Category: World

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How Putin didn’t alarm the enviornment

On March 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual state-of-the-nation speech. The intended audience, however, was not really the Federal Assembly or his electorate; it was actually the West – and more specifically the US. The address almost sounded like one that a North Korea leader would deliver. After a short introduction about economic…

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Netanyahu: Iran is the supreme threat to the area

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister, has labelled Iran “the greatest threat to the world” in his address to the Munich Security Conference in Germany. Comparing Iran to Nazi Germany, Netanyahu said on Sunday that Iran advocates “master faith” just like Nazi Germany used to advocate “master race”. “The commander of the Revolutionary Guard, [Mohammad] Ali…

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Girls folks unite for World Hijab Day

Growing up in the Bronx in New York City with a hijab covering her head, Nazma Khan says she is all too familiar with religious discrimination from a young age. The Bangladesh native migrated to the United States at the age of 11 and was constantly bullied throughout middle and high school. The bullying took…

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Iran’s supreme chief: Saudis betrayed Muslim world

Iran’s supreme leader has said Saudi Arabia’s alignment with the United States and Israel is “certainly a betrayal” of the Muslims. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the remark at a conference attended by parliamentary representatives from Islamic countries on Tuesday in Tehran, according to a statement published on his official website. Discussing the recent US recognition…

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World welcomes 2018

A bride and groom react to their marriage documents during a mass wedding held in celebration of the new year in Jakarta, Indonesia. Hundreds of couples took part in the mass marriage, held by the city government to help those unable to afford an individual wedding. [Dita Alangkara/AP Photo]

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Cosy New Year! Cities through the world welcome 2018

Festivities have begun around the world as revellers cheered the advent of the New Year, with Australia, New Zealand and Japan being some of the first countries to bid farewell to 2017. In the Australian city of Sydney, more than an estimated one million people gathered to watch a spectacular fireworks display in the harbour. About…

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Historical past of the enviornment at year 1 after Trump

The world has endured one complete and completely calamitous year of Donald Trump, the president of the United States – “Mr President”, as Americans reverentially refer to him.  After a tumultuous and deeply divisive presidential campaign, in a free and fair general election, Americans elected a notoriously racist, consistently misogynistic, white supremacist, xenophobic, real estate…

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How Original Year’s Eve is grand around the arena

On the night of December 31, festivities start in cities around the world to celebrate the coming of the New Year. Samoa, Tonga and Kiritimati will be the first places to receive 2018, while the US will be among the last. The celebrations start on December 31 and will go on past midnight into January…

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Protests held across world against US Jerusalem transfer

Thousands of people are protesting in the occupied Palestinian territories and across the world over the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. More than a week after US President Donald Trump announced the decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, anger among Palestinians and their supporters continues to grow.…

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Robert Mugabe resigns: World reaction

The resignation of Robert Mugabe as president of Zimbabwe has resonated across the region and the wider international community. The veteran leader, 93, led his country from independence in 1980 until November 21, 2017. He was the world’s oldest head of state. His departure came days after a surprise military takeover, amid a power struggle within the ruling ZANU-PF’s…