Daily Archives: October 31, 2017

UN Pushes For More Peacekeepers In CAR Amidst Intensifying Violence

Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has called for an extra 900 peacekeepers to be deployed in the Central African Republic. The request comes after an uptick in ethnic and religious-based violence against civilians in the country. In a report to the United Nations Security Council, Guterres recommended an […]

Iraq Rebuffs Tillerson Over Militias

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has demanded that the Iraqi government disband Iran-sponsored militias in the country. BBC reported that the Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, strongly disagrees, calling the militias the “hope of Iraq and the region.” These militias were necessary when the Islamic State took key areas […]

Undocumented Immigrant Granted Abortion Despite Federal Government Attempts To Block Her

An undocumented teen immigrant, dubbed ‘Jane Doe’ in court papers, has won a legal battle to allow her to get an abortion, despite the Trump administration’s efforts to prevent her from doing so. One month after a Texas state judge first gave Doe permission to receive the abortion, and only […]

Polish Doctors Enter Fifth Week Of Hunger Strike

Polish junior doctors at Warsaw’s Pediatric Hospital are about to enter their fifth week of their hunger strike, protesting the lack of government healthcare funding and incredibly long hours with low pay. Hunger strikes are dangerous if carried out over a long period of time, causing deficits of important electrolytes, […]

Is It Really Too Much Of A Stretch To Compare Kenya To Somalia Or Syria?

So, the other day I was watching TV, one of these breakfast shows on our local stations. A local politician was being interviewed, I am not sure which one, about the state of affairs in Kenya after the Kenyan general election was nullified by the Supreme Court. As fuzzy my […]

More Indigenous Activists Killed In Colombia

On October 24th , a prominent Colombian Indigenous activist, Aulio Isamara Forastero, was assassinated near the Catru Dubaza Ancoso shelter. An official statement by the National Indigenous Organisation of Colombia (ONIC) describes how five men dressed in the uniform of the Colombian guerrilla group, ELN, took Forasterio from his home under […]

The Rohingya Crisis And Regional Instability

The forced exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar’s Rakhine state presents a grave risk to regional stability, according to several organizations. Since August 25, Myanmar’s security forces have conducted extensive and violent “clearance operations” against the minority group, instigating a refugee crisis which has seen over […]

Escalation Of The Crisis In Kirkuk

As the Islamic State’s (ISIS) influence in the Middle East, and in the international system as a whole seems to be declining, internal conflict between Kurdish groups and the Iraqi government are resuming their historical tension, with hostilities especially high in Iraqi Kurdistan and Kirkuk. On September 25, the Kurdistan […]