Day: October 14, 2018

Four Indonesian Baby Traffickers Arrested

Last month, four people have been arrested for allegedly trafficking babies through two social media platforms: WhatsApp and Instagram. The four apprehended included: the man who managed the Instagram account where the babies were promoted – Alton Phinandita Prianto; the 22-year-old mother of the child who was put up for

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A Century-Old Dispute: Chile & Bolivia

In a recent landmark ruling, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled against Bolivia in its century-long dispute with Chile over access to the Pacific Ocean. The dispute, which has lasted for over a century now, has left a long and strenuous relationship between the two South American nations, and

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Italy’s Pro-Refugee Mayor Arrested

On October 2nd, the mayor of the Italian region of Riace, Domenico Lucano, was arrested and put under house-arrest for fraudulently delegating local waste management to two co-operatives, rather than formally taking care of the problem. Prosecutors identified this action as “aiding illegal migration.” Lucano has been the mayor of

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Taliban Forces Kill 27 Members Of Afghan Security 

On September 17, 2018, global news sources reported that more than 27 security force members were killed across three provinces in Afghanistan: Farah, Badghis, and Baghlan. Taliban forces have been targeting police checkpoints and killing, wounding, or abducting security force members. The Taliban publicly claims responsibility for such attacks. These

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Recurring Reports Of Migrant Domestic Worker Abuse In Gulf States

On 19 September, an article published by Al Jazeera revealed the plight of Vietnamese migrants who spent months living and working under harsh conditions in Saudi Arabia while employed as domestic worker or maids. The interviewees recounted how they had their passports confiscated by their employers upon arrival, and were

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