Jahin Khan

Economic Protests Shake Iran

Tensions are escalating in Iran as anti-government protests erupt across different cities over the country’s economic policies, making them the largest protests the Iranian government has faced in nearly a decade. Protests began on Thursday in the second-largest city of Masshad, with Iranians expressing anger against rising prices, unemployment, and […]

Duterte Extends Martial Law In Mindanao To ‘Eradicate’ ISIL

On Wednesday, The Filipino Congress approved President Duterte‘s appeal to extend martial law in the country’s southern region, Mindanao, until the end of 2018 in order to “totally eradicate” ISIL supporters and communist fighters. Duterte appealed for the extension on Monday in a letter to legislators, saying that in order to contain an ongoing […]

Odinga: Kenya’s Presidential Re-election A “Mockery of Democracy”

Kenya’s opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has declared that his National Super Alliance (NASA) opposition coalition will not accept the result of last week’s controversial presidential re-election, and has vowed to begin a political campaign to “restore democracy in the country.” This declaration came on Tuesday, a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta […]

Madrid-Catalonia Stand-Off: The Arrest Of Separatist Leaders And The Threat Of Article 155

Catalan protesters in Barcelona are calling for the release of two men they consider leaders and the first “political prisoners” in their road to independence, as the central government in Madrid threatens to enact Article 155. Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez, members of Omnium cultural and the National Catalan Assembly […]

Attack On Democracy: Cambodian Government Seeks To Dissolve Opposition Party

In the latest in a series of moves that would help it gain an advantage ahead of next year’s elections, the Cambodian government took the first legal steps seeking to dissolve its main opposition, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) this Friday. According to spokesman Khieu Sopheak, the interior ministry has […]

Pressure Increasing On The Kurdish Regional Government

Pressure is being placed on the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) as Baghdad imposes an international flight embargo, Ankara threatens restrictions on oil trading, and Iraq, Iran, and Turkey hold border military drills following Monday’s Kurdish independence referendum. Electoral officials on Wednesday told a news conference in Erbil, the capital of […]

The Latest In A String Of Provocation And Threats: U.S. Bombers Fly Close To North Korean East Coast

On Saturday, following heightened rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang, U.S. bombers escorted by fighter jets made a provocative flight close to the North Korean east coast in what U.S. officials say is a display of military strength. The Pentagon elaborated saying that Saturday’s operation showed the seriousness with which Washington took Pyongyang’s “reckless […]

Palestinian Unity A Little Bit Closer?

For the first time since 2015, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah is planning to visit Gaza for reconciliation talks with Hamas. This comes after Hamas finally agreed to take a step toward resolving a ten year territorial and political split with their rival, the Fatah party, on Sunday. In a statement issued on Sunday, […]

The Rohingya Crisis And Shared Blame: When Will the International Community Realize?

Tens of thousands of Rohingya are fleeing for their lives as the Burmese military engages in various atrocities in what appears to be ethnic cleansing. The military, which is systematically going through villages, has killed and injured countless civilians and burned or destroyed more than 10,000 homes and businesses. By doing so, […]