A group of unidentified gunmen attacked the United Nations peacekeeping force headquarters in Timbuktu, Mali on Monday. This attack resulted in the deaths of five security guards, one contractor, and one gendarmerie. While the UN’s mission in Mali, known as MINUSMA, has seen frequent attacks by Islamist militants targeting its […]
After an attack on an army base in the central city of Valencia, Venezuela, a group calling itself “The Binary Guardians” hacked approximately 40 Venezuelan government websites, including the National Electoral Council and Venezuelan navy. The group targeted the leadership of Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro and posted messages appearing to […]
On Monday, August 7th, North Korea declared that the new sanctions, which were unanimously passed by the United Nations on Saturday, were a “wanton infringement upon the sovereignty of the country” and accused the United States of “trying to drive the situation of the Korean peninsula to the brink of […]
On Monday, July 24th, the United Nations Middle East Envoy Nikolay Mladenov stated that the tensions at a Jerusalem holy site, the Al-Aqsa mosque, must ease by Friday. This statement followed a closed door UN Security Council meeting to discuss the rising crisis between Israel and Palestine surrounding the site. […]
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) upheld Belgium’s full-face veil ban on July 11 after dismissing a case brought by two Muslim women who wear niqabs, which only shows eyes. The ECHR unanimously ruled that Belgium’s ban on full-face veils does not violate human rights laws. In a statement […]
Social media has become a cornerstone for many companies and political figures in the current decade, and it is hard to know who actually runs the Twitter accounts of notable figures such as Obama and Trump. The United States President Donald Trump is a frequent and popular user of Twitter, so much so that news organizations quote his tweets in the same manner as official statements.
On Monday, June 26, the United States Supreme Court partially lifted the injunctions by the lower courts on President Donald Trump’s travel ban. Visa applications for citizens from six Muslim-majority countries, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, have been suspended for a 90-day period, and the U.S Refugee Admissions […]