Daily Archives: May 22, 2019

Increased Clashes Between Israel And Palestine Ahead Of Eurovision Song Contest

Renewed violence in Gaza has left six Palestinians and one Israeli civilian dead after an Israeli airstrike hit a Turkish news agency in Gaza. The recent violence comes as one the most intense exchanges between the two factions in recent years. Increased tensions in the region have led to numerous […]

Journalist Lyra McKee’s Death Reflects The Reemergence Of Violent Opposition In Northern Ireland

On April 18th, 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee was killed while covering riots in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. McKee was fatally shot while near police cars and was hit when protesters began shooting toward the police, described as “the enemy” by the perpetrators. She was taken into a police car, which drove […]

Myanmar Releases Two Reuters Journalists

On Tuesday, Myanmar released two Reuters journalists from imprisonment who had been detained for 16 months in prison for coverage of the nation’s violent crackdown on the Rohingya minority group. This is a rare bright spot in a long history of state sponsored violence and repression in the South-East Asian […]

NASA Carbon Observatory (OCO-3) To Launch

In an effort to improve the science surrounding Climate Change, NASA scientists have planned for the mission ‘Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3’. The OCO-3 assignment involves sending an instrument to the International Space Station which will better understand the movement of carbon dioxide between plants and the atmosphere. Unfortunately, the OCO-3 […]

Trouble With U.S.-China Trade Deal Talks

The U.S.-China trade war, which began when President Trump took office in 2016, has reached an impasse. Tariffs have led to harm on both sides leading to fluctuations in the world markets. Talks for reaching a trade deal between the two nations was in progress but recently, U.S. trade representative […]

Sri Lanka Imposes Face Veil Ban Following Easter Bombings

Sri Lanka has banned face coverings that could conceal the wearer’s identity, affecting Muslim women who wear burqas, niqabs, or hijabs, according to Al Jazeera. While the law did not directly name any of these garments, Al Jazeera reports that activists have already condemned the law for violating Muslim women’s […]