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Iran Tests New Missile Despite Tensions With Trump

On Saturday, 23rd September, Iran’s state television claimed that it has successfully tested a new medium-range ballistic missile, in defiance of recent US demands to halt its missile programme. The announcement of the test came hours after the ‘Khoramshahr’ missile was displayed at a military parade in Tehran; it allegedly […]


Closure For Victims And Families Of Beslan School Siege, Thirteen Years On

Thirteen years after the Beslan School siege, the Russian Federation has signalled its willingness to comply with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) April ruling that Russia used disproportionate force to end the attack. Accordingly, the state will pay €3 million in damages to 409 victims and family members […]


The United Nations Role In The Democratic Republic of Congo: Failures and Solutions

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a war-torn country in Central Africa, currently rated as the 2nd poorest nation in the world. Today, DRC has approximately 19,000 UN peacekeepers operating on its soil, combating at least 30 (unknown) armed militant groups ravaging the country. The United Nations’ goal has […]


Russia’s Display Of Massive Firepower Concerns U.S. And NATO Allies

According to CNN, Russia is unleashing massive firepower right on NATO’s border. Under the watchful eyes of President Vladimir Putin, tanks, rockets, and aircrafts display their capabilities in choreographed war games named Zapad (the west). Russia is conducting the military exercise with Belarus. They claim that the exercise simulates an […]


The Kurdish Referendum: Fears Grow Over A ‘Destabilizing Impact’

Iraq’s Kurdish leader, Masoud Barzani, plans to take the Kurds to a landmark referendum. Despite the overwhelming international opposition to this plan, Barzani believes this referendum will bring the Kurds to independence. Kurdish nationalist movements have advocated for independence since the Orroman Empire broke down, giving birth to the modern […]


Palestinian Unity A Little Bit Closer?

For the first time since 2015, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah is planning to visit Gaza for reconciliation talks with Hamas. This comes after Hamas finally agreed to take a step toward resolving a ten year territorial and political split with their rival, the Fatah party, on Sunday. In a statement issued on Sunday, […]