Daily Archives: March 25, 2018

Bolton To D.C.: Hawkish Advisors Elevated Amid White House Turmoil

John Bolton, the former American ambassador to the United Nations well-known for his hawkish views, is to become President Trump’s National Security Advisor, reported the Guardian on Friday. Bolton’s promotion comes amid a period of turmoil for the White House, which has been beset by scandal and increasing pressure from […]

Treaty Signed To Protect Rights Of Environmental Defenders In Latin America 1

Earlier this month on March 4th, a multinational treaty was signed in Costa Rica by 24 Latin American and Caribbean nations to protect the rights of environmental defenders. The agreement is officially known as the “Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters […]

“Fake News:” Egyptian Presidential Elections

As the upcoming Presidential Elections in Egypt loom closer, the question is not who will win, but by how much. Current President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi is the only real candidate in the elections that are being held from 26 to 28 March, basically ensuring his second term of Presidency. There […]

First Amendment vs Second Amendment: March For Our Lives Rally Attracts Thousands Of Youth Demanding Gun Control

This Saturday the 24th of March, hundreds of thousands have gathered across the United States and the world to protest against gun violence. The rally comes a month after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. The March For Our Lives rally […]

Afghan Community In Greece Office Attacked By Neo-Nazi Group

A neo-Nazi vigilante group has claimed to be behind an attack in Athens on Thursday, wherein far-right individuals vandalised the office of the Afghan Community in Greece, before dousing it in petrol and setting it alight. The attack occurs amidst a rise in xenophobic and anti-immigrant attitudes across Europe, evinced […]

Rohingya Refugee Camps Brace For Monsoon Rains

Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are bracing for the upcoming monsoon season that is due to bring heavy rains, flash floods, landslides, and cyclones to the vulnerable refugee community who have already struggled with ethnic violence in Myanmar that forced them to flee to the neighbouring country of Bangladesh. The […]

UN Officials Condemn Arbitrary Arrest Of Palestinian Children By Israel

The continuous detention of Palestinian children by Israel is condemned by UN officials, who say that the practice has become systematic and widely spread. Human rights council presented with various UN reports indicate the worsening living conditions over the past year in Palestine across the West Bank and Gaza. The […]

Jaish Al-Islam Faces Mounting Opposition From Syria Forces

Recent developments within Eastern Ghouta indicate that the Syrian government is close to overthrowing the rebels within the region. Two rebel groups within the region, each of which containing thousands of fighters, have since surrendered and fled north from the occupied territory. Of the three rebel groups within the region, […]

The South China Sea: A Real Life Game Of Thrones?

Recently, the US Navy destroyer USS Mustin carried out a supposed “freedom of navigation” exercise in which it sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea. This has sparked significant controversy between the two super powers in a region where conflict […]