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U.S.-Palestinian Relationship Under Threat

On Saturday, Palestinian officials threatened to cease communication with the United States if the Trump Administration goes through with plans to close the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) office in Washington, DC. The U.S. government initially responded by stating this was a regular protocol under U.S. law for renewing the permission of […]


Aleppo: Citizens Tug-Of-War Victims Between Syrian Factions

A year since the vicious battle for East Aleppo, Syria and the city are still reeling from the government-led offensive initiative. The Middle-Eastern nation faces a humanitarian crises as figures released by a UN refugee agency state that“more than 6 million Syrians are still displaced.” Syrian government forces—with the support […]


ICC Prosecutor Seeks Investigation Into Possible War Crimes In Afghanistan

The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court has announced her intention to seek an investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Afghanistan since May 2003, when Afghanistan became a member of the court. If the investigation goes ahead, it would be one of the first […]


Trump Offers To Mediate South China Sea Debate

U.S. President Donald Trump has offered to act as a mediator in the continuing South China Sea dispute. It comes before the imminent Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila, Philippines, where all parties central to the debate will be in attendance. Whilst all parties central to the […]


A Week After Resignation Announcement, Hariri Vows To Return To Lebanon “Very Soon”

In his first television interview since his shock resignation as Prime Minister about a week ago, Saad Hariri pledged to return to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia “very soon” via his party’s Future TV. He denied rumours that he was under house arrest in Saudi Arabia, saying that he was free […]


An Inconvenient Truth: Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Record

Many would ascribe the constant tensions between the Western superpowers and the Islamic world since the 1970s to be the result of the West’s consistent attempts to alter the cultural and political makeup of the Middle East. U.S. foreign policy is far from passive in the region, from the CIA-led […]


Japan Could Shoot Down North Korean Missiles

U.S. President Donald Trump said that Japan could shoot down North Korean missiles with U.S. military equipment. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he was looking into the deal, also stating that his country could intercept missiles “if necessary.” While President Trump was on his first state visit to […]