ISIS Militants Break Out Of Syrian Prison Amid Turkish Bombing

A spokesman for Syrian Democratic Forces in northern Syria said that five ISIS members have broken out of prison in Qamishli city yesterday due to Turkish bombing nearby. Concurrently, women who were previously affiliated with ISIS at the Al Hol camp began an uprising where they attacked security forces with […]

21 Rohingya Adults, As Well As Children, Detained Amidst Myanmar Crisis

Recently, Myanmar’s authorities imprisoned 21 Rohingya and they inhumanely detained children. Human Rights Watch’s Asia director, Brad Adams, explains the main reason by saying, “These 30 men, women, and children are being punished for simply seeking an escape from the daily brutality they’ve been subjected to for years.” The Myanmar […]

Student Killing Sparks Protests in Bangladesh

On Monday, 21-year-old Abrar Fahad, a student at the Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology (BUET), was tortured and killed over his Facebook post critiquing Bangladesh’s recent water-sharing agreement with India. Several members of the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) – a student political organization loyal to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and […]

Trump Announces Troop Withdrawal From Northern Syria

On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump declared that almost all American forces currently stationed in northern Syria to help combat the Islamic State are to be withdrawn, as Turkish forces prepare to take on the responsibility, according to the Boston Globe. This has elicited numerous protests from within the United […]

Iraq Death Toll Reaches 65 As Protests Continue

At least 65 people have now been killed during violent anti-government protests taking place across Iraq, according to Reuters. The rallies have spread rapidly across the country, since spontaneous demonstrations erupted in Baghdad last Tuesday. The unrest has been met with a fierce response from the Iraqi security forces, with […]

Police March In Display Of Power In Hong Kong

Police in Hong Kong took to the streets in a sign of brute force on Monday in areas hit most heavily by recent protests. Rather than police being confronted by bands of protesters, they were rather mocked by spectators, who also cheered on protesters. Hong Kong police took to the […]

Turkey Begins Offensive In North East Syria

Today, Turkey’s military has launched an offensive in North East Syria to secure the Turkish border by removing Kurdish-led forces. This is part of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s plans to implement a ‘safe zone’ along the Turkish-Syrian border in an effort to provide housing for the 3.6 million Syrian […]