Daily Archives: August 4, 2019

Germany Looking For Justice For Yazidi Genocide 2

Five years after the Islamic State (IS) committed a genocide against the Yazidi people, Germany has announced its commitment to seek justice for the victims. The Yazidi Genocide was committed on 3 August 2014 in the Nineveh province of Iraq. Nearly 10,000 people, mainly young men and boys over 12 […]

United States Withdraws From Historic Arms Control Treaty

On Friday, August 2, the United States formally withdrew from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The U.S. signalled its intention to withdraw earlier this year, citing Russian non-compliance to its terms. Russian officials deny these accusations and have instead accused the US of withdrawing to further its own […]

U.S. Withdrawal From INF Treaty Signals A Changing Nuclear Order

On Friday, August 2, the U.S. withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty). The Treaty prohibits the acquisition of ground launched missiles with a range of 500-1500 kilometers. The move came amidst concerns that Russia was no longer complying with the treaty. President Trump has also raised the […]

Kashmir Fears Crisis Situation Over Special “Permanent Resident” Legislation

Tensions between the Indian government and Muslim-majority Kashmir, an independent state whose administration is shared between Indian and Pakistan, have reached a climax this week. Authorities issued an unprecedented order for tourists to leave the region, and also cancelled a Hindi pilgrimage due to security threats. The Indian government deployed […]

Sudan’s Schools Shut Following Student Killings

All schools in Sudan have been suspended indefinitely by the Transitional Military Council following a horrific shooting at a student protest this week. On Monday, July 29, a protest involving high school students in the Sudanese city of El-Obeid went horribly wrong when security forces killed five demonstrators at a […]

China Condemns Violence After Hong Kong Protests Continue

Last weekend, protests in Hong Kong over a proposed law to extradite criminals to China sparked significant response from multiple Chinese officials. The protests have grown increasingly violent, and police officials are resorting to tactics such as tear gas and rubber bullets to subdue protestors. However, protestors continue to criticize […]

Sudan Closes Schools After Student Demonstrators Shot

Schools in Sudan were suspended Wednesday after six people, including four students, were shot and killed at a demonstration in the city of Obeid. The nationwide closing will remain in effect “until further notice,” according to the state-run SUNA news agency, and is accompanied by a nightly curfew in parts […]

Sudan Detains Nine Soldiers After Protesters Killed

On Thursday, August 1, the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors reported that at least four protesters were killed and many were injured by gunfire in Omdurman, Sudan as thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against the country’s military rulers. On the following day, the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), the […]

The Campaign To ‘Sinicize’ Religion In China Through The Removal Of Arabic Symbols In Beijing

On Wednesday of this week, a campaign in Beijing ordered restaurants and food stalls to remove Arabic script and symbols associated with Islam to ensure religions are conforming to mainstream Chinese culture, reported Al Jazeera. One manager, who spoke to Al Jazeera, stated that Government officials said, “[…] this is […]

Saudi Arabia Changes Guardianship Laws Towards Women

Women in Saudi Arabia can now travel abroad freely without requiring the permission of a guardian. These are some of the changes introduced by the new regulations announced on Friday. The laws are a progressive step towards abolishing laws that make women lesser citizens. The new laws grant women over […]