Three Attacks in Three Hours

On Friday 26th June 2015, more than 60 people were killed across three continents in separate attacks. On the day, wires began circulating information of a beheading in France. As information spread of the presence of an “Islamic” flag at the scene, reports began to filter through from Tunisia, and then Kuwait. In Tunisia, a…

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Ramadan 2015

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is set to begin on the 18th of June 2015, and will continue until 17th July 2015. However, the dates may fluctuate due to the siting of the moon. Special precaution should be taken during this time, and a need for increased cultural sensitivity is needed. In some Muslim-Majority…

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Turkish Elections – What’s Next?

On the 7th June 2015, the Turkish electorate took to the polls in the highly contested parliamentary elections. Many analysts described the election as “a mandate on Erdogan” referring to President Erdogan’s alleged grip on power. However, the results came as a surprise for many, which the ruling AKP Party failing to secure an absolute…

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Nepal Earthquake Brief

On 25th April 2015, a 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal roughly 50 miles from the capital of Kathmandu. As it stands, up to 5,000 have been confirmed killed and thousands remain missing. There is thought to be extensive damage of infrastructure across the country, and aid agencies are finding it increasingly difficult to access those affected.…

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Nigeria – After the Election

In March 2015, the delayed Presidential and parliamentary elections took place in Nigeria, with Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC) successfully defeating Goodluck Jonathan with 53% of the vote. On the 11th of April further Governorship Elections are due to take place, and staunch security measures remain in place until the election period…

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Iraq Update – June 2014

RECENT SUMMARY OF EVENTS ISIS forces advanced on Mosul for almost a week and on the night of 9 June 2014, in cooperation with Sunni militants loyal to the former Ba’ath government and anti-government tribes, took control of most of the city. Around 1,300 armed fighters seized the Nineveh Province government offices, army facilities, and…

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