In the dispute over the South China Sea, Australia walks a dangerous line. Caught between the powers of the United States and China, it must make its moves carefully, or risk powerful consequences.
When presidents and rulers refuse to give up their positions, what kind of citizen and global response does this generate? What steps need to be taken for democracy to come back into effect?
When it comes to acts of terror, nothing quite compares to suicide attacks. Showing complete disregard for their own lives as they detonate explosives strapped to their own body, many people are unable to comprehend what could possibly drive people to commit such acts. Nevertheless, suicide bombings are a very […]
Background Children are terribly affected by war and conflict, in an extensive number of damaging ways. They may be forced to flee their homes, face physical harm to either themselves or their loved ones, and miss out on a childhood that many take for granted. When it comes to being […]
The practice of helping those less fortunate is something that has been an integral part of human identity for many thousands of years. Appearing in many different forms, the act of giving has developed over time, being shaped by culture and technological advancements. In the 21st century, a major source […]
Protests against President Joseph Kabila in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) turned violent on Tuesday, with government forces firing into crowds and killing over forty people. President Kabila has been president of the DRC since 2001, with his second term having expired on Tuesday. The DRC constitution prohibits […]
The shelling of a school van in the disputed region of Kashmir on Friday has resulted in the death of the driver, and the wounding of 8 children. The Pakistani school van was carrying 20 private school students aged between 10 and 15 years old in the Pakistan administered […]
A twin bomb attack in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Saturday has left at least 29 dead and 166 injured. The attack consisted of the detonation of a car bomb on a riot police bus and then a suicide bomber, with the explosions occurring approximately 30 seconds apart. […]
Australia’s Current Response The issue of how to respond to those who come to Australia by boat is one that has plagued the country for many years. With refugees continuing to brave the journey by sea, the question of how to address this situation is one constantly on the minds […]
Fighting between police and forces loyal to a tribal king have left at least 87 dead in western Uganda. Police stormed the palace of King Charles Wesley Mumbere over the weekend in a government sanctioned attempt to arrest the tribal ruler. This led to a violent confrontation between police […]
Tensions are mounting between ethnic groups in the central African country of Burundi as violations of human rights increase and the government begins to withdraw from the international community. Turmoil in the country began in April 2015 when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced plans to run for a third term, […]
A ceasefire between two major Somali regional groups broke down violently last Sunday, with clashes killing at least 29 people and wounding over 50. The two regions involved, Galmadug and Puntland, have had a violent history and share a common border in the central Somali city of Galkayo where the […]
On Friday, around 150,000 Jakartan Muslims took to the streets to demonstrate against the city’s Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok, in relation to comments he made regarding the Quran. The protest was spearheaded by the Islamic Defender’s Front, a militant group consisting of hardline Muslims who were […]
The past week in Afghanistan has seen a number of violent terror attacks against civilians, in addition to strong Taliban offensives against the Afghan military. On Tuesday, an attack at a religious shrine in the nation’s capital of Kabul killed 18 people and wounded dozens more. It is alleged to […]