Author Archives: Callesya Lovely

Andrzej Duda, Polish President, Vetoes Controversial Media Law

  Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, rejected a disputed media ownership law that was considered to be meant to suppress a US-owned TV station that is critical of the government.   Foreign corporations have had too much power over Polish media, according to the ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS). As a result, the PiS…

US Sends Two Senior Diplomats to Defend Afghan Women’s Rights

US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has appointed Rina Amiri as a senior diplomat to defend Afghan women and girls’ rights on Wednesday. This is due to the Taliban government strictly limiting women’s rights for education, travel, and employment. For two decades, Amiri has been advising the UN, governments, and other think tanks on Afghanistan…

Indonesia Decided to Accept Stranded Rohingya Refugees

After being urged by the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), Indonesia decided to allow a boat carrying Rohingya refugees to dock at the Bireuen waters, Aceh. Previously, the government officials said that they would only provide humanitarian aid to the refugees, not allowing them to seek refuge in the country. Deputy V for…

42 Omicron Patients in Indonesia Have Been Fully Vaccinated

In a virtual press conference on Thursday, December 16th, 2021, Indonesia’s Minister of Health (Menkes) Budi Gunadi Sadikin announced that Indonesia reported the first Omicron case in its country. The first omicron patient turned out to be a janitor at the Wisma Atlet Hospital, North Jakarta. Since thereon, Indonesia has recorded 68 Omicron cases.  Surprisingly,…

Myanmar Celebrity Paing Takhon Jailed for Three Years for Partaking in Mass Protests

As the international community is aware, Myanmar’s military junta seized Aung San Suu Kyi’s power after claiming election fraud. Since then, the junta has denied the political rights of the Burmese and there has been excessive use of force by the authorities to quell protesters.  Paing Takhon, Myanmar’s famous model and actor is jailed for…

Indonesia Will Send Back a Boat Carrying Rohingya Refugees

A boat carrying more than 100 Rohingya refugees arrived 112 kilometres from the coast of Bireuen waters, Aceh. It was first seen on Sunday adrift in the sea, according to a UNHCR press statement. However, despite promising to help repair the stranded boat and provide humanitarian aid, Indonesia will not allow the Rohingya refugees to…

Canadians MP Vote To Ban “Conversion Therapy”

  Canada’s House of Commons voted unanimously to ban the controversial “LGBT conversion therapy”. Under the legislation, it will be illegal to force a child or anyone to undergo conversion therapy without their consent or will.    The Liberal Party of Canada led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau proposed the measure and its passage prompted…

Virgil Abloh: LV Artistic Director and Off-White Founder Passed Away at 41

Virgil Abloh, the high-end fashion brand, Louis Vuitton, artistic director and menswear designer and the founder of the Off-White fashion label, died from his private battle with cancer at age 41 on Sunday, November 28th.  A statement on his Instagram page described him as a “fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother, and friend”. Abloh was…

Xi Jinping pledges to give a billion dose of vaccines to Africa amid the threat of Omicron

Chinese President, Xi Jinping, announced that China will supply another 1 billion doses of vaccines to African countries over the next three years. The announcement was made amid the shocking news that the continent detected the emergence of a new and potentially more transmissible and dangerous Covid-19 variant – the Omicron. Xi stated that 600…

Travel Agencies Experience Rising Demand on Thanksgiving

As the Thanksgiving holiday is approaching, airports and travel agencies throughout the US are currently busy, rife with millions of Americans who traveled to visit loved ones. The travel industry usually receives a high demand near holidays, especially during Thanksgiving. Since the pandemic, people are encouraged to work from home. Thus, allowing many people to…

President Jokowi Appreciates Teachers’ Dedication during Pandemic on National Teachers Day

President Joko Widodo, commonly known as Jokowi, appreciates teachers’ struggle during the pandemic. He conveys his appreciation to commemorate National Teachers Day. He expects teachers to continuously come up with new ways of teaching to ensure that Indonesia’s education is still going on despite the pandemic.      President Jokowi tweeted on his Twitter, “Almost…

India Has Jailed Khurram Parvez, a Kashmiri Rights Activist under the Anti-Terrorism Law

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested an eminent Kashmiri human rights activist, Khurram Parvez, after raiding his house and office in an Indian-administered Kashmir. Parvez is arrested under the draconian anti-terrorism law which makes it impossible for him to get bail. The law accuses him of “terror-funding” and “conspiracy”. He is yet to give…

New Zealand Reopens to International Tourists

New Zealand Government said that the country will keep its borders closed to most international travelers for the next five months. Along with its geographic isolation, the South Pacific country enforces some of the tightest pandemic restrictions among the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) nations. The tight restrictions are aimed to limit the…

Germany Debates On Compulsory Vaccination Amid Rising Cases

Amid rising cases and low inoculation rates, German politicians are currently debating on whether to make the COVID-19 vaccinations compulsory for citizens as an effort to reduce the active cases.    On Sunday, some members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc said that “Federal and state governments should introduce compulsory vaccinations soon as other efforts…

45 People Killed In Bulgaria Bus Crash

Around 45 people, including 12 children died as a bus that carries mostly North Macedonian tourists crashed in flames on a highway in western Bulgaria on Tuesday. The horrible accident took place on Struma highway around 45 km (28 miles) west of Sofia around 2:00 a.m. (0000 GMT). North Macedonian Foreign Minister, Bujar Osmani, said…

Ushering New Normal, Australia Begins to Ease COVID Restrictions

As dual-dose inoculations reached almost 90% in Victoria, a state that is home to Melbourne, the government decided to ease the Covid- 19 restrictions and shift its strategy to living with the coronavirus. Melbourne’s pubs and cafes can have unlimited patrons from Thursday night, while stadiums can return to full capacity.  “Your life will be…

India Closes Schools and Colleges as Air Pollution Worsens

Indian authorities in the capital, Delhi, and some neighboring states have closed all schools and colleges starting from Wednesday amid the worsening levels of air pollution. According to BBC News, construction work is also banned until 21 November but an exception has been made for transport and defense-related projects. Only five out of 11 coal-based power…

South Africa Declares Four-Day National Mourning in Honour of Last White President de Klerk

In honor of the country’s last white president, Frederick de Klerk, who passed away on November 11 at 85, South Africa declared four days of national mourning. Frederick de Klerk remains a controversial figure in the country despite his role in dismantling the apartheid system. He received a Nobel Peace Prize along with Mandela in…