Rachel Cowcher


Australia Refuses To Acknowledge Climate Crisis At Pacific Islands Forum

Tensions ran high at this week’s Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu, with a climate crisis declaration in the Pacific region being a cause for contention amongst regional leaders. Island-dominated nations in the area sought a consensus on climate goals, with many of these nations already bearing the brunt of rising […]


Kashmir Fears Crisis Situation Over Special “Permanent Resident” Legislation

Tensions between the Indian government and Muslim-majority Kashmir, an independent state whose administration is shared between Indian and Pakistan, have reached a climax this week. Authorities issued an unprecedented order for tourists to leave the region, and also cancelled a Hindi pilgrimage due to security threats. The Indian government deployed […]


The Philippines Narcotics Crackdown A “Systematic Campaign of Abuses,” Reports Amnesty

President Rodrigo Duterte’s narcotics crackdown in the Philippines is a “systematic campaign of abuses,” Amnesty International has claimed this week, whilst urging the United Nations to launch an investigation into thousands of killings at the hands of Filipino authorities. The police are reportedly conducting routine night killings of people who […]


Violence Breaks Out As Thousands Protest Changes To Extradition Legislation: Hong Kong

A riot has been declared in Hong Kong as police officers have resorted to pepper spray, rubber bullets and tear gas in an attempt to disperse protesters. Over 200,000 people rallied earlier this week over controversial changes suggested to extradition legislation. Protesters attempted to enter parliament on Wednesday, the scheduled […]


New Evidence Uncovers War Crimes Committed By Myanmar Military

Military operations in the Rakhine State of Myanmar, have been declared as war crimes after recent investigations. Amnesty International’s report ‘“No one can protect us”: War Crimes and abuses in Myanmar’s Rakhine State’ released on May 29, found that since January 2019, Myanmar military has been conducting acts of violence […]


North Korea Defies United Nation Sanctions: Two Short-Range Missiles Fired In Strike Drills

The Korean People’s Army has confirmed its release of two short-range missiles from the northwestern city of Kusong. These strike drills, which saw missiles travelling 420km and 270km, was overseen by supreme leader Kim Jong-Un. Kim has stressed the drill was to inspect the rapid response of defence units and […]


North Korea Defies United Nations Sanctions: Two Short-Range Missiles Fired In Strike Drills

The Korean People’s Army has confirmed its release of two short-range missiles from the northwestern city of Kusong. These strike drills, which saw missiles travelling 420 km and 270 km, respectively, were overseen by supreme leader Kim Jong-Un. Kim has stressed that the drills were meant to inspect the rapid […]