Daily Archives: November 18, 2017


Aleppo: Citizens Tug-Of-War Victims Between Syrian Factions

A year since the vicious battle for East Aleppo, Syria and the city are still reeling from the government-led offensive initiative. The Middle-Eastern nation faces a humanitarian crises as figures released by a UN refugee agency state that“more than 6 million Syrians are still displaced.” Syrian government forces—with the support […]


AMISOM Countries Once Again Accused Of Ignoring Calls To Implement Charcoal Ban In Somalia Due To Al-Shabaab

A new report by the United Nations Monitoring Group claims countries a part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have continually failed to enforce the ban on charcoal exports out of Somalia, which is the primary source of funding for al-Shabaab. Who is al-Shabaab and why is there […]


ICC Prosecutor Seeks Investigation Into Possible War Crimes In Afghanistan

The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court has announced her intention to seek an investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Afghanistan since May 2003, when Afghanistan became a member of the court. If the investigation goes ahead, it would be one of the first […]


Trump Offers To Mediate South China Sea Debate

U.S. President Donald Trump has offered to act as a mediator in the continuing South China Sea dispute. It comes before the imminent Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila, Philippines, where all parties central to the debate will be in attendance. Whilst all parties central to the […]


Will A New Pledge To Facilitate Humanitarian Access Ease The Dire Situation In South Sudan?

Two weeks after a meeting in Juba with US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, South Sudan’s President Kiir has decreed an end to the obstruction of humanitarian access by government forces. The written declaration, publicised on November 9, ordered the dismantling of physical roadblocks restricting the movement of aid […]