Daily Archives: July 11, 2017

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Released

After serving a 25-day prison sentence, Russian anti-corruption activist and opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released from detainment this week. Navalny was initially arrested and sentenced to a 30-day jail term on June 12th after inciting anti-Kremlin and anti-corruption protests which took place in over 100 cities – including […]

Independence Celebrations Cancelled In South Sudan As Civil War Persists

Sunday marked South Sudan’s sixth year of independence, but celebrations were cancelled for the second year running due to the civil war and famine that are causing the fastest growing refugee crisis globally. “We are not celebrating… because our situation does not require us to celebrate at a time when […]

Attack On Egyptian Military Base Kills 23 Soldiers In Northern Sinai

A suicide bomb attack at an army checkpoint in a remote part of Sinai has left at least 23 Egyptian soldiers dead and dozens more injured, security sources confirm. The attack, which took place on Friday morning, began when militants in roughly 24 SUVs arrived at the compound, at least […]

Division In The Gulf States

Tension has occurred in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have accused Qatar of supporting Islamist terrorist groups including ISIS, al-Qaeda and The Muslim Brotherhood. They believe such action impinges on their security and stability. Diplomatic links have been closed, Qatari citizens living in […]

UN Decries Continuing Violence In The DRC

UN Human Rights Chief, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, has called for an independent international investigation into hundreds of recent killings in the Democratic Republic of Congo. His call comes amidst reports of toddlers and pregnant women being hacked to death, and the inability of the central government to protect citizens. […]

Qatar Vows “No Surrender” In Gulf Crisis

Qatar, a small middle eastern nation on the coast of the Persian Gulf, faced unprecedented sanctions and a diplomatic break with its neighbours this week because of allegations that Qatar has destabilized the region. Led by Saudi Arabia; Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) accused Qatar of funding […]

Tense Calm In Syria After Truce

The US, Russia and Jordan have brokered a truce between the Syrian regime and rebel forces that was scheduled to be enforced on Sunday, July 9, 2017, midday. This deal was agreed upon on Friday at the G20 summit in Hamburg. There are three provinces where the truce was meant […]