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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 […]


ICC Prosecutor Seeks Investigation Into Possible War Crimes In Afghanistan

The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court has announced her intention to seek an investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Afghanistan since May 2003, when Afghanistan became a member of the court. If the investigation goes ahead, it would be one of the first […]


Trump Offers To Mediate South China Sea Debate

U.S. President Donald Trump has offered to act as a mediator in the continuing South China Sea dispute. It comes before the imminent Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila, Philippines, where all parties central to the debate will be in attendance. Whilst all parties central to the […]


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 […]


Japan Could Shoot Down North Korean Missiles

U.S. President Donald Trump said that Japan could shoot down North Korean missiles with U.S. military equipment. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he was looking into the deal, also stating that his country could intercept missiles “if necessary.” While President Trump was on his first state visit to […]


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 […]


Conflict In Syria Has Now Lasted Longer Than World War II

A recent meeting of the Humanitarian Task Force in Geneva gave detail to the ongoing fighting in Syria, with  Jan Egeland, the special Advisory to the UN Special Envoy for Syria declaring a horrific fact: “they have been through a seven-year war, longer the second World War”.  There had been a […]