Daily Archives: May 4, 2018

Violence Anticipated In India After Guru Asaram Bapu Sentenced To Life For Rape

Police across India have braced for riots as a court sentenced Asaram Bapu, an Indian spiritual guru or “godman,” to life in prison on April 25 for the rape of a 16-year-old girl that occurred in 2013. The 77-year-old guru’s lawyers told The Telegraph that they plan to appeal the […]

Evacuation Deal Struck Limiting Syrian Government Assaults On Yarmouk Refugee Camp

On Wednesday, May 2nd, the Syrian government announced that it had reached an evacuation deal with rebel fighters in the Yarmouk refugee camp in southern Damascus. The deal, as reported by the official Syrian government news outlet, allows the fighters and their families, who number about 5,000, to be transported […]

The Commonwealth Of Nations: Gentleman’s Club Or People-Centered Club?

The 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) has finally closed its doors in the English city of London. It was declared open by Queen Elizabeth II, who called on the CHOGM members to religiously appoint her apparent heir, Charles, Prince of Wales, to succeed her in the largely ceremonial […]

Migrant Caravan Of Central American Asylum Seekers Pursue Entry At U.S. Border

A “caravan” of migrants, or Viacrucis del Migrante (Migrant Way of the Cross), has gained notoriety in the news this past week, as around 150 of the original group of over 1,000 reached the U.S. border in hopes of gaining asylum in the United States. In response to the news, […]

Free Press Clampdown In The Philippines  

Since taking office on June 30, 2016, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has changed the face of the country’s politics, embracing his ‘strongman’ appearance, particularly through his War on Drugs that has claimed the lives of more than 12,000 people at the hands of Philippines National Police and “unidentified gunmen.” This, […]

‘The Children Of Jordanian Women’: Jordan’s Sub-Class Of ‘Non-Citizens’

Under the status quo, Jordanian citizenship is patrilineal, such that a child born to a Jordanian mother and a foreign national father is considered a non-citizen. This generation of ‘abna’ al-urduniyat,’ or ‘the children of Jordanian women,’ are increasingly ostracized in Jordanian society. Unable to access the basic rights, freedoms, […]