Middle East


Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hariri “Temporarily Suspends” Resignation

A day after returning to Beirut, Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, has said he is suspending his resignation—temporarily halting what would have effectively brought down his 11-month-old government. Speaking during Lebanon’s Independence Day celebrations on Wednesday, Hariri said what Lebanon “needs at this sensitive time [is] exceptional efforts from everyone […]


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 […]


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 […]


Prince Of The Purge: Potential Problems Of Saudi Arabia’s Anti-corruption Detainments

On the 4th of November in Saudi Arabia the recently appointed Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman, began the movement to purge his government and country of corruption by detaining eleven princes, four ministers and several influential businessmen. This has been interpreted as both a positive action to benefit the citizens […]


Saudi Arabia Advises Citizens To Leave Lebanon, Stepping Up Its Condemnation Of Hezbollah

In the latest events unfolding in the political struggle between Beirut and Riyadh, the latter, in conjunction with the UAE, Bahrain, and Kuwait, has advised its citizens residing or visiting Lebanon to leave immediately, and those who intend to travel to the country to reconsider their itineraries. This comes after […]