Daily Archives: September 1, 2017

Australian Government Cuts Income And Housing For 100 Asylum Seekers

The Australian government is cutting financial support and accommodation for 100 asylum-seekers originally transported from detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island for medical treatment. The group will be issued “final departure Bridging E Visas.” They will no longer receive the $200 a fortnight in government support that they had […]

U.S. Reports Higher Number Of Troops In Afghanistan Than Expected

The Pentagon announced Wednesday, August 30, 2017, that there are an estimated 11,000 American troops in Afghanistan, 4,000 more than the approximate number of 8,400 under the Obama administration. The reporting comes a week after President Donald Trump announced his plan for an increase in U.S. troops in Afghanistan. According […]

Qatari Ambassador Returns To Iran, Despite Continuing Tension Between Gulf Nations 1

After nearly two years without diplomatic representation in Tehran, Qatar has restored its ambassadorship to Iran on August 26, 2017. The announcement comes as the crisis between Qatar and other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), founded in 1981 as a political and economic union between the Gulf States, […]