Daily Archives: October 30, 2017

Conflict in Syria: The Suffering Of 350,000 Civilians In Rural Damascus

In a news release from his office, The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein called for the government and various armed groups to allow citizens on the outskirts of Damascus access to essential supplies like baby food and medical items. Clashes between various armed […]

Burundi Confirmed As First Country To Withdraw From The International Criminal Court.

Burundi has been confirmed as the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. This news comes a year after Burundi as well as The Gambia and South Africa made moves to notify the court that they had intentions to withdraw their membership. The withdrawal of Burundi took effect […]

Syria Rejects Blame For Chemical Attack

A United Nations report claimed that the Syrian government was responsible for a sarin gas attack that occurred in April. The attack was located in rebel-held village “Khan Sheikun” in Syria, killing at least 87 people, including 30 children. The report, released on October 26th, stated that “The panel is […]

Spate Of Violence In Afghanistan Takes Death Toll To More Than 200

Deadly and chaotic scenes shook Afghanistan just recently, with several instances of politically-motivated violence resulting in the loss of more than 200 lives. On Tuesday, October 17, Taliban militants carried out multiple attacks on government forces across the country, with over 70 people killed and approximately 150 injured. The Taliban […]