Daily Archives: August 13, 2019

Fears For Another Tiananmen As Protests In Hong Kong Intensify

Despite Hong Kong’s international airport resuming operations this week, the intensity of pro-democracy protests and their tensions with pro-Beijing groups and police show no signs of slowing down. Initially, in reaction to an extradition law allowing Hong Kongers to be transferred to mainland China to face prosecution, the protests have […]

42 Casualties After Libya Drone Strike

The town of Murzuq in Libya was hit by an air strike on Monday, leaving 42 civilians dead and more than 60 injured, of which 30 are critically injured. The 200 civilians were gathering at a town hall meeting in the Qalaa neighborhood “to settle social differences,” council official Ibrahim […]

Italy’s Chinese Prostitution Problem

Since World War II, Chinese have migrated to Italy, and in more recent decades, migrated in larger waves. Italy hosts about 300,000 Chinese nationals, the largest diaspora community in the European Union. Many come to Prato, Italy’s textile capital near Florence, since there is a large established Chinese textile community. […]

Shia Group Banned In Nigeria After Deadly Clashes With Police

On 28 July, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announced a court ruling to ban the Muslim group Shia Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). Thousands of IMN followers gathered at a protest rally in the capital city Abuja on Monday. There, protestors called for proper medical treatment for their detained leader, Sheik […]

COSO Is Preparing A New Set Of Risk Guidance For Cybersecurity, Compliance

The Committee of Sponsoring Organization of the Treadway Commission is making preparations to develop new risk guidance policies for companies to manage their cybersecurity threats. The expectation from the committee toward the companies is a well-structured key methodology of risk management that the enterprises would conduct toward encountering cyberattacks, crafting […]

Argentina’s President Suffers Setback In Primary

Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri suffered a crushing setback in a primary election on Sunday. The result suggests that he may lose re-election in October’s general elections and see his market overhauls unraveled by the opposition. His opponent, Alberto Fernández, received 48% of the support in the nationwide primary, while Macri […]

Climate Change: A Human Rights Issue

Climate Change is the most pressing issue of the 21stcentury and is at the epicentre of humanity’s concerns for the future as we face environmental crises on an unprecedented and alarming scale. Climate Change or the deleterious malformation of our Earth’s natural weather patterns pose intersectional challenges to the quality […]

U.S. Expands Sanctions Against Venezuelan Government 1

Last Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the expansion of sanctions against Venezuela into a full economic embargo. The executive order freezes all assets of Nicolás Maduro’s government and prohibits transactions with it, unless specifically exempted, stating that “the making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services […]