Day: April 29, 2017

Huge Blast Reported Near Damascus Airport

On Thursday the 27th  of April, five strikes allegedly occurred near the Damascus Airport road in the early hours of the morning. Damascus Airport is about 25 kilometers south-east from the capital. The airstrikes hit an ammunition depot operated by the Lebanese Hezbollah, a regional intelligence group reported. The airstrikes

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Access To Wikipedia Blocked In Turkey

The Turkish government has decided to block access to Wikipedia in the country, as its content presents Turkey as supporting terror. Turkish users have been unable to access all language editions of the site since 8 am on Saturday the 29th of April. The action took place without a court

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The Risk Of Slavery For Refugees In Libya

African refugees and migrants seeking passage to Europe are at risk of being sold as cheap labour by smugglers in Libya, in what the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has described as a ‘slave trade’. In the last three years over 150,000 have made the journey from Libya, paying for

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The Call For Germany To Increase Its Defense Spending

The security concerns for Europe rests deeply in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and its established members. It is imperative, according to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, for NATO members to attempt to increase their defense spending. These commitments were discussed back in 2014, where the heads of states agreed

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Masked Protesters Storm Macedonian Parliament And Attack MPs

Around 200 masked protesters stormed the Macedonian parliament on Thursday night, attacking MPs and injuring at least 10 police officers. The protests came after the election of Talat Xhaferi, an ethnic Albanian, as speaker of the house by the coalition. Witnesses to the scene described broken glass and blood coating

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Can We Be Both Commemorative And Critical When Reflecting On War?

Controversy erupted this week on Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day in Australia over the social media comments of part-time ABC presenter, engineer, author and Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied. ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates armed service personnel, past

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