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 […]

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 […]

Yemeni Civil War: Conflict Between Allies And The World’s ‘Worst Humanitarian Crisis’

Fighting between Separatists and Pro-Government forces underwent a cease-fire in the southern city of Aden when representatives from Yemen’s allies, Saudi-Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), met to diffuse the conflict. The Yemeni government in exile has been operating in Aden since the Houthis, a Shiite-linked militant group backed […]

Germany To Cease Arms Shipments To Parties In The Yemen Conflict

Germany has announced that it will stop selling arms to all parties involved in the Yemen conflict. The commendable decision will affect Germany’s weapons sales to Saudi Arabia which totaled almost $550 USD million in the third quarter of 2017 alone – after increasing five-fold in the previous year. Hopefully […]

Germany Halts Arms Exports To Parties Involved In Yemen War

On Friday, a spokesperson for German Chancellor, Angela Merkel announced that Germany would “immediately” stop exports of military equipment to entities partaking in the Yemen war which has taken more than 10,000 lives – half of whom were civilians. Germany’s arms exports amounted to US$550m in the third fiscal quarter […]

Supreme Court To Hear Case For Third Travel Ban

The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear arguments from both sides for the third and latest installment of President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The ban, first signed in September 2017 after the second version expired, bans individuals from eight countries from entering the United States and […]

68 Civilians Killed In One Of The Largest Mass Casualty Days Of Yemen’s Civil War

68 Yemeni civilians were killed in two separate air strike attacks in a single day, as Yemen’s civil war rages on and the civilian death toll continues to rise, both as a direct and indirect consequence of the war. The airstrikes occurred on a farm and at a marketplace and […]