Daily Archives: January 15, 2018

Assad’s Idlib Assault Could Trigger A Refugee “Catastrophe”

A top Turkish official has sounded the alarm over Bashar al-Assad’s latest military campaign on the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib, arguing that it could ignite a “new wave of migration.” Reinforced by immense Russian air power, Syrian troops have quickly advanced on the province since late 2017, triggering a […]

Somaliland Criminalizes Rape

Somaliland’s lower House of Parliament passed a bill, 46 to 51, to criminalize rape and related types of sexual violence. To become law, this bill must go through the upper house and then be signed by President Muse Bihi Abdi, which the Guardian predicts will occur by March 1st. The […]

Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban On Women Attending Football Matches

Saudi Arabian women were permitted to enter a football stadium to watch a football match between two local teams for the first time on Friday. The women sat in a designated family section, segregated from the male football fans. Previously, if a woman tried to enter a sports stadium, she […]

Nazism Vocabulary Creeps Into Austrian Politician’s Rhetoric

There has been a public outcry in Austria after Freedom Party Interior Minister, Herbert Kickl, made a statement in which he declared that ‘basic services centres, suitable infrastructure that enables us to concentrate people in the asylum process in one place.’ This comes as the party’s leaders, Heinz-Christian Strache, has […]

Women Finally Allowed to Attend Football Game in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

On Friday, Saudi Arabia allowed female fans into an internal football game for the first time in its history. Around 300 women attended the Al-Ahli versus Al-Batin game at Pearl Stadium in the city of Jeddah. Glass panels were in place to segregate men from a women and family section. […]