Madeleine Connor

Death Sparks Riots On Christmas Island

Riots have broken out at the Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre, triggered by the death of Iranian-Kurd detainee Fazal Chegeni. Detainees have stated that the rioters are primarily New Zealand nationals being held at the facility awaiting deportation from Australia, which owns the Christmas Island territory. Chegeni’s body was found […]

Maldives: In A State Of Emergency?

The Maldives has declared a state of emergency for a period of 30 days. This comes in the aftermath of suspected assassination attempts on important government officials. A threat to national security was cited after explosives were discovered near the official residence of President Abdulla Gayoom in the capital of […]

Death toll rises as Boko Haram is challenged

At least 14 people have been killed in a deadly attack on a Nigerian mosque in the Molai suburb of Maiduguri. There has been no immediate claim for the attack but prime suspects are terrorist organisation Boko Haram. The bombing began around 6.30pm on Thursday, October 15 when suicide bombers […]

Turkey Appeals For No-Fly Zone

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has proposed a ‘no-fly zone’ over its border with Syria. Davutoglu appealed to international powers on Monday following a Russian violation of Turkish airspace near the Syrian border. Russia’s involvement with air strikes in Syria began just last week. Russia, however, claimed the incursion was “a […]

Crisis Avoided?

Ten people killed and more than one hundred injured – casualties of the week-long military coup that ended last week in Burkina Faso. Interim President Michel Kafando has been formally reinstated in the capital of Ouagadougou following heightened tensions fearing the spectra of a civil war. The leader of the […]