Daily Archives: August 13, 2017

President Erdogan’s Purge Continues With Trial Of 500 Military Personnel

The largest single trial since last year’s attempted military coup is underway in Ankara, Turkey’s capital city. Consisting mainly of members of Turkey’s military, the trial is the most recent purge of government institutions and civil society by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. A variety of charges have been mounted against […]

A Call For Neutrality In UN’s Syrian Peace Talks

In an open letter to Staffan de Mistura, the UN’s Syrian Special Envoy, a coalition of 160 Syrian civil society groups have voiced concerns that their peace talks are failing due to external influence from foreign nations. The letter reveals a deep-seated frustration with the UN’s peace processes as several […]

UN Report Finds More Than 250 People Killed In Congo Since March

More than 250 people, including 62 children, were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) between March and June of this year, according to a new UN report. The report is based on interviews with 96 refugees who fled Congo’s Kasai region into Angola. From their accounts, the UN […]

Lok Sabha Proposes Peace Negotiations With Pakistan Independent Of Terrorist Attacks

Both India and Pakistan, which celebrate their 70th birthdays this month, have maintained a turbulent relationship since the Partition of 1947. An increase in terrorist attacks has halted peace discussions between the two nations, albeit this was the result of previous visits by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to then-Prime Minister […]

U.N. Warns Of Genocide In C.A.R As Six Red Cross Volunteers Are Announced Dead

The deaths of dozens of civilians and six Red Cross workers were announced on Wednesday, just one day after the U.N. declared early warning signs of genocide in the Central African Republic. The aid workers and civilians died in a clash between an armed group and a self-defence group in […]

Hackers Hit Venezuelan Government Sites After Army Base Attack In Valencia

After an attack on an army base in the central city of Valencia, Venezuela, a group calling itself “The Binary Guardians” hacked approximately 40 Venezuelan government websites, including the National Electoral Council and Venezuelan navy. The group targeted the leadership of Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro and posted messages appearing to […]