While Ukraine, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, and Afghanistan dominate the news cycle, conflicts rage across the globe with little or no media coverage. These are the wars that aren’t being covered by Western media outlets.
Rebels from the Houthi tribe are battling Yemeni forces and Hashid tribesmen allied to the government. The fighting, primarily in the northern part of the country, is displacing thousands. Houthis believe their tribe is persecuted by the Yemeni government.
The Irish Republican Army is still fighting its 100-year-old war to remove British forces from the island of Ireland. The fighting has seen an uptick over the last two years and bombings have become more frequent.
Tuareg rebels are fighting the Malian government and its French allies. Mali is a former colony of France, and many see the French involvement as an attempt to regain control of the country. Peace talks have just started. The Tuareg are seeking their own nation.
Buddhist terrorists are inciting violence against Muslim communities. Officials within the government that happen to be Muslim have indicated their belief that Buddhists within the government are complicit in the attacks.
After a brief plea to #bringbackourgirls, the West forgot about the Boko Haram in Nigeria. The Boko Haram are still kidnapping and fighting. They have offered to exchange the 200 girls that are still missing for captured Boko Haram fighters.
A military unit in Yemen's Saada Province.
Jihadist militants are ambushing Tunisian forces in the frontier mountains and all along the Algerian border. The fighting has inflicted the heaviest casualties the Tunisia military has sustained since the country gained its independence in 1957.
The trouble there didn’t end with the conclusion of Blackhawk Down. The country is in disarray and clashes between warring clans are a common occurrence. What semblance of a central government that exists is unable to quell the fighting or enforce a ceasefire.
Given the natural resources in many of these nations and corporate interests held by the West, it is likely that these conflicts will eventually become tomorrow’s headlines.