Somalia: Al-Shabaab Attacks African Union Base In Janale

Al-Shabaab insurgents Tuesday at dawn attacked an African Union base, entering the structure. Sources confirmed that the militants, in battle against the Somali central authorities, targeted the Janale base, around 80km south-west of Mogadishu, in the Lower Shabelle region. Local witnesses said they heard a loud explosion near the entrance of the base, run by … Continue reading Somalia: Al-Shabaab Attacks African Union Base In Janale

Sri Lanka: Sirisena Urges MPs To End Politics Of Conflict

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena called on all political parties to end politics of conflict and extend a helping hand to strengthen the politics of consociation initiated by the government. Pointing out that one major national party ruled the country for 35 years and the other main party ruled for 32 years, Sirisena urged all … Continue reading Sri Lanka: Sirisena Urges MPs To End Politics Of Conflict

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

What’s Wrong With Police In America – OpEd

Americans got a glimpse of what policing is like in a more humane and civilized society last year when four young Swedish cops, on vacation in New York City and riding on a subway, found themselves faced with a bloody fight in the aisle by two angry black men. A subway car full of New … Continue reading What’s Wrong With Police In America – OpEd

Switzerland: Racism Commission Sees Risks Ahead Of Federal Elections

By John Heilprin A Swiss federal commission is warning of a dangerous rise in hate speech stemming from debate over the nation’s immigration and asylum policies as federal elections near in October. The Federal Commission against Racism said on Monday it finds “a hardening tone” and risk of increasing “stigmatising speech and hate messages” related … Continue reading Switzerland: Racism Commission Sees Risks Ahead Of Federal Elections