Asia


Saudi Arabia Deports Dozens Of Rohingya Refugees To Bangladesh

After decades of living in Saudi Arabia and adjacent nations, the Saudi government recently motioned to deport several Rohingya migrants to neighboring Bangladesh. Interestingly, this particular group of residents solely inhabited this particular country of Saudi Arabia and holds no ties to Bangladesh. The current circumstance of Rohingya citizenship becomes […]


U.S. Invokes Cautious Optimism In A Deal With Turkey Concerning The Protection Of Syrian Kurdish Groups

On January 12th, the United States Secretary of Defence Mike Pompeo reiterated his strong belief that a deal could be struck between the U.S. and Turkey regarding the protection of Syrian Kurdish groups. The comments arrived at the backdrop of Trump’s decision to withdraw large amounts of its troops from […]


Palestinians Vow Hunger Strike If Israel Worsens Prison Conditions

Thousands of Palestinian political prisoners being held in Israeli detention centers are threatening a massive hunger strike in response to deteriorating conditions. This development came after Israel’s Minister of Public Security, Gilad Erdan, announced early last week that the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) will begin rationing prisoners’ water supply and […]


Thailand Ignores Risk Of Further Saudi Diplomatic Tension, Grants Temporary Refuge To Asylum Seeker

High profile asylum seeker Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun was, on Friday granted refugee status in Canada, ending a tumultuous week which started with her barricading herself in a Thai hotel room and sharing her plight to the world via social media. Al-Qunun, who was trying to travel onwards to Australia, was […]


Improving The West’s Relationship With Africa: Lessons From Africa-China Relations?

In the wake of turbulent trade agreements and international controversy, China continues to focus on its relationship with Africa. During the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation held in Beijing in September last year, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed the continuing investment into the continent from China. […]


Yemen Named IRC’s Nation At Greatest Risk Of Humanitarian Crisis In 2019. What Is Happening In Yemen?

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) released their 2019 report of nations they believe most likely to experience this year’s worst humanitarian crises. Yemen topped the list, citing the internationally recognized government’s fight against the Houthi movement as triggering the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The IRC estimates that 24 million Yemenis […]


European Union Imposes Sanctions On Iran

The European Union has enacted sanctions of two Iranian officials and a unit within the Iranian Intelligence Ministry following assassinations in the Netherlands and attempted attacks in Denmark and France. The sanctions have placed the intelligence unit and the individuals on the EU terrorism list in addition to freezing their […]


India’s Lower House Passes Citizenship Bill That Excludes Muslims

On Tuesday, January 8th, India’s lower house of congress approved a bill that would grant residency and citizenship to a number of currently illegal migrants. The bill seeks to gain rights for people who migrated illegally to India from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. This bill amends the preexisting law in […]