Harry Turney

Will Cuts To Egyptian Military Aid Impact The Sinai Conflict?

Relations between Egypt and the USA have soured over the latter’s decision to cut millions in aid. $300 million has been denied in all, about half of which was designated for military spending. Egypt reacted with fury, as would be expected. In a statement, the country’s Foreign Ministry accused the […]

Persecution Of Rohingya Muslims Is Causing Severe Malnutrition

The UN’s World Food Programme has released a bleak report showing the dire situation for many of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims. According to the document, over 80,000 children from the persecuted group are ‘wasting’ as they are suffering from acute malnutrition. Much like the food shortages in parts of Africa, this […]

State Of Emergency Declared As Cholera Hits Yemeni Capital

A state of emergency has been declared in the Yemeni capital Sanaa due to a rising number of cholera cases. The announcement was made on Sunday by the city’s health ministry shortly after the International Red Cross revealed that the cholera epidemic has already claimed the lives of at least […]

Leading Figure In The Pakistani Taliban Surrenders

The Pakistani Military has announced that Sajjid Mohammed (more commonly known as Ehsanullah Ehsan), a leading figure in the Pakistani Taliban, has surrendered himself into their custody. Ehsan rose to prominence as the public face of the organization, through sophisticated media campaigns. In the aftermath of terrorist attacks, he would […]

Indian-Pakistani Relations Sour Over Spy Row

Last week, Pakistani officials announced their intention to execute Kubulshan Jadhav, on charges of espionage. Jadhav, an Indian national, was arrested last March, and according to a statement by the Pakistani armed forces, admitted his intentions to ‘plan, coordinate and organize espionage/sabotage activities aiming to destabilize and wage war against […]

Explosion In St. Petersburg: Possible Links With the Caucasus?

An explosion in St. Petersburg’s underground system has left at least 10 people dead and 37 hurt, with children amongst the injured. The blast took place on Monday between Sennaya Ploschad and Tekhnologichesky Institut stations. In response, the entirety of the city’s metro network was closed and additional security measures […]

Mass Mexican Grave Discovered: A Grim Reminder Of The Ongoing War With The Cartels

A mass grave, containing over 250 skulls has been found in the Mexican state of Veracruz. These are thought to be the remains of those killed in Mexico’s decade-long war against the drug cartels. Veracruz has been the centre of much of this violence due to the prominence of the […]

Declining American Influence In Astana Peace Talks

Recent talks held in Astana, Kazakhstan, have been the closest that Syria has been to a peace solution. Bringing rebel leaders and government representatives to the same table is quite unprecedented. Yet the civil war, which has already claimed around 400,000 lives (UN estimate), is unlikely to stop any time […]