Middle East


Sectarian Violence In Afghanistan And Its Effect On Education, Child Labour, And Marriage

In the month of May, five children were reportedly killed while playing with an unexpected mortar near their home in the Laghman province of Afghanistan. The country is no stranger to circumstantial deaths since violence has been increasing significantly. In Afghanistan, the first four months of 2017 has been marked by conflict-related child deaths. The […]


The Risk Of The Arms Deals Between Arab Gulf States And The US

The Middle East has been suffering from violence during last decades. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were followed by social protests (known as the Arab Spring), that, in the case of Syria and Yemen, evolved into cruel civil wars. These new conflicts were deepened by the participation of external […]


US Military Reports 484 Civilians Have Been Killed In US-Led Attacks Against ISIL

On Friday, June 2nd, the US military reported that 484 civilian deaths had resulted from coalition attacks on ISIS group targets in Syria and Iraq since mid-2014. In its statement on Friday, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) added another 132 civilian deaths to its April report. The dramatic spike resulted […]


Reports Suggest Russia Is Responsible For The Blockade Against Qatar

Bahrain, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have implemented a trade, travel and diplomatic blockade on Qatar. A recent CNN report has suggested that Russia is behind it. So, what caused the blockade? Saudi Arabia has been concerned about Qatar’s funding of extremist organizations, such as ISIS, Hamas, and […]


US Fighter Jet ‘Shoots Down’ An Armed Drone In Syria

An American F-15 fighter jet has brought down a pro-regime drone in Syria after it opened fire on coalition forces. This is according to officials from the coalition. This event marks an escalation of tension in the war-ravished country. Thankfully, no one was hurt in this unfortunate incident which occurred […]


ISIS Terrorist Attack In Iran Adds More Tension In An Already Troubled Region

On the 7th on June, suicide bombers linked to ISIS attacked the parliament and the mausoleum Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic after the revolution in 1979. The coordinated attack in the two locations took Iranian security forced by surprise and left at least 46 wounded and 12 […]


In Growing Diplomatic Row, Egypt And Allied Gulf States Sever Ties With Qatar

This past Sunday several Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE, severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, in what has quickly morphed into a full-blown diplomatic crisis, one whose consequences could be wide ranging in a region plagued by political instability. Qatar stands accused, by its neighbours, of causing […]