Daily Archives: January 6, 2018

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un Warns That Country’s Nuclear Arsenal Is Now Complete

On Monday, during his annual New Year’s Day address, which was broadcast live on North Korean state TV, Kim Jong-un, warned the United States that his country’s nuclear forces are now “completed.” After a year in which he ordered a string of missile launches—including three intercontinental ballistic missiles—and the regime’s […]

Chad Goes To The Polls: An Opportunity For Change?

President Idriss Deby of Chad has announced that the legislative elections, scheduled for 2015 but much postponed, will be held this year. The President declared this on the cusp of the New Year and encouraged politicians to show patriotism and responsibility in the run-up to the poll. A good number […]

Evacuation Of Critically Sick Patients From Syrian Rebel-Held Enclave In Eastern Ghouta

In December 2017, the United Nations pushed for the immediate evacuation of critically sick children and patients from the besieged Syrian rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta. Over the past few weeks the process of evacuation has begun; however, the lives of hundreds of people requiring immediate medical attention remains uncertain. […]

Israel Withdrawal From UNESCO Confirmed

On December 29, 2017, after lengthy anticipation, Director-General Audrey Azoulay officially announced Israel’s withdrawal from the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) after being a member since September 1, 1949. Azoulay’s statement makes it evident that Israel’s withdrawal was directly in line with the United States’s withdrawal earlier last […]

The North Korean Crisis: Behind The War Of Words, Canada Is Working Towards A Diplomatic Solution

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un’s war of words has been making lots of noise in the past months. With both leaders using violent language, loud insults, and big threats, tensions have been escalating and catching most of the media’s attention. Yet, there is more to the handling of the […]

Indian Lawmakers Take Another Step Towards Ending The Instant Divorce Practice Of ‘Triple Talaq’

This week has seen the Indian federal government take the countries first step towards ending the Muslim practice of ‘triple talaq.’ The Narendra Modi government introduced the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights of Marriage) Bill 2017 to the Indian lower house, the Lok Sabha, on Thursday. The draft bill was […]

68 Civilians Killed In One Of The Largest Mass Casualty Days Of Yemen’s Civil War

68 Yemeni civilians were killed in two separate air strike attacks in a single day, as Yemen’s civil war rages on and the civilian death toll continues to rise, both as a direct and indirect consequence of the war. The airstrikes occurred on a farm and at a marketplace and […]

Inmates Across The U.S. Are Becoming Sick Because Of Prison Food

There is a hidden public health crisis going on in prisons across the United States. A study by the American Journal of Public Health has shown that inmates suffer from foodborne illness at a rate of 45 per 100,000 people annually, a rate five times higher than the general population. […]

Prominent Russian Environmentalist Assaulted

Andrei Rudomakha, head of Environmental Watch on the North Caucasus, was attacked and beaten by three masked men on Thursday, December 28, 2017. Rudomakha was returning to Krasnodar from Gelendzhik on the Black Sea, where he was documenting the unlicensed construction of a luxury property in a coastal forest area. […]

Why We Should Stop Stigmatizing Sex Workers

Hull is the only city in the United Kingdom which has banned sex workers from its red light district, making prostitution illegal. The local council said the policy was effective and had renewed the legislation in December 2016. Some had criticised the ban claiming that it resulted in greater danger […]