Daily Archives: August 3, 2020

Killing Of American Citizen In Pakistan Sparks Outrage Over The Country’s Blasphemy Laws

An American citizen accused of violating Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy laws was recently gunned down during the middle of his trial in Peshawar, Pakistan.  The victim of this extrajudicial killing, Tahir Naseem, was a Pakistani-American from Illinois who was also a member of Pakistan’s Ahmadi muslim community. This religious minority group […]

Prime Minister Of Iraq Calls For An Early Election

In an announcement in late July, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi announced that Iraq would hold its next parliamentary elections a year earlier than the one planned in June 2021. This announcement comes after months of anti-government protest late last year, which saw hundreds of protesters killed and injured by […]

Tanzania’s Presidential Election Heats Up As A Strong Political Opponent Returns From Exile

With the October 28th general election fast approaching, many Tanzanians were pleasantly shocked by the return of prominent political figure, Tundu Lissu, after a near three-year self-imposed exile. Lissu was the most threatening opponent to the eventual winner of the 2015 general election, John Magufuli, and his Chama Cha Mapinduzi […]

Federal U.S. Agents Begin “Phased Withdrawal” Out Of Portland In A Backtrack By The Trump Administration

Marking a major government U-Turn, federal troops have begun to leave the city of Portland. The city has been shaken by over 60 days of protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd, resulting in clashes with state and city police enforcement. These had been dwindling until images and videos […]