Middle East


Afghanistan’s Droughts And The International Community’s Response

In September, the United Nations (UN) published a report that said about 275,000 people in Afghanistan are currently displaced by the ongoing drought. They reported that 250,000 of those displaced are in the western region and that approximately 120,000 people were displaced from Badghis to Qala-e-Naw during the reporting period. […]


Iran Launches Missiles Into Syria: Death to America and the House of Saud

Tensions flare on the Iraq-Syria border as Iran and the United States fight for dominance in the Middle East. The latest attack launched by Iran in the early hours of October is said to be retaliatory. Iran claims to have been aiming at jihadists suspected of attacking the Iranian city […]


The 1,114 Civilian Casualities In The Never-Ending War Against ISIS

On September 27th, 2018, the United States-led coalition against ISIS admitted to killing 1,114 civilians in Iraq and Syria alone. In the four-year period between August 2014 and August 2018, the coalition had conducted more than 30,000 strikes and had reportedly investigated all ‘credible’ civilian casualty reports. However, critics claim […]


Is There An End To The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

Recently, in September 2018, President Trump attempted to start a peaceful conversation on a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This began with Israel and Palestine, with others such as the UN Middle East Envoy and European countries speaking in support of the solution. CBC News reports that Israeli and […]


Recurring Reports Of Migrant Domestic Worker Abuse In Gulf States

On 19 September, an article published by Al Jazeera revealed the plight of Vietnamese migrants who spent months living and working under harsh conditions in Saudi Arabia while employed as domestic worker or maids. The interviewees recounted how they had their passports confiscated by their employers upon arrival, and were […]


Human Rights Not Achieved With Gas Pipes

On September 29th, H.E. Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Bahrain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs spoke before the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Throughout the twenty-three minutes, the Sheikh adhered to three different points: Bahraini kingdom’s good will, progress, and generosity; Bahrain’s frustration towards Iranian […]


Saudi Arabia: Manipulative Discourse That Forces Western Nations To Break Coalition Promise

Earlier this week, the German government approved arms sales to Saudi Arabia, making it the second European country to go back on a coalition promise created in January of 2018 in an attempt to alleviate the bloody civil war in Yemen. Since 2015, Saudi Arabia has led a coalition against […]