Daily Archives: September 3, 2018

Saudi Prosecution Seek Death Penalty For Human Rights Activists

Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for five human rights activists who have been in pretrial detention without legal representation for over two years. The activists are currently being tried for their peaceful activism by Saudi Arabia’s Specialized Criminal Court (SCC), a terrorism tribunal which has been […]

Ongoing Genocide Defended By Nobel Peace Laurite

Aung San Suu Kya, Myanmar leader has defended military actions taken against the Rohingya people during a lecture in Singapore on the 21st of August. Aung San Suu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 after taking a stand against the undemocratic military junta that controlled her country at […]

A Lack of Accountability: Israel Closes Probe into Black Friday Attack

This past week, Israel made the decision to exonerate themselves from a deadly attack on Gaza in 2014 that left a number of Palestinian civilians dead. During the incident, now known as ‘Black Friday,’  Israeli forces used airstrikes and a mass of artillery behind the shield of the Hannibal Directive […]

Macron Meets Qatari Emir, Calls For End Of Blockade

A little over a year ago, four Arab countries- Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Egypt- imposed a land, air, and sea blockade on the country of Qatar as they accused the nation of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region. On the 6th of July, French President […]

Afghan City Of Ghazni Suffers Assault By Taliban Fighters

On August 17, Taliban insurgents overran the provincial capital of Ghazni, leaving 14 security forces killed and 20 injured. While US forces provided air support in a government led a multi-pronged counterattack leaving an estimated 150 insurgents killed, there are conflicting reports of whether they were ultimately successful in retaking […]

Iranian-British Woman Returns To Iran Prison

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman who was arrested in Iran in 2016 on spying charges, was asked to return to prison after a three-day temporary release this Sunday. Zaghari-Ratcliffe was given a five-year sentence following accusations of spying by Tehran’s Islamist regime during a holiday in Iran that she claims […]

UN Investigation of the Rohingya Crisis

The United Nations called on Myanmar officials to face genocide charges for heinous actions taken against the Rohingya people for the first time. According to Al Jazeera, a UN investigation uncovered that since August 2017, the armed forces of Myanmar forced roughly 700,000 Rohingya to flee the country breaking international […]

Trump Cuts Over $200 Million in Palestine Aid

This Friday the Trump administration announced a $200 million reduction in Palestinian aid for the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The administration claims they made this decision while evaluating the implications and difficulties of providing aid to the Gaza Strip, a state under control of Hamas, whom the U.S. […]