Conflict update: December 21 2016

Israel-Palestine The UN Security Council will vote tomorrow on a resolution, authored by Egypt, demanding a stop to the construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. This will not be the first time the Security Council has taken up the issue of Israel’s illegal, slow-rolling annexation of occupied Palestinian territory, and… Continue reading Conflict update: December 21 2016

Conflict update: December 20 2016

Germany The death toll from yesterday’s truck attack in Berlin is now up to 12, and ISIS has claimed responsibility. Their statement used language that the terror group typically uses to describe “inspired”/”lone wolf” attacks for which it later claims credit. To make matters worse, the man who was arrested last night on the belief… Continue reading Conflict update: December 20 2016

Conflict update, December 19 2016

Turkey Obviously the Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov’s assassination in Ankara was the big story of the day, but I don’t have anything more to say about it right now so, uh, let’s move on? Syria I haven’t been able to keep up with this feature the past couple of days, which is probably for the… Continue reading Conflict update, December 19 2016

It was a bad day all around

We’ve learned a bit more about the man who assassinated the Russian ambassador to Turkey since the last time I was able to post. He was apparently an off-duty Ankara police officer named Mevlut Mert Altıntaş, who shouted “God is great!” and “don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria!” during the attack. I have to say… Continue reading It was a bad day all around