Daily Archives: September 18, 2020

India Student Leader Umar Khalid Arrested Over Delhi Riots

A prominent student activist has been arrested under anti-terrorism laws for his alleged role in February’s deadly riots in Delhi. Umar Khalid, 33, was taken into custody around 11pm local time on September 13th. The law under which Khalid has been arrested, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), was amended […]

The Abraham Accords: Peace For The Middle East? 1

On September 15th, 2020, diplomats from the two Gulf states of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed a deal with Israel agreeing to diplomatic and economic ties. With this agreement, dubbed the Abraham Accords by The White House, commercial air travel will begin between Israel and the Gulf states […]

Netanyahu Privately Supports U.S. Arms Deal With The U.A.E., Despite Public Disavowal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has privately supported a U.S. arms deal with the United Arab Emirates, despite publicly denouncing the deal. This is concurrent with the U.A.E. and Israel reaching an agreement through a phone call with the United States on August 13th for normalization of relations between Israel […]

UN Rights Chief Discussing Visit To Xinjiang With China

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, announced at a UN gathering in Geneva on September 14th, that she is in discussions with Chinese authorities regarding a possible visit to the Xinjiang region. The announcement comes amidst growing criticism and controversy surrounding the treatment of the ethnic […]