Africa, Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, Life
Asia-Pacific, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Opinion, Politics, Editor's Choice
The Boko Haram insurgency came to global attention in 2014 when over 200 school girls were reported to be kidnapped by the terrorists. The girls who were in school preparing for a test were attacked at midnight by armed militia who then forced them on to trucks and ferried them away into their forest hideouts. A great public outcry followed with many pointing fingers at the government’s incompetence in providing security.
Human Rights, Life, Opinion, World
The politics of the Middle East have stirred once again as the (former) Prime Minister of Lebanon; Saad al Hariri, resigned from office during his urgent visit to Saudi Arabia. He cited potential threats to his life. Hariri’s resignation effectively plunges the country into political crisis. He blamed Iran-backed Hezbollah, his partners in government, for plotting his assassination.
Rastafari is known for its outlook of being humble, kind and fair to all. However, modern society has caught up to Rastafari practices, and some of their traditions have now been perceived as questionable.
Asia-Pacific, Human Rights, Opinion, World, Editor's Choice
When the word Rastafari is brought up, people tend to think about the dreadlocks that are associated with the religion (even though many Rasta believers do not even consider it a religion). Others may also assume Rastafari is about smoking weed all day and listening to Bob Marley.
Human Rights, Life, World
Oceania has an appalling LGBTQ rights record, and it is one that you never hear about. The region is often overlooked in regards to its human rights record, with the mainstream media preferring report on the natural beauty and splendor of the continent rather than it’s downfalls of inequality.
Asia-Pacific, Saudi Arabia
Besides sounding like the next issue of an X-Men comic book, this crusade has gained traction as a result of the Ex-Gay movement, which, as the name implies, involves people believing that changing gay sexual orientation is possible.
Asia-Pacific, Myanmar, Human Rights, Politics, World
It’s official: King Salman has officially announced that women will be allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia for the first time ever, but not until June 2018. This proclamation is will not be put into effect until June of next year, and in the meantime they will have to still be chaperoned by a mahram; a male relative.
Asia-Pacific, India, Life
The Rohingya Muslims are the people of the Rakhine state of Mayanmar (Burma) who are, historically, known to have set foot in the Burmese land, mainly the Rakhine state, in the 8th century for the purposes of trading and religious preaching.
Life, Politics, World
“Punish us if you want, but triple talaq will remain valid in India”, The Jamiat Ulama-i Hind, the leading Islamic Organization in India, proclaimed after the Supreme Court’s Ban on triple talaq. Challenging the 1400-year-old practice, the Muslim Women’s quest for equality filed seven petitions including one by a woman who was divorced through WhatsApp.
Whether it is a scandalous scene, a reference to homosexuality or even a discussion of radical ideas, people have fought court cases to ban some of the world’s most famous books.