Daily Archives: April 5, 2017

Mali’s National Dialogue Conference Recommends Dialogue With Jihadi Leaders

The National Dialogue Conference of Mali which ended April 2nd, 2017 recommends open dialogue as the only way forward for a sustainable and united Mali. The conference advised President of the Republic, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, on the importance of open and sincere dialogue with armed groups including prominent Jihadi leaders […]

Libya Saves 400 Migrants Off Its Coast

According to a Spokesman for the Libyan Navy, 420 migrants were rescued by the Libyan Navy while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. General Ayoub Qassem stated that 205 Africans, including eight women and a child, were rescued early on Monday, 20th March, 2017 off the coast of Tajura, […]

A Descent Into Dictatorship?

At the end of March, the Venezuelan Supreme Court stripped the elected body, the National Assembly, of its powers, a move which, according to the New York Times, edges the country even closer towards a dictatorship. The Supreme Court nullified the ruling only days later, but neither the government opposition […]

The Mar-A-Lago Meeting

The scheduled meeting between the American President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will be the first face-to-face meeting between Xi and Trump. The meeting will run from April 4th to April 6th at Trump’s private mansion at Mar-a-Lago, Florida, where Trump also hosted his meeting with the […]

20 Are Attacked And Killed At Pakistani Shrine

In Islamabad, Pakistan, 20 people were hacked and beaten to death, and four others injured. On Sunday, the Pakistani police reported that the victims were given an alcoholic drink, then they were beaten and hacked with batons and knives. The victims’ bodies, which bore the marks of torture, were stripped […]

Attack On Sufi Shrine In Lahore, Pakistan

Twenty people were killed and four more injured this week when they were attacked while worshipping at a Sufi shrine on the outskirts of Sargodha in the Punjab region of Pakistan. The shrine’s custodian, 50-year-old Abdul Waheed, has confessed to the attack and is the primary suspect. He has been […]

North Carolina’s “Bathroom Law” Repealed

On Thursday, March 30, North Carolina’s state government passed a repeal of HB2, better known as the “bathroom law.” This law severely limited protections for LGBT individuals and earned its tagline as the bathroom law by specifying that transgender individuals could not use the bathroom of their gender rather than their […]

US-Backed Syrian Forces Resume Fighting Near Tabqa Dam

Early this week, the US-backed Syrian forces resumed fighting near Tabqa dam, which is said to have been damaged as a result of airstrikes that were purportedly carried out by the SDF (Syrian Defence Forces). The airstrikes are said to have led to serious damage to the dam, and there […]