Author: Liam Robins

US-Led Coalition Claims 603 Civilian Deaths In Iraq And Syria

A recent Operation Inherent Resolve report is claiming that 603 civilians have been killed in Iraq and Syria since they began in August 2014, as a result of US-led coalition airstrikes. These coalition airstrikes form part of an international campaign aimed at defeating ISIS. The purported death toll of 603

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A War On The Planet

In 1989, the Voyager 1 spacecraft was just about to leave our solar system, but before it did, the renowned scientist, Carl Sagan, urged NASA to get the spacecraft’s camera to take one last shot of earth before it disappeared from view entirely. Sagan’s request was accepted and the resulting image

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Investigating The Inhumane Treatment Of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on Myanmar, agreeing to launch an international investigation into alleged rights violations against Rohingya Muslims. The 47-member human rights body will send a team of experts to Rakhine State, where most of Myanmar’s Muslims live, to investigate a military operation carried

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The White House’s Proposed Budget: A Drastic Change

The White House is seeking a radical alteration of US foreign policy. The Trump administration plans to reduce its commitment to foreign aid and diplomacy through substantial funding cuts in the administration’s new budget plan. The purported purpose of this budget proposal is to “free up funding for critical priorities

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UN Warns Of Mass Displacement In Colombia

Thousands of Colombians have been forced to flee their homes because of the presence of armed groups in the Pacific jungle, despite the recent peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which brought decades of civil war to a halt. Over 3500 people

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Trump Could Be Leading The World Towards A Nuclear Apocalypse

US President Donald Trump, in a recent interview with Reuters, has indicated that he wants to increase the country’s nuclear arsenal in order to assure nuclear supremacy. During the interview, Trump expressed a concern that the United States had fallen behind in its nuclear capacity: “We’ve fallen behind on nuclear

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Famine In Nigeria

Nigeria and the Lake Chad region are facing a severe famine and need urgent humanitarian assistance. In North-East Nigeria, 450000 children are projected to be severely malnourished this year. The United Nations claims that the conditions for the famine were created by a combination of severe drought, poverty, and Boko

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Pakistan-Afghanistan Tensions Heighten After Suicide Attack

Pakistan has launched multiple raids and attacks against militants, allegedly killing 100, in response to a recent suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine. The suicide attack on the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine killed at least 88 people and wounded over 200, making it the deadliest attack of the past two

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Horror At Saydnaya Prison

Amnesty International has released a report, Human Slaughterhouse, in which they claim that as many as 13,000 people have been secretly hanged at Saydnaya Prison, 30 kilometres north of Damascus in Syria, between 2011 and 2015. The killings were allegedly approved by the highest levels of the Syrian government. Amnesty

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Trump And Jerusalem: A Disaster In The Making

The Trump administration is considering a relocation of the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. During the presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly emphasised his unequivocal support for Israel and told Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, that he would “recognise Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the state of

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A Deadly Milestone For Yemen

Nearly two years of war have inflicted an atrocious cost on the people of Yemen. Jamie McGoldrick, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, recently told reporters that, at a minimum, 10,000 people have died as a result of the conflict – over twice the number of the United Nations

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Istanbul Nightclub Massacre: A Cycle Of Violence

Last year was exceedingly difficult for Turkey. There was a failed coup attempt by a rogue faction within the military and numerous terrorist attacks, including the murderous attack on the Istanbul Ataturk Airport and the Vodafone Arena bombing. The year came to a bloody close on New Year’s Eve when

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