Daily Archives: December 13, 2017

Libya’s Human Trafficking Issue

On Thursday, the UN Security Council strongly condemned the flourishing human slave trade market in Libya. This statement was made after a video was released of men, who were described as “big strong boys for farm work,” being auctioned off for $400. The controversial footage of several men being sold […]

Escalation In United States-North Korean Nuclear Relations

North Korea has recently launched a missile capable of hitting the east coast of the United States as some kinds of means of intimidation to the U.S. government. The U.S. and North Korea have long been in a back and forth concerning the use of nuclear weapons. However, after the […]

Iraq And Syria After ISIS

On December 9th 2017, the Iraqi military declared victory over the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The battle against ISIS has lasted several years and there has been excessive loss of life and property. This declaration from the Iraqi military is a sign of progress in a region […]

Groups Sue Trump Over Bear Ears National Monument

Several environmental organizations and Native American tribes have started filing lawsuits against President Trump and his decision to reduce the Bear Ears National Monument by 1.35 million acres. Five native tribes that have historical claims to the land, including Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe, argue that President Trump is […]

Rockets Fired, Airstrikes Launched As Palestinians Protest US Decision To Move Embassy

Protests and exchanges of violence have intensified between Palestinians, antagonized by the US’ latest political blunder, and Israeli military and security forces operating in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip since December 8. At the time of writing, dozens of people have reportedly been injured on both sides and tensions […]

Duterte’s ‘War On Drugs’ Kills Philippines Most Vulnerable

Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, has again reinstated the national police force in his ‘war on drugs’ after withdrawing the force on October 12. This is the second time the police have been reinstated to the anti-drug operation, ‘double barrel,’ after they were removed in January and re-involved in March. Since […]

A New US Isolationism – Opting Out Of International Cooperation

Over last weekend the United States mission to the United Nations announced that it would no longer be engaging in talks on a proposed UN agreement, the Global Compact on Migration, which aims to create international principles to manage migration in a more humane and orderly manner. The Trump administration’s […]

UN Peacekeepers Attacked And Killed In Democratic Republic Of The Congo

In a horrific attack that is being called the “worst attack in recent history” by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, at least 14 UN peacekeepers and 5 Congolese air force members were killed this week in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A further 53 UN […]