Daily Archives: September 18, 2017


U.S. Supreme Court Backs Trump Travel Ban Order

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued approval of President Donald Trump’s motion to implement a ban on refugees entering the country from all corners of the world. Key points of the ban: Relatives of Legal U.S. residents will be exempt from the travel ban. Entry is allowed for refugees if […]


The Pneumonic Plague Returns To Madagascar, Killing Five People

Since the end of August, top health care official Willy Randriamarotia has confirmed 22 cases of the pneumonic plague in Antananarivo, Madagascar; five of these cases have resulted in death. Health officials assure the public that the ministry has the outbreak under control; but over 300 people have checked themselves […]


Putin And Lebanon PM Discuss Deepening Military Ties

During a meeting held this week in the Russian city of Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri discussed many agreements that expand and deepen relations between the two countries. Ahead of the meeting, Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency reported that Putin said signed agreements between […]


Israel Wades Into Contentious Kurdish Independence Question

In a speech during a ceremony at the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made clear his support for the creation of an independent Kurdish state. As Reuters reported, the September 12 speech saw Netanyahu expressed his approval of Kurdish independence stating that […]


Hamas Agrees To Reconciliation Talks With Fatah

Hamas and the rival Fatah movement have agreed to hold talks with the purpose of leading to a general election. Hamas has accepted some of the key conditions highlighted by President Mahmoud Abbas and has dissolved the Gaza administrative committee, a body viewed by many in Abbas’ authority as a […]


Tension Between Cambodia And U.S. Is Rising

The tension between Cambodia and the U.S. is rising recently, which began from the Cambodian banishment of the U.S.-backed NGO National Democratic Institute (NDI) three weeks ago. Moreover, the tension expanded last week, as the Cambodian government accused the main opposition party leader, Kem Sokha’s conspiracy with the U.S. government, which […]


Rising From The Ashes

One hundred thousand books have been used to build a full-scale Parthenon replica on a former Nazi book burning site in Kassel, Germany. The Guardian reported that the artist, Marta Minujin, created the structure to spark debate regarding issues of censorship and the important role access to information and the […]