Daily Archives: June 10, 2017

UN Chief Warns Of Water Crisis By 2050

It is estimated that the demand for clean water will increase by 40 percent by 2050 according to the statement from UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. The Associated Press reported this week that Guterres has informed the Security Council that “strains on water access is already rising in all regions,” […]

FARC Lays-Down 30% Of Its Arsenal To UN Mission In Colombia

On June 7, ex-rebel group, Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), laid down 30% of its weapons in compliance with its timeline agreement with the Colombian Government. The UN Mission in Colombia now has a total of 2,300 weapons stored in its containers, which represent exactly 31% of the weapons previously registered and […]

Chibok Girls Released, What To Do Next ?

Several Chibok school girls who were abducted by the insurgent group, Boko Haram, have been released. Nearly 300 girls were abducted from their dormitories as they prepared to take their final exams in 2014. Twenty-one of them were earlier released last October after negotiations between Boko Haram and the Nigerian […]

As Turkey’s Ruling Party Elects Erdogan As Leader, Hope Of A Peaceful And Democratic Future In For The Country Fades

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was elected as the leader of Turkey’s ruling party, the Justice and Development Party, or AK Party, on May 21, 2017. This vote comes just weeks after the controversial Turkish referendum that gave Erdogan sweeping new powers and eliminated a constitutional amendment that required presidents […]

US Fighter Jet ‘Shoots Down’ An Armed Drone In Syria

An American F-15 fighter jet has brought down a pro-regime drone in Syria after it opened fire on coalition forces. This is according to officials from the coalition. This event marks an escalation of tension in the war-ravished country. Thankfully, no one was hurt in this unfortunate incident which occurred […]

Heat Waves In India Show Growing Costs Of Climate Change

A recent study maps rising temperatures in India and predicts that heat- related deaths will only increase in the future. The recent study highlights the latest issues caused by climate change. The need for effective global climate action is great. But with the U.S. announcing its withdrawal from the Paris […]

ISIS Kills Two Chinese Nationals In Pakistan

ISIS has announced that they killed two Chinese nationals who were kidnapped in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province last month. The kidnappers were police-uniformed terrorists and the two victims were language teachers in Pakistan.  Balochistan is an important location for both Chinese and Pakistani governments. China is building large-scale infrastructure projects […]