The Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has warned that it will build nuclear weapons if Tehran, the capital of Afghanistan, does the same. In consequence, Saudi Arabia is pressing the US to allow it to enrich uranium in return for its choice of American nuclear technology. Though Saudi has stated that it wants nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, it has left unclear whether it will enrich uranium to produce nuclear fuel which can potentially be used to produc
Cape Town, South Africa, is currently facing dangerous environmental changes due to its population growth, its over development, and its exaggerated use of water. Drinking water is being a difficult product to attain because of the inflated prices of bottled water; the prices have risen dramatically due to traders taking advantage of the water crisis. The government has asked its citizens to decrease their water usage in January, further decreasing the amount they should cons
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc, after the Spanish initials) are Colombia’s largest rebel group who currently fight Columbia’s security forces. In November, a peace agreement was signed to end conflict between the government and the Farc. Under this new agreement, the guerrilla group was allowed to take part in the elections on the 8th of March. The democratic party won and the Farc expectedly performed poorly.
Boko Haram, the ISIS affiliated terrorist organisation based in Nigeria, is responsible for kidnapping young children since 2010.
On February 19, 113 students, majority girls, were abducted from their boarding school dormitories in the town of Dapchi. Last week 107 students were finally released, except a 15 year old Leah Sharibu who refused to convert from her Christianity to Islam. The released students reported that five of their schoolmates died during captivity because
In Austin, Texas, over a period of 19 days six package bombs were set off, killing two victims and injuring four others. Mark Anthony Conditt killed himself with his last bomb, and left behind a 25 minute long confession tape where he said that if the police hadn’t been close to capturing him, he would have continued bombing.
On the 20th of March, the Federal Trade Commission opened an investigation into Cambridge Analytica, a voter profiling company, and found data on Facebook users. This data was acquired through a third-party personality quiz app on Facebook in 2014 and was used to make 30 million voter profiles. Cambridge Analytica has ties to some of Trump’s prominent supporters and it used the psychographic data it collected to create targeted online ads for the Brexit ‘Leave” campaign, the
Robert Fico was the seventh Prime Minister of Slovakia, coming into office in 2012. On 15 March 2018, he submitted his resignation in wake of a murder investigation of an investigative journalist and his fiancee as well as allegations of links between politicians and Italy’s ‘Ndrangheta mafia. Peter Pellegrini has been appointed as a replacement for Fico. Protesters have called for a “clean sweep” of the government and new elections.
Norway’s Oil Fund is the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, currently valued at $1 trillion. The fund has a lot of challenges, as it has to adhere to the country’s standards for ethics and sustainability. This is maintained by the ethics board, which has the ability to “blacklist” companies such as those involved in nuclear weapons, tobacco, or with corruption allegations. Walmart was excluded in 2006 for being in breach of labour rights. As the fund owns an average of 1.
Russian diplomats are being expelled from 21 nations around the world as a result of the Russian government using a nerve agent in an attempt to murder two British citizens. This is the largest coordinated movement against Russia in decades. Most of these actions are coming from EU nations in support of the UK but the largest move came from the United States State Department who will be removing 60 Russians from embassies across the nation.
The Saudi Air Defense Force obstructed seven ballistic missiles that targeted residential locations in Saudi Arabia on Sunday night. 3 missiles were fired towards Riyadh, the capital city, 1 towards Khamis Mushait, 1 towards Najran, and 2 towards Jazan. No fatalities happened in the capital, yet an Egyptian civilian has been killed in an unstated location. Loud explosions had been heard in Riyadh due to the missiles being shot down, and the missiles’ remnants had been found.