In China’s northwestern province of Xinjiang resides the majority of the country’s Uighur population. One of China’s Muslim ethnic minority groups, the Uighurs make up approximately 45% of the population of Xinjiang province. For months, there have been speculations that the Chinese government has been illegally and inhumanely detaining tens […]
An event that would be seen as routine in most other circumstances; a democratically elected foreign leader giving a speech in a short visit to the United States, has sparked a furore amongst governments and internet users alike. The element that makes this recent incident remarkable is that it is […]
India has moved one step closer to decriminalizing homosexuality after the Supreme Court began a hearing challenging the colonial-era law that, among others things, prohibits consensual sexual relations between men, and following on the heels of an August 2017 ruling that declared all people have a “constitutional right to privacy” […]
A human rights group exposed the systematic nature of a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya in Myanmar on July 19, urging the international community to take action. The 162-page report “They Gave Them Long Swords” claims that, contrary to previous reports, Myanmar officials tediously planned acts of genocide and […]
“Their horrific experiences defy comprehension, yet they are the reality for nearly one million Rohingya refugees,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres after a visit last week to the largest refugee camp in the world, located in Bangladesh’s Cox Bazar. Since August 2017, nearly one million Rohingya, Myanmar’s largest mainly-Muslim […]
Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar Refugee camps, housing up to one million Rohingya refugees, are at high-risk of flooding and landslides during the imminent monsoon season. Typically between June and September, Bangladesh endures severe cyclonic storms and some of the most intense monsoonal rains across the globe. Once these weather patterns settle […]
A senior US administration official has revealed that President Donald Trump was entertaining the possibility of invading Venezuela in late 2017. According to the Associated Press, Trump stunned his aides at an August 10th meeting when he asked them about taking military action against Nicolás Maduro’s Venezuela. Those present took […]
Venezuela is about to collapse. The country is deeply divided between those who support the revolution and the opposition that wants to overthrow Nicolas Maduro, who inherited the power from Hugo Chavez, and change the destiny of the country. The profound economic crisis and the shortage of basic goods have […]
As Venezuela sinks deeper into political crisis, its population of 31 million is suffering. Given the severe state of affairs in the South American nation, and the increasingly unlikely prospect of peaceful resolution, international community ask the question: is outside intervention needed?
On March 30, Venezuela’s Supreme Court magistrates, aligned with Socialist President Nicolas Maduro, ruled that it would have to take-over the opposition-led Congress legislative power. The ruling effectively dissolved the elected legislature and signed the tipping point of a political and economic crisis, which has consumed the oil-rich nation since […]
In accordance with the reports by Al Jazeera, Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world, but has gradually turned into the poorest performer in the region, concerning the growth of GDP per capita.