Daily Archives: June 23, 2019

Himalayan Glaciers Are Melting Rapidly According To American Scientists

The melting glaciers in the Himalayas have brought fear into the international arena as Cold War spy-satellite images have recently surfaced. The American scientists who studied the data have stated that the “glaciers are melting about twice as fast as they used to”. According to the American academic journal, ‘Science […]

Johnson Skips TV Debate As PM Hopefuls Spar Over Brexit

Last Sunday, Boris Johnson refused to participate in a televised debate with five other contenders vying to become Britain’s next prime minister, prompting criticism from rival candidates. Participants of the debate on Channel 4’s broadcast faced questions regarding their solution to the stalled Brexit process. “Where is Boris?” Foreign Secretary […]

Worry In Sri Lanka As Top Buddhist Monk Calls For The Stoning Of Muslims 1

Muslims in Sri Lanka now live in fear over the possibility of fresh attacks following remarks by a top Buddhist monk that Muslims, the religious minority in the country, should be stoned. The remarks by Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thero are likely to fuel communal tensions in the country. Activists, politicians, […]

Online Platforms Slow To Tackle Disinformation As EU Announces Russian Interference In Parliamentary Elections

A report released by the European Union (EU) on Friday presented evidence which suggests that Russia is using disinformation to impede elections to the EU parliament. According to the report, the aim was to sway voters towards right-wing parties by using disinformation to spread polarizing views on topics such as […]

U.S. Launches Cyber Security Attack On Iran

On 22 June 2019, it was confirmed that President Donald Trump approved an offensive cyber strike that disabled Iranian computer systems used to control national rocket and missile launchers. The news of Thursday’s cyber attack broke as the U.S. President backed away from conventional military air strikes in response to […]

Correcting The Original Sin: Congress Debates Reparations For Slave Descendants

After almost a decade, lawmakers in Congress have reapproached the topic of America’s  enslavement of 4 million Africans and their descendants. The Congressional hearing was held on the June 19th, or ‘Juneteenth’, a day which commemorates the Union Troops landing in Galveston, Texas in 1865 as they declared freedom for […]

US Cyber Attacks Against Iran: Deterrent Or Risky?

In the midst of growing tension between Iran and the U.S., the U.S. has launched a series of cyber attacks on Iran’s intelligence agency. The United States Cyber Command made a public statement this week stating that the online attacks were an effort by America’s military and intelligence community to […]

Turkey: Istanbul Set For Rerun Of Mayoral Vote

Nearly three weeks after the mayoral election in Istanbul, Turkey, Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidate Ekrem Imamoglu was declared the mayor of Istanbul. The CHP is the main opposition party to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK), which is lead by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Imamoglu’s victory broke […]

United States Enforces Oil Embargo On Syria 1

US forces left four people dead and three oil tankers destroyed following airstrikes in Syrian territory at the end of May. The airstrikes are the enforcement of an oil embargo, which is the prohibition of the trade of oil and related products between different countries. The embargo was implemented by […]

Top Nigerian Actress Pleads For International intervention In Cameroon Conflict

Renowned Nigerian actress Stella Damasus has, in a tearful online plea, urged the international community to intervene in the conflict raging in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon in order to save the lives and properties being destroyed daily. “I wonder why this Cameroon issue does not have the kind of […]