Hariri Announces Shock Resignation, Raising Prospects Of Potential Political Turmoil In Lebanon And Beyond

Saad Hariri unexpectedly resigned as Prime Minister of Lebanon this past Saturday, citing Iran’s influence in his country and across the Middle East, whilst also claiming he feared the same fate as late father, Rafik Hariri who was assassinated in 2005.  His speech, which was broadcast from the Saudi Arabia, […]

Saudi Arabia Listed In The Annual Report Of The Secretary-General On Children In Armed Conflict

On Thursday, October 5, the United Nations Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children in Armed Conflict was released, naming Saudi Arabia a violator of children’s rights in Yemen. The report, covering January through December of 2016, lists parties to armed conflict and the violations they have inflicted on children, including […]

UN To Send War Crime Investigators To Yemen

The UN Human Rights Council has passed a resolution to establish a panel to examine human rights abuses in Yemen. The resolution mandates the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein to appoint “a group of eminent international and regional experts” to conduct a “comprehensive examination” of abuses, […]

War On Cholera

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently announced one of their most ambitious projects. According to New Scientist, WHO and at least 50 other organisations, including governments and other aid agencies, will band together in the first-ever Global Task Force on Cholera Control. The goal is to reduce worldwide cholera […]