Daily Archives: May 31, 2019

Curfew Enforced In Negombo – Security Or Social Control?

Negombo is in lockdown. In the aftermath of the coordinated terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, community tensions have escalated in Negombo. Since the bombings, the Government has imposed a state of emergency granting security forces heightened powers. Sri Lankan authorities claim that these provisional powers ensure public […]

Haftar Calls Upon Forces To ‘Wipe Out’ The Enemy In Tripoli

Libya’s self-styled marshall, Khalifa Haftar, has uploaded a video calling upon his forces to take the capital, Tripoli, and teach government forces an “even harder lesson”. Tripoli, and the surrounding region of Libya’s northwest, have been experiencing heavy fighting since the assault began on 4 April. Forces were warned by […]

Austrian Chancellor Ousted After No-Confidence Vote

Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, the world’s former youngest leader was ousted from office this month following a no-confidence vote. The no-confidence vote was triggered by the opposition party, the Social Democrats (SPO), causing the dissolution of the ruling coalition composed of Kurz’s own People’s Party (OVP) and the right wing […]

Afghanistan’s Water Crisis

The United Nations has reported that a total of 275,000 people have been forced into displacement within Afghanistan. This looming water crisis threatens another two million people, a direct consequence of water mismanagement, climate change and the forty years of war that has ravaged the country. In turn, this has […]

The Clock Is Ticking For Cypriot Reunification

Turkish and Greek Cypriots alike recently celebrated the unification of the divided Cypriot polity. 1974 marked the creation of the boundary on the island following the Turkish invasion of Northern Cyprus in response to an Athens-sponsored coup. The opening of the eastern and western island crossings, Famagusta Dherniya and Lefke […]

Explosions In Kathmandu Kill Four

Four people are dead and seven injured after a series of three explosions in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, according to Al Jazeera. The three blasts took place in separate regions of the city: one in a residential area in the middle of the city, another near a hairdresser at […]

Dozens Of Civilians Killed By Militia In Central African Republic

At least 34 civilians have been left dead and many more wounded following attacks made by armed groups on villages in the northwest of the Central African Republic on 21st May. The attacks, which took place in villages belonging to the Ouham-Pendé Prefecture, were carried out by the rebel militia […]

Turkey And Russia To Produce S-500s After S-400 Deal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has recently claimed that his country will produce S-500 defence systems in a joint effort with Russia. This comes after the Turkish government’s controversial purchase of the S-400 defence system from Russia earlier this year. This move by Turkey has begun to have a negative […]

Yemeni Organ Trafficking To Egypt

Yemenis, already facing tough economic conditions in the wake of political turmoil have been turning to organ trafficking as a means of economic necessity as revealed in an Al Jazeera investigation. Officials in Yemen’s embassy in Cairo have been involved in organ trafficking rings between the two countries which started […]