to pay its previous oppressors an estimated $40 billion USD to compensate for lost slaves. This debt has wracked the country with instability and high poverty rates since. The new millennia

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