Daily Archives: June 3, 2019

Three Days Of National Mourning In The Central African Republic After Rebel Attacks Leave Over 50 Dead

The president of the Central African Republic (CAR), Faustin-Archange Touadéra, declared three days of national mourning after attacks left over 50 civilians dead in the villages surrounding the north-western village of Paoua, near the border with Chad. The killings, which took place on the 21st of May, are thought to […]

Bangladesh Charges 16 Individuals For Murder Of Harassed Teen

Bangladesh’s southern Feni District recently saw 16 individuals, including school students and a headmaster, charged with the murder of Nusrat Rafi, a 19 year-old student who was burned alive on the roof of a local Islamic seminary. Nusrat had accused the headmaster of harassment, landing him a temporary jail sentence […]

Trump’s State Visit- Stoking Nationalistic Flames

Large protests are planned as the highly contentious US President, Donald Trump arrives for a state visit in the UK. Trump will be a guest of the Queen during a three day stay culminating  in a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-day.  Trump is seen as a main figurehead […]

Russia Censors “Rocketman“ Using The “Gay Propaganda Law”

The Russian version of Elton John’s biopic Rocketman has reportedly cut several scenes depicting the singer’s homosexuality, citing laws banning “homosexual propaganda.” The film’s final caption referencing the openly gay singer’s life with his husband and their children was also cut. These edits come despite the film being rated 18+ […]

Hope In History: Why Greta Thunberg Can Save The Planet

The climate movement has been a failure to date in ushering legislators down a more ambitious and urgent path of climate mitigation and adaptation. 2018 greenhouse gas emissions reached an all-time high and if we continue on this rising trajectory the earth will experience up to 5 degrees of warming […]

Taliban Delegation And Afghan Political Leaders Gather In Moscow For Peace Talks

This past week, A 14-member Taliban delegation along with other Russian and Afghan political leaders were invited to meet for peace talks in Moscow. Attendees included the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, a representative of the Afghanistan High Peace Council and Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan’s former president. The talks were provoked […]

A War Of Words: China Talks Tough On The South China Sea Issue

On Sunday June 2nd 2019, tensions between the United States and China were again raised following controversial comments regarding China’s militarization of man-made islands in the South China Sea. The islands are supposedly designed to defend China’s territorial claim to 80% of the ocean. The Shangri –La summit, held at […]

Japan’s Cybersecurity Initiative

Since Japan will be hosting both the Rugby World Cup in September this year and the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, the nation will gain a lot of attention from the public. Within that, there are threats from cybersecurity attacks. In a year and a half, the nation will undergo network […]

No-Confidence Vote Ousts Austria’s Chancellor

Austria’s chancellor, Sebastian Kurz was ousted from power as a result of a no-confidence vote in Parliament last Monday. As the leader of the majority centre-right People’s Party, Kurz formed a coalition between the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) and the centre-right Social Democratic Party. This comes as a surprise after […]

Jews And Muslims Pray Together At Africa’s Oldest Synagogue

Muslims and Jews came together to pray and break their fast at El Ghriba, the oldest synagogue in Africa on 22 May 2019. This day was the first time since 1987 the Jewish annual pilgrimage and the Muslim holy month of Ramadan overlapped. The synagogue, which is located on the […]