Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Category: Humanitarian

Banned 21 Years Ago, Chemical Attacks Go Unchecked

Banned 21 Years Ago, Chemical Attacks Go Unchecked

Sweeping US sanctions imposed on Russia last week as punishment for the Salisbury nerve agent attack help maintain the comforting impression of an international community united in its determination to prevent the use of chemical weapons. Airstrikes by US, British and French forces on Syrian regime targets after April’s chlorine gas atrocity in Douma

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The Philippines, Asia's Most Dangerous Country For Environmental Defenders

The Philippines, Asia’s Most Dangerous Country For Environmental Defenders

Filipino activists are paying the price for defending the environment with their lives. A 2017 Global Witness report released on Tuesday revealed that the archipelago is the most dangerous country in Asia for environment defenders, with 48 killings recorded last year—a 71 per cent rise on 2016. The Philippines ranks second in the world

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Myanmar's Extensive And Systematic Preparations For Rohingya Atrocities

Myanmar’s Extensive And Systematic Preparations For Rohingya Atrocities

Authorities in Myanmar made preparations for attacks against the Rohingya with “genocidal intent” in the weeks before last year’s purge, a rights watchdog has claimed. A report by Fortify Rights, a Bangkok-based organisation, alleges that officials carefully planned a systematic assault on the Rohingya community. Rohingya militants provided an opportunity for attack when

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All About A Nuclear War

All About A Nuclear War

Nuclear weapons are the most dangerous weapons on earth. One can destroy a whole city, potentially killing millions, and jeopardising the natural environment and lives of future generations through its long-term catastrophic effects. The dangers from such weapons arise from their very existence. Although nuclear weapons have only been used twice in warfare—in

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Global Religious Freedom Takes Its Biggest Hit In Over A Decade

Global Religious Freedom Takes Its Biggest Hit In Over A Decade

Christians around the world face mounting political and social pressure over their beliefs, as government restrictions, nationalist parties, and harassment aimed at minority faiths continues on a global upswing. Religious antagonism saw its biggest surge in over a decade in 2016, with the world’s two biggest faith groups—Christians and Muslims—ranking

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Chatham House 2018 Risks And Opportunities In International Affairs

Chatham House: 2018 Risks And Opportunities In International Affairs

There is a sense that the established order in global affairs is shifting. The rules, norms and institutions that have governed state-to-state relations and international policymaking for decades are being challenged by phenomena that include diminished US leadership, a more assertive China, political populism and technological change. The ‘destination’ remains

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