Middle East

Arab League Discussing Plans To Reinstate 1967 Palestine Jerusalem Borders

Following the United States attempt at proclaiming the city of Jerusalem as belonging to the state of Israel, the Arab League are now in talks with each-other about Palestine’s claim on the city. The move comes in the wake of the United Nations failure to pass the vote on recognizing […]

Women Finally Allowed to Attend Football Game in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

On Friday, Saudi Arabia allowed female fans into an internal football game for the first time in its history. Around 300 women attended the Al-Ahli versus Al-Batin game at Pearl Stadium in the city of Jeddah. Glass panels were in place to segregate men from a women and family section. […]

Israel Withdrawal From UNESCO Confirmed

On December 29, 2017, after lengthy anticipation, Director-General Audrey Azoulay officially announced Israel’s withdrawal from the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) after being a member since September 1, 1949. Azoulay’s statement makes it evident that Israel’s withdrawal was directly in line with the United States’s withdrawal earlier last […]

“Democratic Surveillance” And The Humanitarian Use Of Drones

Since the first U.S. “targeted killing” operation in 2002, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) have made headlines for their role in the war. This makes sense. The development of drone technology has always been promoted by the world’s militaries. The radio-controlled “DH.82B Queen Bee,” developed by the British in the 1930s […]

Immense Suffering Endured By Children Living In Conflict Zones In 2017

In December, Unicef published a report highlighting the immense suffering that children living in conflict zones endured in 2017. Despite the existence of international laws and treaties, such as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Geneva Convention, Unicef reports that child suffering as a […]

Children In Conflict Zones Face Shocking Scale Of Attacks

According to a new UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) report, in 2017, there was an extensive and blatant disregard for international laws designed to protect children. The scale of attacks on children over the course of the year were deemed to have reached shocking levels. Conflict zones, specifically, across the […]