Day: August 11, 2017

Over 50 Missing After Refugees Forced Off Boat Into Yemen Sea

In less than 24 hours, two separate groups of migrants and refugees were “deliberately drowned” by human smugglers off the coast of Yemen. The first incident occurred Wednesday, August 9, 2017, when the International Organization of Migration (IOM) found 29 bodies buried on the beach. According to Laurent de Boeck,

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Bana Mura And The Democratic Republic Of Congo

Over the last year, a militia in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bana Mura, has carried out attacks resulting in at least 250 killed. Of those killed, 62 were children and 30 were younger than eight years old. The militia is relatively new, and, as reported by the guardian, have

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Mauritania Abolishes Senate In Controversial Referendum

On the 7th of August, Mauritania announced the results of its constitutional referendum, abolishing the Senate. The measures proposed by the current president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz were approved by 85% of the voters and also included changes to the flag and the national anthem. The indirectly-elected Senate will now

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North Korea Warns U.S. Over New Sanctions

On Monday, August 7th, North Korea declared that the new sanctions, which were unanimously passed by the United Nations on Saturday, were a “wanton infringement upon the sovereignty of the country” and accused the United States of “trying to drive the situation of the Korean peninsula to the brink of

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Thousands Evacuated From Lebanese-Syrian Border

Last Monday saw the Lebanese-Syrian border fill with ambulances and buses in anticipation of a swap and trade between Hezbollah and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham Front for fighters and refugees. The exchange was postponed until Tuesday but continued with the transfer of eight soldiers from Lebanon’s militant group, Hezbollah, with five

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ASEAN Issues Communique On South China Sea, Seeks Compromise

On Sunday, foreign leaders of several Southeast Asian nations met to discuss the contentious situation in the South China Sea. At the annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit last weekend, prominent ministers of ten member states came together to devise a strategy moving forward. China’s expansion into the disputed

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