Stephanie Boram


North Korea Tests Rocket Engine Following Fifth Nuclear Test

  Kim Jong-Un supervised the test at the country’s Sohae satellite launching site, the Korean Central News Agency reported, where a rocket that allegedly carried a satellite was launched in February. The engine tested would give the country “sufficient carrier capability for launching various kinds of satellites, including Earth observation […]


Three’s A Crowd: Syrian Rebels, Government Forces, And Russian Militants Accused Of Deploying ‘Toxic Substances’ In Aleppo

  Syrian rebels have accused the government, of embattled Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad of using poison gas against civilians in the north, while the government has instead accused the rebels of using chemical weapons themselves. Russia is also denying claims from Syrian rebels and human rights groups that it was […]


Turkey’s Presidential Guard To Be Disbanded After State Of Emergency Is Announced

Turkey’s elite presidential guard is to be disbanded after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency for three months. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim detained at least 283 of the guards’ 2,500 members following the uprising, telling the A Haber TV channel that “there will no longer be a […]


Introduction of THAAD Missile System Elicits Severe Threats

South Korea and the United States are to deploy the controversial THAAD missile defence system in response to intensifying threats from North Korea. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system will be deployed solely to counter the threat from Pyongyang, a statement said. It is unclear exactly where it will […]


Stabbing of 13-Year-Old Israeli Girl by Palestinian Labelled an “Outrageous Terrorist Attack”

Israeli security forces and forensic experts are inspecting the area around a house in West Bank, where an Israeli-American girl was stabbed to death as she slept inside her own bedroom. 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel died from her injuries in a local hospital after being transported from her home in […]


US-Russian Tensions Escalate Following Launch of US Missile Operations

Senior US and NATO officials attended a recent ceremony in Deveselu, Southern Romania, to commemorate the activation of a land-based missile defence station that forms part of a controversial European shield. An estimated $800 million was spent on the site in Romania alone, where developments began three years prior. Aegis […]


US and Russia called on to save talks by UN envoy to Syria

The UN envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, regrettably stated that a partial truce agreed in February was “barely alive” when addressing the Security Council on the peace process. Mistura prompted Russia and the US to consider intervening “at the highest level” to rescue struggling peace talks. “The next rounds […]


A World Leader In Rhetoric: North Korea Missile Test Fails

  Inept provocation in the form of an alleged Musudan missile test furthered the series of threats made against the United States and South Korea on the birthday of North Korea’s founding leader, Kim II-sung. South Korea’s Yonhap national news agency quoted government sources as saying that the missile was […]