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Ceasefire In Danger As Syrian Government Forces And Rebels Continue To Clash In Deraa

On Friday July 6th, Syrian rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad reached a ceasefire agreement in southern Syria which was brokered by one of Assad’s key allies: Russia.  According to an article written by Arwa Ibrahim published in Al Jazeera, the peace deal required that rebels give up […]


Monsoon Season: The Next Crisis Facing Rohingya Refugees

Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar Refugee camps, housing up to one million Rohingya refugees, are at high-risk of flooding and landslides during the imminent monsoon season. Typically between June and September, Bangladesh endures severe cyclonic storms and some of the most intense monsoonal rains across the globe. Once these weather patterns settle […]


Chemical Weapons Vs. Airstrikes: Civilians Affected By Both, Politicians Respond To One

On July 7 the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons released preliminary results for samples collected from the site of an alleged chemical attack that occurred in Duoma in April. According to the report, “No organophosphorus nerve agents or their degradation products were detected,” but traces of various chlorinated organic […]


Iran Vows To Thwart US Efforts To Block Its Oil Exports

The administration President Donald Trump has threatened to impose sanctions on Iran’s business partners if they do not cut their oil imports from Iran to nothing by a November 4th deadline. This move comes over two months after President Trump announced he would be pulling out of the Iran Nuclear […]


Ceasefire Agreement In South-West Syria After 330,000 Displaced

With almost three weeks since the beginning of a Russia-backed government assault on opposition forces in Syria’s southwest province of Deraa, Russia and Syrian rebel groups have finally reached a ceasefire agreement after days of tense negotiations. Under the agreement, rebel forces will surrender heavy weapons, and in exchange, the […]