Daily Archives: June 16, 2018


Assassination Of Queer Black Woman Activist Highlights Divisions In Brazil

“How many more will have to die before this war comes to an end?” tweeted Marielle Franco, one day before she, too, became victim to the violence plaguing the Brazilian metropolis of Rio de Janeiro. But Franco’s death can’t be chalked up to getting caught in the crossfires – Franco […]


Iran Prepares To Increase Nuclear Enrichment

Iran is set to inform the United Nations (UN) nuclear watchdog that it plans to increase its nuclear enrichment capacity within the limits set by the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Also known as the Iran nuclear deal, the JCPOA allows Iran to continue 3.67 percent uranium enrichment. […]


Niger Suffers Yet Another Suspected Boko Haram Attack

At around 10 pm on Monday June 5th, three assailants conducted simultaneous suicide bombing attacks targeting a Koranic school, a Mosque and a shop in Diffa administration in Niger. Conflicting reports are being circulated regarding the identity of the attackers; it was either three women or two women and one […]


G7 Summit: Cooperation And Addressing Trade Tariffs

Disarray and failure are just some of the words that have been used by BBC and Aljazeera to describe the G7 summit which was held from 8th-9th June in Quebec. This comes after the United States imposed 25% tariffs on steel imports and 10% on aluminium, on the European Union, […]


Israeli Knesset Stops Bill Seeking Equality For All

On June 4, the Knesset (the Israeli parliament) blocked a proposed bill which called for political equality between Arabs and Jews in Israel. The bill was sponsored by an Arab political group desiring equal citizenship for both Jewish and Arab nationalities. The aim of the bill was to restructure the […]


Recent Death Of Ethiopian Migrants Off Yemeni Coast Echos Regional Pattern

At least 46 people have died, and another 16 gone missing, off the Yemeni coast following the capsizing of a smuggler’s boat carrying 100 Ethiopian migrants looking for work in Yemen, according to the BBC. These casualties, which occurred on Wednesday June 6, are part of a larger regional pattern […]


Will The Opioid Epidemic Be the Key To Medical Marijuana?

On May 31, 2018, Illinois became another state, among many in the United States, that hopes the expansion of medical marijuana may help end the opioid epidemic. The law, called the Alternative to Opioids Act, will expand Illinois’s medical marijuana laws to include those with a prescription to opioids and […]