Daily Archives: February 3, 2019

Political Crisis In Venezuela Deepens

In recent weeks, the political crisis in Venezuela has deepened following a series of events stemming from Maduro’s inauguration in January, and National Assembly President Juan Guaido’s self-declaration as interim president of the country several days later, after many, both in the country and in the international community, refused to […]

Nigerian Lawyers To Strike Over Suspension Of Top Judge

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) called a member-wide court strike on Monday, following the executive’s suspension of the country’s top judge, Walter Onnoghen. Merely weeks prior to Nigeria’s general election, the act of suspension has garnered both domestic and international attention, contributing to, and highlighting, the decision’s controversial nature. According to […]

What Are Hypersonic Weapons And What Threat Do They Pose?

As 2018 was on the way out, Russia successfully tested its ‘Avangard’ hypersonic glide vehicle, demonstrating how far it had come in developing hypersonic weapons. The test was conducted at the Dombarovsky missile base in the southern Urals and hit its target some 6000 kilometres away in Kamchatka. Russia joins […]

110 Dead After Preventable Brazilian Dam Collapse

According to The Guardian, 110 people have been confirmed dead with 238 still unaccounted for after a dam collapsed at the Córrego de Feijão iron ore mine in Brumadhino, Brazil. The 86-metre-high dam  released a flood of 12 million cubic metres of liquid mining waste and debris, which buried buildings […]

Alarming Condemnation By Netanyahu Leaves UN Scrambling

Following a statement from Israeli officials condemning an international observation mission, UN Secretary General António Guterres has expressed his disappointment with the situation. Guterres has stated that he hopes an agreement can soon be reached in order to protect Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. Currently, ardent Israeli protesters of […]

‘Landslide Vote’ For Wider Muslim Self-Rule In Philippines’ South

For nearly three million Filipino Muslims, a new era of autonomy and self-government will soon be realized. Monday’s plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law represents what many hope is the first step towards the resolution of a decades-long conflict between the national government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). […]

Resignation Of Palestinian Prime Minister Deepens Divide

Prime Minister of Palestine Rami al-Hamdallah submitted his resignation and that of his cabinet to President Mahmoud Abbas this Tuesday. The move came as a shock to the international community and dealt a blow to faltering reconciliation efforts between Fatah and Hamas, key political parties in the region. Hamas has […]

Bitter Cold Leaves Children Dead In Syrian Camp

In the Al-Hol refugee camp in northeastern Syria, it has been reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) that at least 29 children, including newborns, have died over the past two months, primarily due to hypothermia. Approximately 23,000 people have arrived in this camp, located in the Al-Hasakeh province in […]