Daily Archives: August 11, 2019

U.N. Human Rights Chief Warns U.S. Over Increased Venezuela Sanctions

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has warned of “far-reaching implications” of the latest round of economic sanctions imposed on the Venezuelan government by the United States. The warning has come in the wake of the harshest sanctions on Venezuela to date, putting Venezuela on par with North […]

Eritrea’s Conscription Continues Despite War’s End 1

A report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday has detailed Eritrea’s continued use of secondary schools to conscript students into national and military services. Before completing their final year of secondary school, students are sent to an isolated military camp to train and take their final tests. The […]

Russian Missile Accident May Reveal Development Of New Propulsion Systems

In reports to Russian media on Thursday 8th August, the Russian Ministry of Defence stated that a liquid propellant rocket engine exploded during testing of a 9M730 Burevestnik missile. While it was initially reported that this malfunction killed two people and injured six more, the Russian nuclear agency (Rosatom) later […]

Hong Kong Protests Continue, Paralyzing Transportation And Economy

As the Hong Kong protests continue unabated into their tenth week and beyond, the city’s transportation and economy have taken weighty blows. Bloomberg reports that the MSCI Hong Kong Index has experienced its longest loss streak since the 1980s, while aviation worker strikes cancelled over 200 flights and protesters consistently […]

The Repercussions Of Suppressing Online Political Dissent In Uganda

Just days ago, the Ugandan government announced that it will now require that influential social media figures and journalists register their online activities to be monitored in an attempt to limit “immoral [and] prejudiced content” posted online, as stated by the Uganda Communications Commission. This crackdown on what is shared […]

L.A Department Of Water And Power Was Under Investigation By The FBI, Including Cybersecurity Issue

The FBI investigated the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) due to newly reviewed portions of the warrant served at DWP during the raid last month, which indicates a broader federal probe than was previously known. Last month, the FBI raided the department to find the documents related […]

US, South Korea Conduct Joint Military Exercise Despite North Korea Condemnation

The United States and South Korea proceeded with planned joint military exercises early last week, despite North Korea’s characterization of the exercises as provocative and threatening. North Korea claims that the drills jeopardize ongoing nuclear disarmament negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang. The exercises are aimed to assess Seoul’s military capability […]