Singapore Gay Sex Ban: Court Rejects Appeals To Overturn Law

On March 30th, 2020, a bid to overturn a law that criminalizes gay sex in Singapore was dismissed by the country’s High Court. Three gay men, a doctor, a DJ, and an LGBT rights advocate challenged the court in order to prove the unconstitutionality of the law. However, the High […]

Secretary-General Reiterates Appeal for Global Ceasefire

In a public statement by Secretary-General of the UN, António Guterres, on March 23rd, states and non-state actors around the world were called upon to lay down their arms in the face of the growing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Before a sombre international press conference, he declared, “The virus does not care […]

Civilian Suffering In Chad’s War Against Boko Haram

The Chadian army has declared the Lake Chad borderlands a warzone following the deadly Boko Haram attack which killed an estimated 100 soldiers stationed in the region last week. There are widespread concerns that civilians will be hit hardest by the violence. Conflict in the African Sahel region has already […]

Colombia’s ELN Rebels Agree To A Ceasefire Due To COVID-19

In the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels in Colombia have agreed to a month-long unilateral ceasefire. The ceasefire was implemented on April 1st and is set to last until April 30th. The ELN rebels have called it a “humanitarian gesture” to the Colombian people […]

Coronavirus – Spare A Thought For Syria

As Syria begins to officially register its first Covid-19 fatalities, how long before an already gargantuan humanitarian tragedy plumbs new depths? The Syrian health ministry reported the loss of one woman on Sunday 29 March, with a further fatality the following day. To date there have been around two dozen […]

Can Singapore’s Response To Covid-19 Still Be An Example For The World? 1

On 3 April 2020, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addressed the nation in English, Mandarin Chinese, and Malay, through a livestream on his social media platforms. In his address, Prime Minister Lee commended Singaporeans for their calm and responsible behaviour thus far, but also expressed concern regarding the escalation […]

Middle East, North Africa Particularly At-Risk Due To COVID-19

On Thursday the 2nd of April, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Middle Eastern governments that they must at quickly to limit the spread of COVID-19. On March 26, when the global number of COVID-19 cases passed one million, the total number of cases in the Middle East and North […]

The Saudi-UAE Coalition Launched Airstrikes In Sanaa

  The Saudi-UAE coalition launched multiple airstrikes in Sanaa on Monday, following their interception of two Houthi ballistic missiles aimed at southern Yemen and Riyadh on Saturday. Al Jazeera news stated this conflict is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in the eyes of the U.N.   Residents detailed the moment of the attack, where […]