Daily Archives: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Saudi Air Raid on Houthi Territory IDP Camp Kills 22 Children 

On Thursday, August 23, 2018, Houdi sources reported that the Saudi-UAE military alliance led an air raid on an IDP camp in Duraihami (Al-Houai), Yemen, killing 22 children. This report comes just weeks after another Saudi-UAE attack on Houthi rebels, which killed 40 schoolchildren. Meanwhile, UAE state news agency WAM […]

Japan set for record defence budget amid growing militarization

Japan is the only country to have experienced the horrors of nuclear war. As a result of this, it’s post-World War II constitution has a clause renouncing war and the country in large part, has embraced pacifism—over the years it has been quite common to see protesters regularly show up […]

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Set For Re-Election In Largely Unopposed Poll

Cambodia’s long-time Prime Minister Hun Sen has claimed victory in the election held Sunday 29 July 2018. Al Jazeera reports that after 33 years in power, Hun Sen plans to maintain his position for another 10. His path to power was largely undisputed, with his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) candidates […]