Congress Voices Opposition To Continued U.S Involvement In Yemen

On Friday, July 14, the U.S House of Representatives voted to restrict U.S military intervention in Yemen’s civil war and reassess Washington’s strong backing of the Saudi-led forces against the Houthi rebels. It has been over two years since conflict engulfed the Arab world’s poorest nation, and the criticism voiced […]

Trump’s Muslim Ban: How It Affects Individual Rights And US Cultural Minorities

The colloquially-termed “Muslim ban” is an executive order signed by Donald Trump, current President of the United States, on March 6th of this year. It places travel limits to the US on individuals from Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Iran, and Yemen – all countries with Muslim-majority populations. The ban also […]

Division In The Gulf States

Tension has occurred in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have accused Qatar of supporting Islamist terrorist groups including ISIS, al-Qaeda and The Muslim Brotherhood. They believe such action impinges on their security and stability. Diplomatic links have been closed, Qatari citizens living in […]

Why You Must Pay Attention To The Yemen War

Nearly 80% of the entire population, 21.2 million people, are in need of basic humanitarian assistance, 3 million people have been forced to flee their homes, and more than 10,000 civilians have been killed. These devastating figures, which were reported by the United Nations and Amnesty International, echo the catastrophic […]

Civilians Killed As Soldiers Clash Over Somalia Aid

A clash over food aid in Somalia led to the death of fourteen civilians on Friday, June 9th. According to the Associated Press (AP), soldiers reportedly attempted to steal sacks of food intended for refugees in the city of Baidoa. The capital of the southwestern Bay region, Baidoa is the […]

Mounting Death Toll In Raqqa, Clandestine Torture Prisons In Yemen, And Selective Morality

Syrian Democratic Forces and U.S. Coalition Forces tightened the noose around ISIS positions in Raqqa, Syria in the effort to counter jihadist attacks. However, the bombing campaign does not employ useful targeting strategies. This issue is also prevalent in other cities such as Deir ez-Zor, where civilians are experiencing a […]

Tensions Rise On The Eritrea-Djibouti Border Following The Withdrawal Of Qatari Peacekeepers

On June 14, 2017, Qatar withdrew a force of 200 peacekeepers from the Eritrea-Djibouti border. This move came just after both east African countries announced their decision to side with Saudi Arabia and her allies in their conflict with Qatar. Djibouti announced that it was acting in “solidarity with the […]