Daily Archives: July 31, 2018

Ethiopia-Eritrea Peace Declaration May Destroy Decades Of Animosity

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki have signed a historic peace agreement that has the potential to drastically shift the political landscape of the region. This declaration closes a chapter of violence that has persisted since Eritrea originally gained independence. The tension began in 1993 when […]

Iran Environmental Crisis: Four Killed In Violent Protests After 230 Poisoned 1

Thousands of people took to the streets on Saturday, July 7, protesting severe water shortages in the Bushehr province of Iran. Protesters were furious about “inefficiency” and “incompetence” and called on authorities to step in and solve the problem, Iran’s Radio Farda reported. Just one week before, four were killed […]

World Cup Final Protests: A Swim Against The Current

Throughout June and into July the FIFA World Cup was able to keep the world’s attention on the magnificent play on the pitch. Many had forgotten the corruption queries and human rights abuses that had marred the lead up to tournament. For the final 90 minutes of the tournament, stars […]

Fleeing Syrians Turned Away By Israeli Forces

Dozens of Syrians waving white flags approached the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights border last Tuesday only to be turned away by the Israeli army. The displaced Syrians stopped 200 meters away from the border fence before Israeli forces told them to leave. The crowd, which included women and children, returned to […]

Trump Says He Would “Certainly Meet” Iranian Counterpart Hassan Rouhani

U.S. President Donald Trump made a rather surprising move on Monday by offering to meet Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani. The spontaneous offer came during a White House news conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, in which President Trump said he would “certainly meet” with his Iranian counterpart “anytime they […]