Daily Archives: October 18, 2018


Journalist Missing In Turkey

Turkey has claimed that Jamal Khashoggi, a well-known journalist from Saudi Arabia, died at the hands of Saudi Arabia. Khashoggi was believed to have been killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last week. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, investigators believe the killing was done by a Saudi team […]


Social Media Star Shot Dead In A Baghdad Camp

On September 26th, Tara Fares, a 22-year-old social media star in Iraq, was shot dead in broad daylight in Baghdad’s Camp Sarah neighborhood. The attack, captured on security cameras, showed two motorcyclists appearing next to her vehicle and opening fire. Ms. Fares, a former Miss Baghdad winner, captivated her 2.7 million […]


North and South Korea’s Joint Landmine Clearing Project

On October 1st North and South Korean troops started demining their shared, heavily fortified border. Reuters reported that Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in agreed to coordinate this joint demining project in the Joint Security Area (JSA) during a summit in September. This diplomatic milestone follows weeks of deadlocked negotiations […]


UNHRC Votes To Extend Probe Of Alleged War Crimes In Yemen

The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to extend probe investigations into alleged war crimes and human rights violations by the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen, despite avid opposition from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the internationally recognized government of Yemen itself. In a 21 to 8 […]


Can An International Consensus Be Reached Over The Issue Of Iran And Syria?

On Monday, October 1st, Iran launched a series of ballistic missiles aimed at Syrian militants. It is believed that The Revolutionary Guard of the Islamic Revolution in Iran blames Syria for an assault on a Military Parade that took place on September 22nd.  The missile launch was broadcast by Iranian […]


The Brazilian Election: First Indigenous Woman Elected to Congress

On October 7, 2018, Joenia Wapichana became Brazil’s first indigenous woman elected to Congress.  The very polarizing election – with presidential front runner Jair Bolsonaro making many hostile comments against women, indigenous peoples, and other minority groups – makes Wapichana’s victory even more important.  Brazil’s indigenous population of 900,000 people […]