Daily Archives: October 3, 2017

Al-Shabaab Attack At Somali Military Base Results In The Death Of 15 Soldiers

The latest attack by the militant group al-Shabaab came on 29th September when its fighters orchestrated a bombing and an armed assault on Barire military base, 50 kilometres southwest of the capital city of Mogadishu. The attack resulted in the death of at least 15 soldiers, and the theft of […]

EU To Resettle 50,000 North African Refugees

Last Wednesday, the EU announced plans to resettle 50,000 refugees from war-torn countries into Europe. The plan operates under the bloc’s resettlement programme, introduced in 2015 and aims to stabilize migration to the area. The EU’s executive branch, the European Commission, stated it has set aside 500 million euros to […]

Egypt’s LGBTQ Community Not Illegal But Publicly Condemned

Indie-rock band Mashrou’ Leila may face a performance ban in Egypt after multiple controversial arrests at their recent show in Cairo. Seven concertgoers were arrested after waving LGBTQ pride flags throughout the performance. The Lebanese band and openly gay lead singer Hamed Sinno, have previously been prevented from performing in Jordan. […]

Short Falls Of International Law

The mass hanging of 42 prisoners at Al Hoot prison on Sunday in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah has sparked controversy among human rights monitors world-wide. Leading human rights official, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said the mass execution raises “massive concerns” regarding Iraq’s […]

Boat Carrying 130 Rohingya Capsizes

A tragedy has occurred in the Bay of Bengal on the 28 September. A boat carrying an estimated 130 people capsized in rough conditions as it attempted to dock near the village of Shamlapur, about 40 kilometres south of Cox’s Bazar. While 17 people were rescued by emergency service teams […]