5 years of the Syrian civil war

5 years of the Syrian civil war

It’s been 5 years since the Syrian civil war began, despite it can no longer be called “civil”. Figures got out of hands and are no precise enough to show the size of the conflict between governmental forces, rebels, terroristic groups and foreign military. The United Nations estimates that 250,000 people were killed and over a

Meet Htin Kyaw, Myanmar’s new president

Meet Htin Kyaw, Myanmar’s new president

The new president of Myanmar is Htin Kyaw, Aung San Suu Kyi’s closest aide. His nomination was announced by the Lady’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party on the 10th of March, and his appointment confirmed by the parliament on Tuesday the 15th of March. The Myanmar presidential election The NLD, which gained absolute majority in

Ivory Coast, 15 civilians and 3 soldiers killed in terrorist attack

Ivory Coast, 15 civilians and 3 soldiers killed in terrorist attack

The sunny and tourist-filled beaches of southern Ivory Coast turned into a setting of atrocity and death on the 13th of March. Militants dressed in black and wearing balaclavas opened fire on beachgoers, killing 18 people before being stopped and killed by security forces. Among the victims were 3 members of the special forces and 15

Sophocles-inspired parks pave the way for a more sustainable Athens

Sophocles-inspired parks pave the way for a more sustainable Athens

Sustainable cities are a rather ambitious idea. Challenges such as little space, few green areas and pollution seem difficult to deal with. Even more so for a city like Athens, Greece’s capital, in a state of economic crisis. However, challenges aren’t insurmountable: even small-scale interventions such as pocket parks can create significant local impact, inspiring