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Trump’s Removal Of U.S. Military Forces From North-eastern Syria: The Implications Of Impulsive Decision-making

Last weekend, President Trump announced that he would retract one thousand troops from north-eastern Syria, where the U.S. military fought ISIL with the Kurdish-run Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) for five years. The retraction welcomes Ankara’s long-planned offensive to set up a thirty-two-kilometre “safe-zone” past Turkey’s shared border with north-eastern Syria, […]

Infamous “Kill The Gays” Bill Resurfaces In Uganda

Legislation that would make homosexual relationships punishable by death has re-emerged in Uganda’s political discourse for the first time since it’s nullification five years ago. International outcry against the “Kill the Gays” bill came in response to Uganda’s Ethics and Integrity Minister Simon Lokodo’s public remarks last Thursday. In a […]

Ecuador Reaches A Deal: Cancel Decree 833 And End of Protests

Indigenous groups and delegates of Ecuador’s government reached an agreement to cancel the austerity package imposed on Sunday. The agreement ended 11 days of violent protests, which damaged greatly the country´s economy, and left more than 1,000 people injured and seven deaths. Thousands of students and Indigenous protesters cleaned up […]

High Court In Belfast Rules Against Northern Ireland’s Strict Abortion Law

On the 3rd October, the High Court in Belfast ruled that Northern Ireland’s current abortion legislation was in breach of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR). The case was brought forward by Sarah Ewart who suffered the ordeal of having to travel to England from Northern Ireland in order […]