Daily Archives: September 26, 2017

Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen

Yemen is being faced with the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, which has caused millions of civilians to face starvation, including men, women, children and the elderly as well. Over 600,000 people in the country have suffered from cholera and even around 2,000 have died from the disease. Nearly 2 million […]

Prospective Independence For Kurdistan

Iraqi Kurdistan has been granted an independence referendum despite significant opposition from government bodies. President of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Masoud Barzani has scheduled the vote for September 25. Following a century of violence and conflict, the vote is a huge step in the creation an autonomous Kurdish state. […]

European Muslims Are Being Discriminated Against In Public Life

Muslims across the European continent are being prevented from engaging in public life due to Islamophobic prejudices. The EU’s fundamental rights agency carried out a survey in late 2015 and early 2016 which involved 10 500 Muslims in 15 countries, including France, Germany, and the UK. 40% of respondents had […]

39 Burundian Refugees Shot Dead While Protesting

Congolese military forces have opened fire on a crowd of Burundian refugees. The attack occurred last Friday, on September 15. 39 Burundian refugees were killed, 94 injured, with 57 of them critical. The shooting began with what has been reported by Al Jazeera as a peaceful protest over the detention […]

Iraqi Kurdish Independence Referendum To Go Forward

A planned referendum on independence for the northern, Kurdish-majority region of Iraq will go ahead in the coming days despite the fierce opposition voiced by neighbouring nations and many within the international community. Masoud Barzani, President of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), has announced that it will go forward and […]

Protests In Cameroon Reignite While President Gave His Speech At The UN

Tensions are high in Cameroon after thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to protest the continued detention of inhabitants in English-speaking towns while president Paul Biya addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The protests took place despite a ban on demonstrations and internal movement of persons […]

Party Called Neo-Nazis Wins Seats In German Election

Germany’s recent election brought an overtly nationalist party into parliament for the first time in over 60 years.The AfD or Alternative for Germany party is a far-right eurosceptic group with anti-immigration and anti-Islamic views. After narrowly missing the threshold to sit in the Bundestag in a 2013 election, the party […]

Iran Tests New Missile Despite Tensions With Trump

On Saturday, 23rd September, Iran’s state television claimed that it has successfully tested a new medium-range ballistic missile, in defiance of recent US demands to halt its missile programme. The announcement of the test came hours after the ‘Khoramshahr’ missile was displayed at a military parade in Tehran; it allegedly […]

Closure For Victims And Families Of Beslan School Siege, Thirteen Years On

Thirteen years after the Beslan School siege, the Russian Federation has signalled its willingness to comply with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) April ruling that Russia used disproportionate force to end the attack. Accordingly, the state will pay €3 million in damages to 409 victims and family members […]

Thousands Take To The Street In Barcelona To Protest Arrests

Thousands took to the streets in Barcelona Thursday to protest the arrest of major politicians in the Catalonian region of Spain. The arrests and protests are happening in the run-up for the Catalonian referendum on independence which will take place October 1st. The region, which occupies the country’s Northeast corner, […]