Britain’s foreign policy threatens its national security. It’s time to reform it

“Blowback”. A term used to describe the costs and consequences of a government’s actions. A term that perfectly illustrates Britain’s harmful role on the world stage – particularly in the arms industry, and how this in turn endangers the nation. Many observers have depicted Britain’s foreign policy as promoting justice worldwide. Robin Cook, foreign secretary… Read More Britain’s foreign policy threatens its national security. It’s time to reform it

Gaza: Over 1 million children in ‘unlivable’ circumstances

Over a million children in Gaza are living in impoverished circumstances due to electricity shortages, causing problems for public health and education, warned Save the Children on Tuesday. The international NGO says Israel’s ongoing land, air and sea blockade of Gaza, which has been in place since 2007, is the primary cause of the electricity… Read More Gaza: Over 1 million children in ‘unlivable’ circumstances

Migrant boat collapses near Tunisia, killing 120: survivor

  A migrant vessel destined for Italy collapsed near the Tunisian shore on Thursday, killing dozens of passengers, according to the Tunisian Red Crescent. The organisation, which has conducted many rescue missions, said the boat set sail from the Libyan coastal town of Zuwara. Around 120 passengers were reportedly on board. Shamseddine Marzouq, a Red… Read More Migrant boat collapses near Tunisia, killing 120: survivor

‘No childhood anymore’: Raqqa’s kids haunted by IS rule, coalition bombings

As the offensive on Raqqa intensifies, stories of the horrors that civilians, especially children, have endured under Islamic State rule are emerging. The Islamic State group seized Raqqa in January 2014, and the city is now besieged by US and Syrian Democratic Forces coalition troops. Recent air strikes reported to have killed dozens of civilians increases the… Read More ‘No childhood anymore’: Raqqa’s kids haunted by IS rule, coalition bombings

Gaza living conditions constitute humanitarian emergency, NGO says

Living conditions in Gaza have declined to their lowest ebb outside of war time, Medical Aid for Palestinians said on Thursday, describing the situation in the coastal strip a “humanitarian emergency.” The Israeli blockade since 2007 has restricted the electricity flow, which damages vital infrastructure, the statement says. Water treatment and desalination plants cannot function… Read More Gaza living conditions constitute humanitarian emergency, NGO says

Humanitarian crisis looms in shadow of Tal Afar battle

Iraqi forces have made gains in their efforts to retake Tal Afar, yet civilians within the city are suffering as a humanitarian crisis emerges from the conflict.  The Islamic State group captured Tal Afar in 2014, but the US-supported campaign to rout them has pushed them into the confines of the city centre.  Concerns about endangering… Read More Humanitarian crisis looms in shadow of Tal Afar battle

Red Cross slams conditions of displaced Syrians

As the fighting in Raqqa and Deir ez-Zour intensifies, with both the US-backed SDF and the Syrian Army closing in on Islamic State group positions, thousands of Syrians are being displaced. Many are fleeing the conflict zones and forming temporary camps in nearby areas. Yet while attempting to escape danger, these refugees still find themselves… Read More Red Cross slams conditions of displaced Syrians