Daily Archives: June 20, 2018

Macedonia Agrees To Change Name, Ending 27 Year-Long Dispute

Macedonia reached a diplomatic agreement with Greece to change its name to the Republic of North Macedonia, ending a 27 year-long dispute that started when Macedonia declared independence in 1991. The agreement will be put to the popular vote in a referendum later in the year within Macedonia. Previously, Greece […]

Families Separated At The US Border- Deterrence Or Dehumanisation?

An increasing number of families seeking to migrate into the U.S. are being split up, and some of the children are being separated from their parents indefinitely. As part of U.S. President Donald Trump’s ‘zero-tolerance’ policy on immigrants attempting to sneak in or find asylum in the United States, all […]

Protests Erupt Across Vietnam In Response To Economic Zoning Bill

Local authorities arrested over 100 protesters in central Vietnam on June 10 after demonstrations over an economic zoning bill turned violent. Law enforcement officers responded with firehoses and tear gas in the Binh Tuan province when members of the public vandalized a government building and set cars ablaze, according to The New […]

The Battle For Hodeida: Coalition In Yemen Launches Assault On Rebel-Held Port

On Wednesday June 13, Troops from the Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen launched a major assault on Hodeida, Yemen’s main port city. Hodeida is currently under the control of the Houthi rebels, along with Sanaa, the nation’s capital. The assault began after the Houthis failed to hand over the city by […]

UN Issues Dire Warning Ahead Of Anticipated Assault On Hodeidah

The UN Security Council met on Monday, June 11 to conduct an urgent meeting regarding an expected attack on Yemeni port city Hodeidah. Hodeidah is considered the last remaining lifeline for the country’s war-ravaged population. The city is said to be in extreme danger, as Saudi-led coalition forces prepare to […]

Italy Closes Ports To Migrant Rescue Ship

Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister of Italy, Matteo Salvini, has announced the closure of ports to a migrant rescue ship. According to BBC News The Aquarius, operated by the German charity SOS Méditerranée, is carrying 629 refugees who were rescued off the Libyan coast. Among them are ‘123 unaccompanied […]