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Afghan Peace Talks Renewed With Reduction In Violence Agreement

On Friday the 21st of February a seven-day reduction in violence (RIV) was instigated between the U.S. and the Taliban in Afghanistan. The RIV will see both parties intend to reduce violence towards each other. This is the first step in renewed peace talks which aim to develop a peace […]

Afghan Peace Talks Renewed With Reduction In Violence Agreement

No More Escamilla, No More Femicide

No More Escamilla, No More Femicide

Hundreds of people holding the slogan “not one more murder” gathered in front of the National Palace in Mexico City over the last few days, to protest against the murder of a young woman on the 9th February, 2020. Ingrid Escamilla, a 25-year-old girl, was killed brutally by her partner. […]


12 Arrested In Germany In Extreme-Right Plot To Destabilise Social Order

On Friday 14th February, police in Germany arrested twelve German citizens allegedly belonging to a far-right extremist terrorist cell. The media are referring to the group as ‘Der Harte Kern’ (The Hard Core) after the name of one of its group chats, as revealed by Welt am Sonntag newspaper. The […]

12 Arrested In Germany In Extreme-Right Plot To Destabilise Social Order

The Crypto AG Scandal And The Question Of Swiss Neutrality

The Crypto AG Scandal And The Question Of Swiss Neutrality 1

On the 11 February 2020, the Washington Post published an extensive article revealing the Crypto AG Scandal. The article damningly exposes the way in which the Swiss encryption company Crypto AG was co-opted by the CIA for decades. The spy agency coerced the company’s founder into working for them in […]


Rise Of Right-Wing Extremism In Germany

On 19 February, a horrific act of right-wing extremism cost nine people their lives in a racially motivated attack. At around 10 p.m. on Wednesday in the West German town of Hanau, Tobias Rathjen entered a Turkish bar and began opening fire on the locals who were seated inside, enjoying […]

Rise Of Right-Wing Extremism In Germany

Human Rights Activist Detained And Tortured Upon Return To Egypt

Human Rights Activist Detained And Tortured Upon Return To Egypt

On Friday, 7 February, Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) researcher Patrick George Zaki was detained at Cairo airport on his return home from Bologna, Italy, where he was studying for a postgraduate degree in Gender and Human Rights. EIPR, one of Egypt’s leading human rights organizations, reported that Zaki […]


Voting Machine Glitch Leads To Vote Suspension In Dominican Republic

Earlier this week, the Dominican Republic suspended municipal elections four hours after the commencement of voting. Officials enacted this suspension after discovering a problem with the electronic voting system. At this time, election officials are still investigating what caused the glitch with the system. The country opted to hold a […]

Voting Machine Glitch Leads To Vote Suspension In Dominican Republic

Homelessness Among U.S. School Children Is The Highest In More Than A Decade: Is This Trend Set To Continue?

Homelessness Among U.S. School Children Is The Highest In More Than A Decade: Is This Trend Set To Continue?

The number of homeless school children in the U.S. has reached its highest level in a decade, as reported by a study from the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE). The study, released on 29 January 2020, showed that more than 1.5 million public school students experienced homelessness in the […]


The Torture And Murder Of A Seven-Year-Old Girl Triggers Anger In Mexico

On 11 February, a seven-year-old girl was reported missing. According to the prosecutor’s investigation, an unidentified woman picked up the girl from school on before her mother arrived to pick her up, but she did not find her there. Security cameras in the street that have been examined by the […]

The Torture And Murder Of A Seven-Year-Old Girl Triggers Anger In Mexico

Georgian Opposition Leader Sentenced To Three More Years In Prison

Georgian Opposition Leader Sentenced To Three More Years In Prison

On February 10th, an opposition politician from the European Georgia Party, Gigi Ugulava, was sentenced to three years and two months in prison by the Supreme Court of Georgia. The Supreme Court found Ugulava guilty for misspending 48 million Georgian Lira (GEL) while serving as the mayor of Tbilis. Georgia […]