Daily Archives: May 28, 2017

Iran, The Juvenile Excecutioner

Iran has come under fire many a times for their blatant disregard for international law concerning the prohibition of the execution of juvenile offenders. Iran ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which explicitly proscribes the capital punishment of persons that have committed crimes while they […]

Egypt: Attack On Coptic Christians Prompts Government Strike On Libyan “Jihadist Camps”

Egyptian armed forces have launched six air strikes on “terrorist camps” near the Libyan town of Derna on Friday, reported Egypt state media. According to military sources and Reuters, the air raids targeted “jihadist camps” and were the government’s response to an attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians earlier […]

Myanmar Reforms Not Helping Those Who Need Them Most

Despite the economic and political reforms in Myanmar since Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy (NLD) were elected in 2015, there are fears that many are not benefiting from these reforms. A UNICEF report, released last week states that the Myanmar government is failing to aid […]

Brazil: Will The Corruption Allegations And Political Turmoil Ever End?

New allegations of obstructing justice and corruption have been made against the President of Brazil. In a report issued in May 2017 by the Brazilian Attorney-General, an investigation has been ordered into the behaviour of President Temer. An audio recorded conversation appears to have evidence of President Temer ensuring Eduardo Cunha, […]

Is Trump Right About NATO Members Not Paying Their Fair Share?

In a speech at the NATO summit on Thursday, Trump urged NATO countries to begin increasing their military spending. Several NATO leaders, including Angela Merkel, Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May stood quietly and awkwardly as the President gave his criticism. “NATO members must finally contribute their fair share,” […]

British Police Resume Intelligence Sharing With U.S. Security Agencies

Fewer than 24 hours after a ban on intelligence sharing with US security agencies, UK police have resumed bilateral cooperation. The ban, largely seen as a message to US law enforcement officials, came into force following a series of leaks, by US officials to local newspapers, relating to the Manchester […]