The Hidden War In Yemen – OpEd

The conflict in Yemen is affecting a staggering number of people, and the country’s basic infrastructure is facing total destruction. With every passing day, more problems are being created for the future. By Ahmed Hezam Al-Yemeni* For almost a hundred and thirty days, Yemen has been a battlefield for an international proxy war. Yemenis are … Continue reading The Hidden War In Yemen – OpEd

Colombia-Venezuela: Political And Humanitarian Crisis Due To Border Closure

More than 1,000 Colombian adults and children were expelled from Venezuela after President Nicolas Maduro issued a state of emergency on Aug. 21 and suspended constitutional rights by an extendable 60 days in six municipalities that border Colombia. The move came after three Venezuelan military officers were injured in a clash with smugglers two days … Continue reading Colombia-Venezuela: Political And Humanitarian Crisis Due To Border Closure

Azerbaijan: Conviction Won’t Silence Khadija Ismayilova, Says PEN

The conviction of investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova today is the latest in an effort paint a thin veneer of legal legitimacy on a determined campaign by the Azerbaijan government to silence its critics, PEN American Center said in a statement today. Founded in 1922, PEN American Center is an association of 4,000 US writers working … Continue reading Azerbaijan: Conviction Won’t Silence Khadija Ismayilova, Says PEN

EU To Provide France Financial Aid For Calais Migrant Situation

The European Commission announced Monday financial aid to support France to help address the situation in Calais. European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos visited Calais, alongside French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Minister of Interior Bernard Cazeneuve. During the visit, the Commission welcomed the concrete actions … Continue reading EU To Provide France Financial Aid For Calais Migrant Situation

Burma: Political Parties Ordered Not To Criticize Army

The Burmese election commission should immediately revoke new regulations that prohibit political parties and candidates from criticizing the Burmese military and the constitution on state media, Human Rights Watch said Monday. Curtailing discussion of issues fundamental to Burma’s future violates the right to free expression and deprives the public of the right to information and … Continue reading Burma: Political Parties Ordered Not To Criticize Army