Day: July 3, 2017

Civilians Killed As Soldiers Clash Over Somalia Aid

A clash over food aid in Somalia led to the death of fourteen civilians on Friday, June 9th. According to the Associated Press (AP), soldiers reportedly attempted to steal sacks of food intended for refugees in the city of Baidoa. The capital of the southwestern Bay region, Baidoa is the

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Car Bombs Kill 19 In Damascus, Syria

At least 19 people were been killed by a series of car bombs in Damascus on Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has said. A suicide attacker, surrounded by authorities, prompted the first explosion in Tahrir Square. The following two car bombings were controlled and later detonated under the

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U.S. Court Throws Out Lawsuit For Yemen Drone Strike

A ‘wrongful death’ lawsuit that was presented to U.S. courts of appeals for the District of Colombia Circuit by Yemeni national, Faisal bin Ali Jaber, who claims his relatives were collateral damage of a U.S. drone strike, has been thrown out after a unanimous decision by a three-judge panel on

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The International Criminal Court And The Past 15 Years

This week marks the fifteenth anniversary of the creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Rome Statute grants the ICC jurisdiction over the following four crimes: war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and the crime of aggression. While the Rome Statute was adopted by 120 States in 1998, the

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Donald Trump Travel Ban Injunction Partly Lifted By Supreme Court

On Monday, June 26, the United States Supreme Court partially lifted the injunctions by the lower courts on President Donald Trump’s travel ban. Visa applications for citizens from six Muslim-majority countries, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, have been suspended for a 90-day period, and the U.S Refugee Admissions

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