Daily Archives: October 16, 2018

Syrian Man Arrested After Seven Months Living In Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Hassan Al-Kontar has been arrested in Malaysia on October 2nd bringing to an end his seven month stay in Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s budget terminal. The 36-year-old Syrian national has been stranded in the airport since March 7th when he was stopped from boarding a flight to Ecuador, Reuters reports. […]

Kavanaugh’s Appointment Triggers Chaos Across America

The appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court is the latest controversy to unfold under Donald Trump’s Presidential reign. When it was announced that Kavanaugh would be Trump’s second addition to the Supreme Court, Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick all came forward and accused Kavanaugh […]

The Effects of War On Healthcare Infrastructure And Health Workers: Chaos Compounding Death and Injury

Often, when we think of war and unrest in countries, the first thing that is discussed or thought about is the violence and the immediate resulting casualties. The number of deaths and injuries as a result of violence within a country or area is one of the key determinants for […]

Saudi-UAE Alliance Announces To Open Humanitarian Corridors Between Rebel-Held Areas In Yemen

A Saudi-UAE coalition has plans to open humanitarian corridors in Yemen, amidst the ongoing conflict. The corridors will be situated between the two rebel strongholds of the Red Sea city of Hodeida and the capital Sanaa and will come into existence through coordination with the UN. This action took place […]

Indian Prime Minister Modi Signs Weapons Deal with Russian President Putin

On Thursday, October 4, Russian President Vladimir Putin travelled to India for an annual visit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which is expected to include the signing of a five billion dollar weapons deal between the two countries. This would provide India with the S-400 air defence system, but may […]

North Macedonia Future Uncertain After Failed Referendum 1

The state of Macedonia’s name is up in the air following an unsuccessful referendum to change the nation’s official name to “Republic of North Macedonia”. The referendum, which was held on Sunday, Sept. 30, saw 91% of voters agreeing with the name change. Unfortunately, only 36.9% of eligible voters participated, […]

Dozens Killed in Ethiopia Ethnic Clashes

Last week, at least 44 individuals were killed and upwards of 70,000 fled their homes amid horrific violence in western Ethiopia. These bloody ethnic clashes, between rival ethnic groups, occurred on the border between central Oromia and western Benishangul-Gumuz regions, according to local officials said Al Jazeera. According to residents […]

UN to Extend War Crimes Investigation in Yemen

The current civil war in Yemen, which has raged since 2015, has recently reached another critical point.  Just last week, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted twenty-one to eight to extend an ongoing war crimes investigation.  Those in favor of the extension claim that there are ample amounts of […]

South Korean ‘Cult’ Leader Arrested For Detaining Her Followers In Fiji

In early September 2018, Shin Ok-ju, a South Korean pastor, was arrested at Seoul International airport for allegedly convincing 400 of her followers to flee to Fiji, where she then confiscated their passports and detained them. Shin is the leader and founder of the controversial Grace Road Church, often described […]

Maldives Opposition Claims Election Victory

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the opposition presidential candidate in the Maldives, claimed victory in the election early morning on Monday, Sept. 24. Solih defeated incumbent President Yameen Abdul Gayoom in what was described as “unexpected” by the Associated Press. Many voters believed there would be fraud committed by the President and […]