Daily Archives: July 4, 2019

Trump Imposes New Sanctions On Iran Targeting Supreme Leader 2

The Trump administration has announced plans to institute additional sanctions against Iran that ostensibly target the Iranian leadership, particularly Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The announcement closely follows the shooting down of an American drone by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard; officials of the two nations disagree on whether the drone […]

Oman: Paving The Way To An Arab-Israeli Peace 1

On Wednesday, the 26th of June, the Omani Foreign Ministry declared that it was planning to open a new diplomatic mission in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The decision was announced through the Ministry’s Twitter account and will be the first Omani diplomatic mission in Palestine since 2006 when the Sultanate […]

Sudan’s Military Rejects Ethiopia’s Transition Proposal

A transition plan to move Sudan towards civilian rule was proposed by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali on June 23rd but was rejected by Sudanese military rulers. The Transitional Military Council (TMC), nevertheless, refused this proposal. “We asked the mediators to unite their efforts and submit a joint paper […]

Coal Interests Set Back Climate Action At E.U. Summit

European leaders failed to take significant action against climate change at a summit meeting last Thursday. A majority of the 28 countries in attendance at Brussels expressed approval of a plan to neutralize Europe’s carbon footprint, but four votes kept the proposal from unanimity. Those four votes, from Poland and […]

Waikato Wars – Deep Parts Of NZ History

The Waikato Wars are a significant historical event in New Zealand’s history, occurring between 1863 and 1864 between the British settlers and Maori indigenous people. There are a few notable causes which are considered important in the wider picture, for example; the long-standing tension and conflicts between the Maori and […]

The Importance Of Homer To The Greeks And His Influence On Modern Culture 1

Storytelling was a prevalent tradition throughout Ancient Greece. Originally the mythical stories were told orally and later performed by playwrights at the cities’ festivals, until the Ancient Greeks re-discovered the tool of the written word and Homer’s epics quickly became physical texts. The origins of lyric poetry can be originated […]

German Captain of Refugee-Rescue Ship Arrested In Lampedusa

Carola Rakete, German Ship Captain of Sea Watch 3 – a vessel operated by German NGO, Sea Watch – was arrested on June the 27th after docking the vessel at the Italian town of Lampedusa. Rakete was at sea for 2 weeks with 40 African refugees on board, when she […]