Terteel Agha

U.S. Passes A Bill To Combat Human Rights Abuse Of Uighur Muslims In China

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill calling for sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for human rights abuses against the Uighur Muslim minority, on the 3rd December, calling for the closure of mass detention camps in the north-western region of Xinjiang. The Uighur bill requires the president ‘to […]

Nigerians Evacuated From South Africa After Attacks 1

Around 200 Nigerians have left South Africa amid fears of xenophobic violence. There has recently been a wave of violent attacks on foreign people, their businesses and property. Riots started in early September, where several stores owned by immigrants were targeted across Johannesburg, Pretoria and surrounding areas. At least 10 […]

Venezuela Releases 22 Prisoners After Critical UN Report Published

On Thursday, Venezuela reportedly released 22 prisoners, including high-profile judge Maria Afiuni, journalist Braulio Jatar, and twenty students, according to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and her office. The news came after the U.N. Human Rights Council held a debate on Bachelet’s report after a visit […]

Over 200 People Killed And Over 450 Injured In Attacks At Multiple Churches And Hotels In Sri Lanka

Over 200 people have been killed and 450 hurt in multiple explosions which have taken place at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. The attacks took place during Easter services at three churches in Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo’s Kochchikade. Eight blasts in total were reported, with three hotels in the […]

Thousands Protest Against The President Of Algeria’s Plans To Run Again In Elections

Student rallies and other protests are being held in Algeria against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s plans to run for a fifth term in office. The protests have been one of the nation’s largest displays of public dissent since its war of independence from France in 1962, which had over 100,000 people […]

Tea Workers In India Die After Consuming Toxic Alcohol

At least 45 tea workers have died after drinking toxic alcohol in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam, while more than 200 are currently being treated in hospital. The fatalities were reported on Sunday, just days after the deaths of approximately 100 other people in the states of Uttar Pradesh […]

Government Officials In Haiti Set To Lose Economic Perks

Government officials in Haiti are set to lose their perks, under emergency economic and anti-corruption measures announced on Saturday by Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant. This is in response to deadly protests which have been occurring – corruption being the main cause of discontent – where protesters want President Jovenel Moise […]

Bangladesh Proposes To Create A Safe Zone In Myanmar For Rohingya Refugees

Bangladesh has proposed to create a ‘safe zone’ in Myanmar’s Rakhine state for Rohingya refugees, where they fled state persecution in late 2017. Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has called on Russia, China and India to help the country tackle the Rohingya refugee crisis. In an interview with Anadolu News […]

Woman And Children Die In A Traditional Menstrual Hut In Western Nepal

On Tuesday evening, a woman in the western Nepal Bajura district, along with her two sons, suffocated to death in a “menstrual hut.” Amba Bohara, 35, was forced to sleep in a windowless mud and stone hut during her period. Bohara and her two sons, aged 12 and 9, had […]

Protests In Brussels Turn Violent Over UN Migration Pact

Police deployed tear gas and water cannons as clashes involving 5,500 protesters broke out in Brussels on Sunday. A minority of the demonstrators became violent when they were asked to leave, and began throwing paving stones, street furniture and firecrackers at security forces. Riot police closed off wide streets in […]