Author: Julia Harrison

Pakistani Media Mogul Arrested

On Thursday, March 12th, Mir Shakeel-ur-Rehman, the editor-in-chief of the largest media corporation in Pakistan, the Jang Group, was imprisoned for charges from 1986. The charges were for illegally obtaining government land; the law states that he was only allowed four acres, and soon to be Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif

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India Supreme Court Makes Landmark Ruling On Women In Army

On Monday, February 17th, the Indian Supreme Court ruled to uphold a 2010 Delhi High Court ruling to afford women in the army the same eligibility for promotions, benefits, tenure, and rank as men, despite the government’s request for them to overturn it. The Delhi High Court ruling had stated:

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EU, UK Set Out Conflicting Red Lines For Post-Brexit Deal

On Monday, February 3rd, the European Union’s Chief Trade Negotiator, Michel Barnier, released its goals for Brexit. They envision the United Kingdom and the European Union to be on an equal playing field in terms of trade, with no advantages to either side. The EU also seeks “non-regression” in terms

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Delta Fined US$50,000 For Removing Muslim Passengers From Flights

On 24 January 2020, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) fined Delta Airlines $50,000 for the removal of three Muslim passengers in 2016. The DOT order stated that the airline had “engaged in discriminatory conduct” that violated Federal law: “although an airline has the legal authority to refuse to

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UK, France, And Germany Respond To Iran’s Violations Of The Nuclear Deal As The United States Escalates Tensions

The United Kingdom, France, and Germany (known collectively as E3) have released a statement formally accusing Iran of violating the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA), more commonly known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. The statement noted that the purpose of JCPoA is “upholding the nuclear non-proliferation regime, and

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Indian Students Protest Attacks At A New Delhi University

On Sunday 5 January, a mob of masked men attacked students and staff at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. 42 people were injured in the attacks, which started at about 7 PM that night. According to TIME, the attackers barged into “previously identified” rooms, brandishing glass bottles, sticks,

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U.K. Plans To Pass Anti-B.D.S. Law

Under Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the United Kingdom plans to pass a law banning participation in “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions”, a political movement intended to pressure Israel into ending the occupation of Palestine. The law is part of a global movement spearheaded by Israel to suppress the BDS campaign.  Self-described

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