Daily Archives: June 9, 2018

Seeds Of Hope: Doomsday Cooperation Turns 10

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault celebrated its tenth birthday earlier this year. Significant milestones have been achieved over the decade, underpinned by successful global cooperation supporting the vault’s important objectives. At its heart, the seed vault aims to insure against natural and man-made disasters that may lead to food insecurity. […]

  Israel Launches Counterattack In Gaza Amid Soaring Tensions

“This is Razan’s weapon”, Razan’s father said, emptying out his vest pockets. Holding the gauze and bandages as if it were made of glass, he repeats. “This is her weapon.” According to Al Jazeera, Razan al-Najjar was a 21-year old Palestinian medic. She volunteered at the increasingly violent protests and […]

The Overrepresentation Of Indigenous Women In Australia’s Prisons

The recent release of a report conducted by the Australian Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has uncovered the extent of the over-incarceration of Australia’s Indigenous Women. The report detailed how the past six years have seen a 50% surge in female Indigenous prisoners in some state prisons. When […]

The Next Generation Of Pirates In The Caribbean

A 2017 report noted that the Caribbean Sea, including northern South America, saw an increase in reported piracy incidents by an estimated 163% over the previous year. This information comes from the Oceans Beyond Piracy program’s Maritime Piracy Report. Among the reported incidents, anchored yachts in Venezuela and Colombia were […]

Disputes Over Iraqi Election Results Threaten Peace in Kirkuk

On May 30, Iraqi authorities annulled votes cast at 1,021 of the nation’s 53,000 polling locations, in response to over 2,000 complaints of voting irregularities. 186 of these 1,021 voting stations were in Kirkuk, a city divided along ethnic lines, where disputes over the election results threaten to upset a […]