Daily Archives: December 27, 2017

United States Exploring Other Foreign Policy Options After United Nations Jerusalem Vote

The Trump administration has appeared to soften its stance on cutting aid to the United Nations, after the result of the United Nations’ vote on Jerusalem. The United Nations voted against the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, with United States President Donald Trump initially threatening to cut […]

Iran Violates UN Security Council Resolutions

On Tuesday last week, Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels were found to have fired a ballistic missile provided by Iran, which targeted the royal palace in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. By providing the Houthis with arms, Iran has severely violated UN Security Council resolutions that prohibit the Islamic Republic from […]

Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak Hits 1 Million

Since April, Yemen has seen 1 million suspected cholera cases in what is the biggest outbreak in recent history, a figure announced on 21 December by the International Committee of the Red Cross. This crisis has been ongoing since October of 2016, leaving more than 2,200 reported dead by the […]

Mothers Jailed For 40 Years In El Salvador After Stillbirth

A change in El Salvador’s legislation in 1998 placed a ban on abortion even after rape and incest, when a woman’s health was at risk, and in cases of fatal foetal impairment. This law has resulted in the wrongful conviction of El Salvadorian women for murder after suffering a miscarriage […]