Daily Archives: May 27, 2019

180 Nations Agree To United Nations Plan For Plastic

On May 10th, there was a significant move towards regulating the export of plastic waste as 180 governments collectively agreed on the new UN framework and the amendment of the Basel Convention (1989). The meeting in Geneva involved 1,400 representatives who arrived at this decision after 12 days of intense […]

Cameroon Celebrates 47th National Unity Day In Blood And Violence

The West African nation of Cameroon has once again celebrated its National Unity Day on 20 May 2019 amidst violence and bloodshed in some areas of the country. A conflict of language, culture, and resources, especially in the English speaking regions, is tearing the country apart. The celebrations organized for […]

Rising Tensions Between the U.S. and Iran           

On Wednesday 15th May 2019, the U.S. State Department released an urgent message calling all “non-emergency” U.S. government employees to leave Iraq. U.S. citizens were advised not to travel to Iraq because of the “high risk of violence and kidnapping.” This order was given amidst rising tensions between the U.S. and […]

Sri Lanka Suffers Wave Of Anti-Muslim Violence In The Wake Of Easter Bombings

Sri Lanka has suffered a wave of anti-Muslim violence in wake of the Easter bombings. The 21 April attacks, claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), targeted churches and hotels killing more than 250 people and injuring over 500. Since then, Sri Lanka’s Muslim population has […]

Thailand Raises Massive Awareness To Deadly Virus Spread By Contaminated Pork

Most Asian South-Eastern countries, such as Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, are importing pork from Thailand. Thailand is one of the largest pork producing nations in Asia and has recently made an announcement for pork manufacturers to be aware of African Swine Fever, a deadly virus spreads from contaminated pork. […]

Putin Calls Protesters “Godless”: Public Outcry Over The Construction Of A Church In Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Protests in Yekaterinburg (Ekaterinburg), Russia, have lasted nearly a week with crowds numbering more than 5,000 people, according to Ivan Zhilin in The Moscow Times. Residents of Yekaterinburg are protesting the planned construction of a new Orthodox Church in the middle of an inner-city park, and tensions escalated after violent […]

U.S.-Iran Tensions Threaten Iraq

The tension between the United States and Iran over photographs that supposedly show missiles being boarded on ships by Iranian paramilitary forces have caused Iraq to take precautions. According to the New York Times, Iraqi officials have taken steps to warn armed groups tied to Iran within the country to […]

Sino-American Trade Tensions Spread As Security Tensions Mount

China is seeking to retaliate to U.S. sanctions, which aim to redefine and restrict the economic activity of Chinese owned companies within the U.S., amongst them Huawei, grounded on fears that the Chinese state may utilize the reach of Chinese enterprise to spy on U.S. technological and military activities. The […]

Council Of Europe Committee Criticizes Germany’s Treatment Of Afghan Asylum Seeker

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture has accused German police of choking and squeezing the genitals of an Afghan asylum seeker who was being expelled from the country, according to Al Jazeera. Politico reported that the incident occurred during the returnee’s flight back to Kabul last […]