Daily Archives: August 13, 2018

Russia’s Proposal to US On Rebuilding Syria Receives Little Enthusiasm in Washington

Russia confirmed on Saturday that it sent a proposal, through a closely guarded communications channel to America’s top general, suggesting the two antagonists cooperate to rebuild Syria. Particularly focused on in the proposal was the repatriation of refugees to the war-torn country as part of this rebuilding process. Valery Gerasimov, […]

Saudi Arabia and Canada’s Diplomatic Crisis Intensifies

A single tweet has intensified the diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia and Canada. Last week, Canada’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted on Twitter that it was “gravely concerned” about the detention of civil and women’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland publically acknowledged that “Canada will […]

200 Nicaraguans Applying For Asylum in Cost Rica Daily

Since violent political protests erupted in Nicaragua earlier this year, some 23,000 nationals have sought asylum in neighbouring Costa Rica. According to the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, Costa Rica is receiving 200 refugee applications each day from fleeing Nicaraguans, however the actual number arriving could be much greater. UNHCR spokesperson, […]

There’s no place like home: Record Human Displacement

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has reiterated its call for the international community to seek solutions to the causes that force people into states of displacement. The UNHCR’s Global Trends report for 2017, released in June, affirmed the total number of displaced people around the world continued […]

Over A Million Uyghurs Detained In China’s Growing “No Rights Zone”

Despite ratifying the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) and enshrining freedom of religion in article 36 of the Chinese constitution, reports submitted to a UN human rights panel on August 10th demonstrate that freedom is anything but guaranteed by the Chinese government for […]