Daily Archives: June 2, 2019

Taiwan Approves Same-Sex Marriage, While Kenya Nullifies It

Friday, May 17th, 2019, saw history made in Taiwan, as it became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriages, while the same day saw a rule upheld that criminalized same-sex marriages in Kenya. They are two countries on different continents but faced with the same issue of LGBT community. […]

Fiery Rhetoric At 2019 Shangri-La Dialogue

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-La Dialogue took place in Singapore between 31 May and 2 June this year. The annual forum, which sees representatives from 28 Asia-Pacific states meeting to discuss current issues, was dominated this year by the emergent conflict between the United States and the […]

Prison Violence In Brazil Causes 55 Deaths

A two-day explosion of prison violence has left 55 inmates dead in Manaus, Brazil. The violence began on May 26 when 15 people were fatally strangled or stabbed at the AnĂ­sio Jobim prison complex, and spread the following day where another 40 people were killed at three nearby prisons. This […]