Daily Archives: February 25, 2018

Turkey Initiates Kurdish Leader’s Arrest

On Saturday, February 24th, Salih Muslim, a former Kurdish official, was arrested in Prague, according to Turkish secretary officials. His detainment follows an announcement from the Turkish Interior Minister offering a bounty of one million dollars for Muslim’s arrest. The detainee was caught after an International Criminal Police Organization “red […]

Iran And US Tensions Threaten Possible ‘Nuclear Crisis’

On Thursday 22nd February 2018, Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran, Abbas Araghchi, reiterated Iran’s pledge to commit to the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal. The Deputy Foreign Minister’s proclamation comes over a year after Trump’s election campaign, where promises were made to withdraw from […]

Winter Olympics: The New ‘Soft Power?’

Many experts and observers have begun to notice the peacebuilding implications of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Since the separation of North and South Korea in 1945, diplomacy, conflict and sanctions have failed to instigate a sense of peace across the Peninsula in the same way that the Winter Olympics has […]

The U.N. Passes A Ceasefire Vote As The War In Syria Escalates

On Saturday 24 February, the UN Security Council unanimously issued a 30-day humanitarian ceasefire resolution in Syria to provide medical support and food to civilians. The resolution faced opposition from the Russian delegation, as longtime supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad deemed it unrealistic to have an immediate ceasefire. The […]

Myanmar’s Historic War Continues

A bombing on Wednesday in Lashio, the largest city in the Shan State of Northern Myanmar, killed two women and wounded 22 civilians. While no one has claimed responsibility for the bombing, these events are not uncommon in the North. The attack calls attention to the historic civil war between […]

17 Killed In Mozambique’s Capital During Dump Collapse

On Monday, February 19th, at around 3 am (GMT Time),  a 15-metre pile of garbage collapsed on homes near the Hulene landfill shortly after heavy rainfall in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo. The heavy rainfall was said to have triggered the incident, causing the loose waste to shift and crash down on […]

“Everything Is Gone”: Myanmar Bulldozing Rohingya Villages

Satellite images have revealed that the Myanmar Government is bulldozing villages in the Rakhine State in an enormous operation to demolish evidence of human rights abuses against the ethnic Rohingya minority. Human Rights Watch said that at least 55 villages have been erased since late 2017, after nearly 700,000 Rohingya […]

The 30th Summit Of The African Union And Its Implications For Regional Peace And Security

The 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Summit was held between the 22 and 29 of January 2018, at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Led by Rwandan President Paul Kagame, the newly-elected AU Chairperson, the Summit’s core theme was ‘Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Sustainable […]