Daily Archives: August 3, 2017

Qatari Foreign Minister Calls On UN To Help Resolve Gulf Crisis

Qatar’s Foreign Minister publicly called on the UN to help resolve the ongoing Gulf crisis last Thursday and also accused Saudi Arabia of violating international law for blockading countries. This was discussed privately between Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The Qatari Foreign Minister appears to […]

Israeli Embassy Staff Return From Jordan Amidst Rising Regional Tensions 1

The Israeli Embassy staff in Jordan have returned home to Israel following the violent incident in Amman on Sunday that resulted in the death of two Jordanian citizens and injury of an Israeli security officer. This event occurred amidst rising tensions and violent outbreaks, which are as a result of […]

Changes To Anti-Dowry Laws Announced By The Indian Supreme Court

With growing tensions on the Sino-Indian border, a recent Supreme Court judgement has received limited international attention. On the 28th July, the Indian Supreme Court issued a set of directives altering the implementation of Section 498a, the anti-dowry law. The law currently allows wives to incarcerate their husbands and in-laws […]

Venezuelan Election Leads To Intense Protests And Social Unrest

Officials were killed on Sunday during violent protests in Venezuela’s capital of Caracas. These protests were formed in reaction to the vote called by President Nicolás Maduro to introduce a new governing power. Despite receiving criticism both internationally and domestically, Maduro hopes to reshape the way in which the Venezuelan […]

Intolerant Because…

One of my good friends recommended a book to me. Then he nagged and nagged, and finally, I gave in just to stop the nagging. The moment I began reading the book I could not put it down. I read and read, page after page, chapter after chapter experiencing all […]

Azaria Appeal Against Manslaughter Conviction Quashed

This week, former Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) soldier, Sergeant Elor Azaria, had his appeal against a manslaughter conviction that was quashed by an Israeli military court, the Haaretz news service has reported. Azaria’s victim, 21-year-old Palestinian Abdul Fatah al-Sharif, had been lying on the road unarmed and subdued at the time […]

The Forgotten War In The Central African Republic 2

It is not uncommon to come across weekly or even daily headlines concerning the wars in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Yemen. On occasion, the media may extend its coverage to include a news piece briefly going over the ongoing conflict in Somalia. Yet, there is one conflict that seems to […]

Sinai Bombings Continue: Seven Dead In Bombing Attempt Crushed By Egyptian Forces

The Egyptian military has credited a tank driver for saving scores of civilians by stopping a car bomb in its tracks on July 25th. The 4×4 was approaching a checkpoint in the North Sinai region, south of al-Arish when the tank rammed into it. Upon failing to stop, the tank […]

The Philippines’ Third War

The Philippines’ “War on Drugs” and battle against ISIS-affiliated groups have received global media attention over the past year, but a third conflict has gripped the country since the 1960s. Already stalled peace negotiations with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) have now been frozen, after a series of […]

Venezuelan Asylum Seekers in Brazil

In the state of Roraima, Brazil, there are increasing numbers of Venezuelan asylum seekers. In 2015, the number was 280; according to Brazilian federal police, the first half of 2017 already boasts 6,438 asylum seekers. They have left Venezuela to seek employment opportunities in Brazil, as they face significant hardships […]