Daily Archives: December 30, 2018

ISIL Poster Boy Loses Australian Citizenship

The Australian government has officially revoked the citizenship of Melbourne-born Neil Prakash, also known by alias Abu Khaled al-Cambodi, due to evidence that he was a high-ranking recruiter for ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant). Prakash is the most recent of 12 dual nationals to lose their Australian […]

Former President Asif Ali Zardari Barred From Leaving Pakistan

On December 27th, former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari was barred from leaving the country  along with his sister Faryal Talpur, his son Bilawal Bhutto and his Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. They were placed on the exit control list (ECL), numbering just a few of the 172 suspects placed […]

Has ISIS Really Been Defeated? Possible Effects Of US Withdrawal From Syria

On December 19, US President Donald Trump announced in a video that “we have won against ISIS,” and that it was time to bring the troops home, with aims of a withdrawal by early April next year. This abrupt declaration of victory largely contradicts the advice of senior officials and […]

Tunisian Journalist Sets Himself On Fire To Start A Revolution

Tunisian journalist Abderrazak Zorgui died on December 24 after setting himself on fire, in the hopes of inciting a revolution in Tunisia. Following in the footsteps of Mohammad Bouazizi, who set himself on fire in 2010 and is credited with inciting the Arab Spring movement across Tunisia and North Africa, […]