Day: September 1, 2018

Italy At Centre Of Ongoing Mediterranean Migration Drama

Around 170 rescued migrants are being refused entry to an Italian port, under the government’s “zero-landing” policy. The Italian Coast Guard vessel Diciotti, carrying the rescued migrants and refugees, has been waiting a week for official authorisation to disembark its passengers at the Sicilian port of Catania. The policy places

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Yemen: The World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

Last Thursday, 22 children and four women in the Ad Durayhimi district of war-stricken Yemen lost their lives in their attempt to flee the fighting. Another four children were killed that same day from an additional airstrike. The United Nations has confirmed that the attacks were Saudi-led in this three-year

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Can Mnangagwa Save Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa was inaugurated this past Sunday after the country’s Supreme Court threw out legal challenges to his election win. Mnangagwa previously served as vice president to Robert Mugabe and following a coup d’etat last November, was appointed acting president. While many hope he can usher in a

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Is the Taliban Mounting a Resurgence in Afghanistan?

Almost seventeen years since the United States first set foot in Afghanistan, the fragile nation, plagued by government corruption as well as terrorism and insurgency, still faces constant bouts of political and social unrest.  Although the U.S. mounted a robust and deliberate ousting of the Taliban government in Afghanistan immediately

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Saudi Air Raid on Houthi Territory IDP Camp Kills 22 Children 

On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018, Houthi news source SABA reported that the Saudi-UAE military alliance led an air-raid on an IDP camp in Duraihami, Yemen, killing 22 children. This report comes just weeks after another attack in Northern Yemen which killed 40 children. According to Hussiein al-Bukhaiti, a pro-Houthi activist

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