Daily Archives: June 11, 2017

The Eight Million Forgotten Chinese Muslims

China’s repressed Muslim minority, the Uighurs, have fought a long battle of erasure and lockdown from the government since the 1990s. The Muslim and ethnically Turkish Uighur population of 8 million are based in China’s Western Xinjiang region and represent the largest of the regions’ 13 major ethnic groups. The […]

13 Marines Killed In Marawi Siege

On May 23, the Maute group attacked Marawi City in the Philippines. Marawi is the capital of province Lanao del Sur, which is located on one of the largest islands of the Philippines. The Maute group is a pro-Islamist faction who allegedly began the battle in order to establish a […]

Rif Activism Pressures Moroccan Government

Demonstrations in Al-Hoceima, part of Morocco’s neglected Rif region on the Mediterranean coast, have continued for over six months. In October 2016, a fish seller, Mouhcine Fikri, was crushed to death in a rubbish truck as he attempted to retrieve his fish. The Police had thrown it away as Fikri […]

Fourteen Killed Over Humanitarian Aid Supplies In Somalia

Fourteen people, most of whom are reported to be civilians, have been killed in Somalia after a number of soldiers attempted to steal food aid meant to be distributed to Somalis amidst the country’s severe humanitarian crisis. According to reports by the Associated Press (AP), a fight broke out at […]

Reports Suggest Russia Is Responsible For The Blockade Against Qatar

Bahrain, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have implemented a trade, travel and diplomatic blockade on Qatar. A recent CNN report has suggested that Russia is behind it. So, what caused the blockade? Saudi Arabia has been concerned about Qatar’s funding of extremist organizations, such as ISIS, Hamas, and […]

Islamist Militants Besiege City In The Philippines

On May 23rd, fighters from the Maute group, who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS), took over the predominantly Muslim Malawi City in Mindanao, Philippines. The current occupation and conflict between the Islamist militants and government troops has continued for almost three weeks. The Filipino military has reported […]