May 25, 2015
by Taylor Gillan
A Bangladeshi police official on Monday said that Bangladeshi police have arrested two suspected members of the Islamic State (IS) on suspicion that the pair were planning to fight for IS in Syria. According to Sheikh Nazmul Alam, a senior official of the police detective branch, the men were ...[read more]
May 25, 2015
by Brittany Felder
Three Yemeni officials on Sunday said they were notified that the UN-sponsored peace conference designed to establish peace in Yemen has been indefinitely postponed. The conference was scheduled to begin on Thursday, and no new date has been set. Sultan al-Atwani, an aide to exiled President Abd- ...[read more]
May 25, 2015
by Brittany Felder
United Nations Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag on Monday, urged leaders in Lebanon to end their political divisions in order to pick a new president, warning that the year-long debate over the matter had "undermined Lebanon's ability to address the growing security, economic and social challenges ...[read more]
May 25, 2015
by Taylor Gillan
Rights groups on Monday criticized Myanmar's newly signed birth-spacing law, which requires some mothers to space the births of their children three years apart. The law, signed by Myanmar President Thein Sein on Saturday, was represented by the government as a healthcare bill intended to bring ...[read more]
May 24, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday expressed disappointment in the inability of Member States to reach an agreement on a nuclear non-proliferation treaty, according to a UN spokesperson. The spokesperson released a statement at the conclusion of the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties ...[read more]
May 24, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
The government of Peru on Saturday declared a two-month period of martial law in the southern state of Arequipa where residents are protesting the construction of a copper mine. Being under martial law allows police to enter homes without search warrants, as well as to break up protests and ...[read more]
May 24, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
Myanmar President Thein Sein on Saturday signed into law a bill requiring some mothers to space the births of their children three years apart. The Population Control Health Care bill, passed by parliament last month, allows authorities the power to implement "birth-spacing" in areas with high ...[read more]
May 24, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
Russian President Vladmir Putin signed a law on Sunday that allows for foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or firms deemed "undesirable" on national security grounds to be sanctioned and banned from operation within the country. Further, the term undesirable is open to interpretation ...[read more]
May 23, 2015
by Ashley Hogan
On Saturday Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by national referendum. The results showed that 62.1% of voters were in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. The traditionally conservative Catholic country surprised the international community and moved from ...[read more]
May 23, 2015
by Ashley Hogan
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday expressed concern over the human rights issues raised by EUNAVFOR MED, an EU implemented naval operation to identify, capture and destroy boats used by smugglers in the Mediterranean. The Council of the European Union agreed to create the program on Monday ...[read more]

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