Asia


Anglican Archbishop Prostrates As Apology For 1919 British Massacre In Amritsar

On the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury embraced the bold act of prostrating at the site of the Amritsar massacre, as a deeply meaningful symbol of a personal request for forgiveness for the British colonial atrocity. Over 400 were slaughtered and more […]


Pakistan Arrests 22 Protestors As Pro-Independence Protests Continue

On September 7, 22 Kashmiri protestors were arrested by Pakistani forces while continuing their ongoing resistance against foreign control of Kashmir, especially India’s recent controversies in the region. The protest had been ongoing since September 6 at Tatrinote within Pakistan-controlled Kashmir. Those arrested are, but a slight fraction against the […]


Surrogacy Markets: An Ethical And Legal Approach

Surrogacy is not a new phenomenon. For thousands of years, women have nominated others to give birth on their behalf. However, technological advances such as IVF, softening of cultural attitudes and the trend of having children later have fuelled a recent boom in surrogacy. In the past two decades, it […]


Death Of Hamza Bin Laden Confirmed By The U.S.

U.S. officials have confirmed the death of Al-Qaeda militant Hamza bin Laden, one month after intelligence officials had reported his demise. In a statement released by the White House, President Trump stated that Bin Laden had been killed in a “counter terrorism operation in the Afghanistan and Pakistan region”, although […]


Turkey And U.S. Visit Syrian Safe Zone 1

Syria and Turkey have established a joint safe-zone on the Syrian-Turkish border, meant to address Turkey’s national security concerns. This will result in the clearing of the People’s Protection Unit (YPG) near the Turkish border. This news comes after much pressure from Turkey’s President Erdogan on the United States to […]


Hong Kong Students Continue Anti-Government Protest As Unrest Persists

Thousands of secondary students formed human chains in front of Hong Kong schools on Monday. Standing hand-in-hand in their uniforms, the students silently protested to express solidarity with the pro-democracy protesters in the Chinese-ruled city. The protest followed a weekend of unrest with clashes between activists and police, and is part […]


Refugees In Indonesia Suffer Huge Consequences From Australian Funding Cuts

Indonesia is not a signatory member of the 1951 Refugee Convention, but it hosts 14,000 registered refugees, as per UNHCR records. However, Indonesia surprised the world in December 2016, when President Joko Widodo filled a legal vacuum by issuing a decree to ensure that refugees are not arbitrarily expelled or […]


International Atomic Energy Agency Confirms Iran Is Installing New Centrifuges

On Monday, 9 September, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that Iran has begun installing new centrifuges. This report, verified by inspectors from the UN atomic watchdog, quickly sparked concern around the globe. This is not the first time Iran has caused concern over their nuclear activities. Since the United […]


Thai Politics And Coup Culture

Following the March elections which were described as “free but not fair”, Thailand formed a new reconditioned government in July as it moves away from the last half-decade of military rule. Thailand has been plagued by political instability since the establishment of a constitutional monarchy and uneasy progression towards democracy […]