Middle East

Friends And Foes Vie For Kushner Kompromat: White House Policy Up For Sale

It is no secret that Donald Trump always surrounds himself with people that have shady and secretive pasts and continued to do so throughout his presidential campaign and even during his transition into the White House. Many of these people, including Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, have been charged with […]

More Blood Spilled As Violence Continues To Shake The Occupied West Bank

Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank have been living under the rule of the Israeli military for more than half a century. Jerusalem has been occupied by Israel since 1967 and many Palestinians are hoping that one day Palestine may be an independent state. Recently U.S. President Donald Trump […]

UN Chief Appeals To End Syrian People’s Suffering

On Monday, UN security-general Antonio Guterres told Security Council members to end the suffering of 400,000 residents trapped in the besieged Eastern Ghouta. His remarks highlight the ongoing ignorance of the ceasefire by the Syrian and the Russian forces, who have been launching air strikes for three weeks now. While […]

Saudi Crown Prince Concludes UK Visit Amid Controversy

On March 9, the Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman concluded a two-day state visit to the United Kingdom. During his three-day visit Bin Salman met with Prime-Minister Theresa May, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, and members of the royal family, drawing widespread criticism and associated protests from rights groups and […]

Feminism Scoring Big: Women In Saudi Arabia Attend Their First Ever Soccer Match

For the first time in Saudi history, female soccer fans were able to attend a match at the King Abdullah Sports City stadium in Jeddah, marking the first time that a major sporting event has been open to women in that country. In September 2017, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman […]

Humanitarian Crisis In Eastern Ghouta

Following the UN Security Council’s unanimous decision on February 24th to implement a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, so as to bring in much needed humanitarian aid, air strikes have continued to plague rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, killing 600 civilians and forcing many to flee. The 30-day ceasefire comes in the form […]

Child Soldier Recruitment In The Middle East And North Africa Is On The Rise

The use of child soldiers by governments in the Middle East and North Africa has doubled over recent years. South Sudan, in particular, has seen a sharp increase in child soldier recruitment due to the conflict in its capital, Juba. As of this year, 650 children have been recruited against […]

Turkey Initiates Kurdish Leader’s Arrest

On Saturday, February 24th, Salih Muslim, a former Kurdish official, was arrested in Prague, according to Turkish secretary officials. His detainment follows an announcement from the Turkish Interior Minister offering a bounty of one million dollars for Muslim’s arrest. The detainee was caught after an International Criminal Police Organization “red […]