Daily Archives: November 4, 2019

Iraq Declares Curfew Amid Ongoing Mass Anti-Government Protests

In the last week, Iraqi security forces have established a curfew from midnight to 6am until further notice in response to the surge of anti-government protests. These protests and the violent response to them have broken the two-year streak of Iraq’s relative stability. Prior to these two years, Iraq had […]

Crisis At The Border: The Collection Of DNA Samples From Migrants 1

On October 21st, 2019, the Department of Justice issued a proposal that would permit the collection of DNA samples from migrants detained at the southern U.S. border. The biometric data collected from migrants in federal immigration custody would then be funnelled into the FBI criminal justice DNA database, whose extensive […]

39 Vietnamese dead in UK, authorities said they were victims of human trafficking

The British police have identified the 39 people found dead in Essex on October 23rd as Vietnamese nationals. Vietnam´s government said “it strongly condemns human trafficking” and the ministry of foreign affairs called on the international community to “step up cooperation” to fight the humanitarian crisis.   The victims were […]

Turkey Says Kurdish YPG Has Not Fully Withdrawn From Syrian Border

Two U.S.-backed sides are at odds as a crucial deadline determining Syria’s future actions towards Kurdish forces comes close. The YPG has been occupying a strip of territory along the Turkish-Syrian border and has been ordered by both Turkish and Russian officials to evacuate by 6 p.m. local time on […]

First Phase Of Grenfell Inquiry Released

The first phase of the two-part Grenfell Inquiry was released earlier this week, concluding that failings in the London Fire Brigade’s (LFB) response, combined with flaws inherent in the building’s construction to cause a disaster unprecedented in British social housing history.   The report, conducted by Sir Martin Moore-Bick, confirmed […]