Daily Archives: July 16, 2018

Egypt: UN Urges Release Of Unlawfully Detained Couple

The United Nations are urging Egypt to immediately release the daughter and son-in-law of Islamic scholar Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, who was exiled from the country during the 2013 military coup. This comes in light of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention’s recent decision on June 12th which determined that […]

United Kingdom To Ban ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapies Under New LGBT Action Plan

The British government has announced it plans to ban so-called ‘gay conversion’ therapies in what the British prime minister Theresa May describes will lead to “real and lasting change”. The announcement comes as the government published its LGBT action plan produced by the Equalities Office following a UK-wide survey of […]

A Brutal Rape Crime Sparks Protests In India Once Again

In the week of June 30th, protests broke out in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and surrounding areas of central India after the brutal rape of a 6-year-old in a small town named Mandsaur. According to the Washington post, thousands took the streets in the week following the girl’s […]

Pause on Hudaida Offensive Could Prevent Further Tragedy in Yemen

Last week, the United Arab Emirates announced a pause on Operation Golden Victory, the effort to push Houthi rebels out of the port city of Hudaida. Operation Golden Victory began on June 12th. It was the biggest military maneuver by the Arab-led coalition in three years—UAE troops attacked from the […]

Salvini’s Proposed Roma Census Reeks Of Fascism

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini was elected a month ago. He was swept into power by the same right-wing, populist wave that has turned the rest of the West inside out,  and like many of his political contemporaries, he is now turning inflammatory rhetoric into plans for radical action with […]