Amid the growing political crisis in Burundi, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all those involved “to exercise calm and restraint” in dealing with the situation. Following the April 26th announcement from the country’s ruling political party that President Pierre Nkurunziza would run for an unconstitutional third term …Read More »
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As the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 continues, search crews have come across the remains of a shipwreck, scattered over the ocean floor more than 1000 km from the coast of Western Australia. Flight MH370, which disappeared mysteriously on March 8th, 2014 on a flight from Kuala …Read More »
Hollande calls for an end to US trade embargo and supports strengthened economic ties with the island nation French president François Hollande made a stop Monday in Cuba while travelling through the Caribbean on a 5-day tour with ministers and secretaries of state, as well as a number of delegates …Read More »
Another powerful earthquake hit Nepal on Tuesday. At least 35 were killed and more than 1,000 injuries were reported. This came less three weeks after a devastating tremor killed more than 8,000 people in Nepal. The United States Geological Survey stated the quake was of 7.3 magnitude and placed its epicenter nearly …Read More »
The deteriorating security situation in Yemen is leading the country down the path to civil war, putting millions of civilians in danger. These risks are not limited to Yemeni civilians, as the Bangladeshi foreign ministry has today confirmed the deaths of two Bangladeshi foreign workers. The workers were employed on …Read More »
UK Green Party Politicians Campaign for Electoral Reform in the Wake of Disappointing Election Results Following the May 7th British general election, the leader of the UK Green Party – Natalie Bennett – is getting vocal about condemning the first-past-the-post electoral system which delivered the Green Party only one seat …Read More »
Human trafficking has long been an endemic problem in Southeast Asia, as witnessed by the recent discovery of over 1600 Rohingyas and Bangladeshis packed into boats off the Indonesian coast. These migrants were seeking to escape their native countries in the pursuit of better lives in Thailand and Indonesia. Having …Read More »
In the face of serious problems regarding migrants traversing the Mediterranean, the EU has appealed to the United Nations Security Council to sanction European efforts to counter the issue. Specifically, the EU is seeking to implement an interdiction and denial program for migrant vessels. Rescued migrants will not be repatriated …Read More »