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The Implications Of The Turkish Military Deployment In Qatar 2

The Gulf Cooperation Council today faces a period of internal tension and political division unprecedented since its conception in 1981. Following several disagreements between Qatar and its neighbouring states of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the U.A.E, over post-Arab Spring regional policies relations among these former allies have culminated in a […]


United Arab Emirates Denies Washington Post Report On Hacking Of Qatar News Agency

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has denied The Washington Post’s report that claims it was behind the hacking of the state-run Qatar News Agency in May, which has resulted in one of the worst diplomatic crises for the Arab Gulf in decades. In May, Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad […]


Martial Law Extended To 2018 In Mindanao, Philippines To fight ISIS-linked Extremists

On Saturday, The Philippines Congress extended martial law over the island of Mindanao until the 31st of December 2017. After a 7-hour long deliberation, President Rodrigo Duterte was backed by 261 legislators who agreed to extend the current military rule over the region in an effort to fight the armed extremists […]


Venezuela’s Deep Divisions

Venezuela’s entrenched divisions have once again flared up, this time in response to President Nicolas Maduro’s pledge to go ahead reshaping the government. Time Magazine has reported that anti-government protests in Venezuela have left two dead. Masked protesters mounted a blockade around the capital, Caracas, and grew violent, effectively isolating […]


Environmental Degradation: The Side Effect Of The Peace Agreement In Colombia

After several years of peace talks, in November last year Colombian government and the guerrilla FARC-EP reached an agreement to put an end to the oldest conflict in the American continent. One of the consequences of the signature of the peace deal is the transformation of ‘FARC-EP’ from an armed […]


Escalating Violence In The Central African Republic Undermines UN Efforts

Violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) is threatening to spiral into a crisis, following months of escalating violence. Former members of disbanded rival Christian and Muslim militias, the anti-Balaka and the Seleka respectively, have formed ‘self-defense groups’ and have renewed fighting despite a series of peace agreements being signed. […]


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 […]