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U.S., Turkey Suspend Visa Services Over Security Concerns

On Sunday 8th October 2017, U.S-Turkey relations took a turn for the worse as both governments announced the scaling back of visa issuing services in each other’s countries. This comes amid increased tensions between Washington and Ankara after a Turkish staffer was arrested at the U.S consulate in Turkey for […]

Trump Offers “Calm Before The Storm” Warning Despite Calls To Certify Iran Nuclear Deal

Speaking to reporters during a meeting of top military leaders at the White House on Thursday, US President Donald Trump cryptically spoke of a “calm before the storm” as he gestured to the people gathered around him. When asked to elaborate, President Trump would only say: “You’ll find out.” President […]

U.S. Lifts Economic And Trade Sanctions From Sudan

In an unexpected turn of events, the United States has lifted sanctions on Sudan, ending a 20-year trade embargo with the African nation. After 16 months of diplomatic talks, the State Department declared that Sudan has been cooperating with the U.S. on counterterrorism. A State Department official stated that “We […]

The North Korean Nuclear Crisis

In recent weeks, tensions have escalated between North Korea and the United States, with the conflict threatening to potentially spiral out of control. Both sides are blatantly engaging in aggressive rhetoric—exchanging mutual threats of destruction and petty insults as the global community anxiously looks on. The current condition of North […]

Kneeling During The Anthem: Respecting Or Disrespecting The Foundations Of America?

The National Football League San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest-by-kneeling, which began in 2016, has recently come under intense scrutiny after President Donald Trump criticized and called for the firing of NFL players across the country that kneel, or otherwise do not participate in, the national anthem. What is […]

The U.S. Response To The Aftermath Of Hurricane Maria In Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, on September 20, 2017. According to the National Weather Service, it was the first Category 4 cyclone that hit Puerto Rico since 1932. After a visit from President Donald Trump, the official death toll stands at 34. From the damages […]

The U.S. Permanently Lifts Sanctions on Sudan

The Sudanese people awoke Friday morning to find out that the Trump Administration had lifted the 20-year trade embargo against their country. As stated in a previous article, President Trump Delays Decision to Permanently Lift Sanctions On the Sudan, the current administration announced in early July that it would delay […]

Mass Shooter Or Terrorist?

On 1 October 2017, America witnessed its 1,516th and deadliest mass shooting in recent history with Stephen Paddock murdering 59 innocent people and injuring a further 500. Over the past three years America has been subject to three horrific shootings, all for different reasons. All incidents sparked nationwide heartbreak over […]

Iraq Refuses To Discuss Results Of Kurdish Independence Referendum

The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has stated that his government will not hold discussions with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in relation to the referendum on Kurdistan independence from Northern Iraq because he views it as unconstitutional. He has also expressed a willingness to impose punitive measures on the […]