Daily Archives: August 2, 2019

More Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan Linked To Pro-Government Forces Than Insurgents

According to the latest United Nations (UN) figures, during the first half of 2019, in the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, pro-government forces including the Afghan military and their international U.S.-led allies were responsible for more civilian deaths than insurgent forces. This marks the first time pro-government forces were found responsible […]

Joint Sino-Russian Air Force Exercises Leads To Warning Shots Fired From South Korea

Last week Russia and China conducted their first joint air force drills in the Asia-Pacific region. The exercises involved two Chinese H-6K jet bombers, two Russian Tu-95MS bombers, and one Russian A-50 surveillance aircraft. The Chinese and Russian aircraft flew over the Sea of Japan and into the contested air […]

How It All Went Wrong For Hong Kong 1

Protests in Hong Kong continue as the leader Carrie Lam has made the decision to table the controversial legislation that would allow extradition to mainland China to stand trial. In response to millions of demonstrators expressing their dissent, Lam apologized to the people of Hong Kong, setting the bill aside […]

Ethics Report Details Cases Of Abuse Carried Out By UNRWA Leadership

It has emerged that officials at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), have engaged in “nepotism, retaliation, discrimination and other abuses of authority for personal gain, to suppress legitimate dissent and to otherwise achieve their personal objectives,” according to the Guardian. […]