Daily Archives: October 2, 2018

Leaders of New Thai Party Charged Over Facebook Political Speech

The founder of the Future Forward Party, Thananthorn Juangroongruangkit and two other prominent members of the party are facing up to five years in jail and fines for the dissemination of false information on the ruling military government on Facebook. The Facebook post contained a speech by Thananthorn discussing how […]

Pakistan’s Imran Khan Promises Citizenship to Immigrants, Then Defers to Demands of Nationalists

Imran Khan, the new prime minister of Pakistan, has backed off an announcement he made September 16th to grant citizenship to Afghans and Bengali immigrants and their families. He had previously stated that those who had lived in Pakistan for over 40 years, as well as those who had been […]

Yemeni Children Killed in Saudi-UAE Air Attack

Two Yemeni children were killed in a Saudi-UAE air attack that took place last week in the Northern Province of Yemen, Saada. The air strike hit a displaced Yemeni family’s home and killed two young siblings – a three-month old baby girl named Somood and her three-year old brother Nabil, […]

“Rigged” Election In Russia Draws Attention To The Government’s Corruption

Gubernatorial elections were held in the Primorye district in Eastern Russia, and the improbable victory of a less popular candidate has a number of Russian citizens wondering if the electoral process was tampered with. The Independent reports that in the last one percent of voting precincts to be counted, United […]

Mauritius Challenges Britain’s Claim to Chagos Islands

Mauritius, a nation of islands in the Indian Ocean, is taking the United Kingdom to the International Court of Justice to challenge their claim to the Chagos islands. The Chagos Islands, also known as the Chagos Archipelago, are a group of about 60 individual tropical islands that reside in the […]

Turkey and Russia Agree to A Buffer Zone in Idlib

On Monday September 17th, Turkey and Russia agreed to impose and enforce a demilitarized zone in Idlib, a rebel held area in Syria. This will supposedly be put into force by October 15th 2018.  Both presidents, Putin and Erdogan agreed that this was the best situation in which full-fledged military […]

Russia Continues To Troll The West

Two Russian spies have been expelled from The Netherlands, the New York Times has reported. Accused of plotting to sabotage the cybersecurity of a Swiss defense laboratory that was analyzing the nerve agent Novichok. Believed to have been used in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, Novichok […]

Europe Not Living Up To Its Own Human Rights Standards

The perilous Mediterranean crossing between North Africa and Europe has been without NGO search and rescue ships since August 26. Anti-migration policies put forward by the Italian and Maltese governments have succeeded in frustrating the efforts of NGO workers and restricting the number of rescue vessels in the Central Mediterranean […]

Refugees Suffering Police Brutality At The Bosnian-Croatian Border

Croatian police forces have denied allegations of physically and verbally abusing refugees at the Bosnian-Croatian border amidst numerous claims made by refugees. As a member of the European Union, the abuse sheds light on the issue of the lack of accountability and responsibility that some European states play in the […]