Daily Archives: December 24, 2018

Fragile Ceasefire In Yemen’s Hodeidah Comes Into Effect

Last week, the United Nations (UN) arranged a ceasefire between the Houthi rebel group and the Yemeni government. Yemen currently faces the greatest humanitarian crisis in the world resulting from years of internal violent conflict. A week of peace deliberations in Sweden led to the leaders of both sides withdrawing […]

UN Rejects US-Drafted Resolution Condemning Hamas

On Thursday, a resolution to condemn the Palestinian militant group Hamas failed to garner the support necessary to pass the United Nations. This followed a last-minute rule change, which required that the resolution obtain a two-thirds majority. The U.S.-drafted resolution fell short with a vote of 87 in favour, 57 […]

Afghanistan Presidential Elections Set For April 20 Amid Taliban Talks With The U.S.

The election committee of the Afghan government announced that the presidential election is set to take place on April 20, 2019, meanwhile the Taliban is participating in talks with the U.S. and other peace-seeking countries. Candidates have yet to be announced, but current President Ashraf Ghani has announced his plans […]

Yemen’s Ceasefire Ends In Minutes

This Tuesday at midnight a ceasefire was meant to come into effect between Saudi-led pro-government forces and Houthi rebels in Yemen’s port city of Hudaydah. Unfortunately, the agreement only lasted a few minutes as sporadic fighting started throughout the city. The ceasefire agreement was made last Thursday at United Nations-sponsored […]

The Crisis Of Homelessness In Austerity Britain

Last week, amidst the ongoing activity and debates surrounding Brexit in parliament, a homeless man named Gyula Remes was found collapsed just yards from a Parliamentary entrance. Despite receiving medical attention, Remes later died in hospital. Given the accounts from a friend, Remes is said to have recently got a […]