Daily Archives: July 18, 2018

Palestinian Leadership Condemns Israeli Tax Withholdings Over Stipends Payed To Palestinian ‘Martyrs’ And Their Families

On Monday the 2nd of July 2018, the Israeli Knesset voted 87-15 to withhold an equivalent portion of tax collected on the behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA) over welfare payments made to Palestinians “martyrs” of Israeli conflict. These payments referred to as the “martyrs’ fund” by the PA or […]

Eritrea Reopens Embassy In Ethiopia Amid Thaw In Relations

After decades of frozen conflict, Eritrea has reopened its embassy in Ethiopia. The move marks the most recent step towards the normalization of relations between the two countries after each country’s embassy was closed during the border war from 1998-2000 which killed 80,000 people. The conflict had remained a military […]

Chinese Poet Liu Xia Released From House Arrest

Chinese poet Liu Xia was finally released from house arrest and left China after spending almost of 8 years locked in her small apartment in Beijing. Although not charged with a crime, Liu was watched by the government after her husband, Liu Xiaoba, was sentenced to 11-years in prison for […]

Increased Violence Surrounding Northern Ireland’s Battle Of The Boyne Celebrations

According to the BBC, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) reported there was a 23% increase in bonfire related violence throughout Northern Ireland during this year’s 11th of July celebrations. Every year, Protestant communities celebrate the 1690 victory at the Battle of the Boyne that William the Orange had […]

Hundreds Killed In Terrorist Attacks In Pakistan As Elections Near

Pakistan is scheduled for national elections in just under two weeks with the date set for July 25th.  However, the buildup to the elections has been marred by violent terrorist attacks.  On Friday, July 13th, the southwestern province of Baluchistan was hit by a suicide bomb. The Washington Post and […]

American Tech Companies Put At Risk In On-going Trade War

As the trade war between US and China grows in severity, one industry is on the edge of being extremely impacted: tech. US tech companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Intel are caught in a trade war in which the US has vowed to employ tariffs on technological goods. This […]

U.S. Threatens Other Nations And Attempts To Block Parts Of Breastfeeding Health Resolution To Promote Corporate Interests Over Public Health

A New York Times report recently revealed that at a United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly, convened in May to pass a resolution encouraging mothers to breastfeed and limiting baby formula misinformation and inaccuracies, was blocked by the U.S. and almost did not pass. This followed after they threatened Ecuador (who […]

Delays To Prosecute Crimes Against Humanity In South Sudan Unacceptable

South Sudan, the youngest UN member state, has been in a state of civil war since 2013. This conflict between the government of President Salva Kiir and the opposition forces of former Vice President Riek Machar is characterized by grave abuses on both sides, including reports of indiscriminate shooting of […]