Daily Archives: September 12, 2017

Natural Disasters Challenge Climate Change Deniers

Climate change has been an ongoing debate in American politics, splitting sides into those who believe in the existence of human-caused climate change and those who do not, otherwise known as “climate change deniers.” Climate change deniers are considered those who believe that the changing weather patterns are caused by […]

Rohingya Muslims Protest In Malaysia

The plight of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence and persecution has been troubling, and recent protests in Malaysia have only served to underscore this point. On August 30, over 1,000 ethnic Rohingya protested against the government and military oppression, leading to a surge of refugees fleeing the violence. The protests took […]

Congo’s Delayed Elections

Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were initially set to be held on the 26th of November in 2016. However, after the Congo’s current president, Joseph Kabila, made a statement last year that an election would be held in 2017, it seems that this promise will not be […]

Cambodia Charges Opposition Leader Kem Sokha With Treason

On September 7, 2017, Cambodian opposition leader, Kem Sokha, was charged with treason for scheming with other countries to topple the government. Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman Ly Sophana said, “Kem Sokha was charged after a thorough investigation, including interrogation and examination of the evidence.” Although Cambodia is a democracy, it […]

ISIL’s Dier Ezzor Siege Is Finally Broken After Three Years

On Tuesday, September 5th, the Syrian army, backed by allied fighters and Russia, broke ISIL’s siege on the largest eastern city of Dier Ezzor. A Russian cruise missile struck a fortified area, freeing tens of thousands of civilians who have been trapped in ISIS’s siege for nearly three years. The […]

After ISIS

Earlier this week, the BBC published a report about the future of Fallujah, a city in Iraq left in ruins after being held by ISIS. After Fallujah was freed from ISIS’s control, evidence was found of the harsh treatment in the city – now a feature of ISIS presence. The […]

The Children Of The Tobacco Fields

Tobacco and cigarettes have affected most people living in this day and age. You either smoke yourself, have friends that smoke, or are assailed by a puff of smoke while walking past someone exhaling on the side of the road. It is easy to know the smokings’ effects, as the […]

The Islamic State Kill 18, As Al-Sisi’s Methods Of Torture Come To Light

On Monday, the Islamic State (IS) claimed yet another deadly attack, killing at least 18 Egyptian police officers through using a roadside IED and an ensuing gun battle. The horrific attack occurred on the Sinai Peninsula, near the Israeli border, a region, which is plagued by conflict since the Egyptian […]

Rohingya Muslims Fleeing Violence In Myanmar Fight For Survival In Bangladesh Refugee Camps

Rohingya refugees fleeing from violence in Myanmar were met with overcrowded camps in Bangladesh, with the number of refugees reaching more than a quarter-of-a-million. The UN has confirmed that since the instalment of Myanmar’s martial law regime on Rohingya insurgents in late August, the refugee count has risen to 270,000 […]

Casualties From Cluster Munitions More Than Doubled in 2016

Casualties from cluster munitions more than doubled in 2016 compared with the previous year, according to a new report released by the Cluster Munition Coalition. The group, which monitors the global use of outlawed cluster munitions, revealed in its 2017 annual report that nearly a thousand people were killed or […]