Daily Archives: May 19, 2019

Idlib De-Escalation Zone Under Threat In Syria After Recent Bombardments

On Saturday May 5th, 9 civilians were killed in the north – western province of Idlib, the last remaining stronghold of the Syrian opposition forces. The weekend attack is part of a wider upsurge in violence against the enclave in the past week and represents the heaviest fighting the region […]

Socialists Set To Remain In Power In Spain Amid Far-Right Rise

Despite Spain’s far right Vox Party’s recent rise in power, the country’s Socialist party still remains in the majority, for now. According to NBC News, the center-left Socialist party won its re-election on Sunday and secured nearly 29% of the vote. Spain is the continent’s fourth largest economy, so the […]

U.K. Parliament Declares Climate Emergency 1

British MP’s have approved a motion declaring an environment and climate emergency. The motion had been called by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who considered the motion “a huge step forward”. The government’s action comes after Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests, which managed to successfully block off major areas of London […]

Parliamentary Election and Post-Election Violence Threaten Democracy in Benin

Since April 28, Benin has been facing escalating violence and protest amid calls for a more democratic rerun of the parliamentary election. This election saw a dramatically low turnout of 23% following an intensification of electoral requirements, which left only two political parties – the Union Progressiste and the Bloc […]

Remembering The Kosovo War’s Meja Massacre

On 27 April, hundreds gathered in Meja, Kosovo, in remembrance of the victims of the 1999 Meja Massacre, considered the largest mass killing in the Kosovo War. The Meja Massacre saw the murder of some 370 Albanian Muslims and Catholic civilians by Serbian police and army forces as they fled […]

Sudanese Protesters Persist Despite Military Warnings

After nearly a month since the Sudanese military ousted President Omar al-Bashir, protesters continue to demand representation in Sudan’s transitional government. Former President al-Bashir was removed from power on Thursday, April 11th, in response to over 16 weeks of widespread protest. After orchestrating the coup that placed al-Bashir under house […]

Civilian And Military Talks In Sudan Deadlocked

Tensions have increased in Sudan during disagreements between the Sudanese military and protesters. The main protest group has stated that the military is not serious about a transfer of power to civilian rule, following the ousting of President Omar al-Bashir. Ongoing negotiations between the protesters and the Transitional Military Council […]