Vietnamese Children as Young as 12 Found Hidden in a Refrigerated Lorry

Sumayyah Daisy Lane, BA History Twenty-one migrants thought to be from Vietnam were found inside a refrigerated lorry entering the UK. The group included eleven children, some as young as twelve, and ten adults. The lorry, transporting crates of sparkling water which hid the group, was discovered at the port of Newhaven in Sussex. The […]

Jamal Khashoggi Murdered at Saudi Consulate

Sumayyah Daisy Lane, BA History Five Saudi officials are currently facing the death penalty for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist, was murdered during a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd, 2018. Formerly loyal to Saudi Arabia’s royal family, Khashoggi fell out of favour and moved […]

The Whole World is Asking: ‘’Where is Asia Bibi?’’

Sara Komaiszko, MA Media in Development Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman convicted for blasphemy, was acquitted last month by Pakistan’s Supreme Court. The joy over her regained freedom lasted less than 24 hours. Her release caused violent protests on the streets of Islamabad, Lahore and other Pakistani cities, by Muslim communities, with some even […]

The Camp Fire Rages On

Holly Sampson, BA Middle Eastern Studies and World Philosophies  With 83 confirmed dead and more than 500 people missing, Northern California is facing one of the worst outbreaks of wildfires in recent history. Since November 8th there has been an upsurge of fires across California. The largest and most destructive of which has taken place […]

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Long Disputed Keystone Pipeline Project to Halt After Judge’s Ruling After Obama’s rejection of the project in 2015, widely acclaimed as a major step in the USA’s role in curbing climate change, Trump, two days into his term in office, overturned his predecessor’s decision and started dismantling his climate policies by resurrecting the project. The […]