Arthur Jamo


About Arthur Jamo

Hailing from the "land of good people" aka Mozambique, I have always considered myself to be a citizen of the world. Trying to live up to that ideal is a challenge I don't intend on shirking from any time soon. When not writing articles for the Organization for World Peace, I tend to split my time through volunteer work, learning Spanish, ardently supporting Real Madrid and completing my degree in Political Science (concentration in International Relations).

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hariri “Temporarily Suspends” Resignation

A day after returning to Beirut, Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, has said he is suspending his resignation—temporarily halting what would have effectively brought down his 11-month-old government. Speaking during Lebanon’s Independence Day celebrations on Wednesday, Hariri said what Lebanon “needs at this sensitive time [is] exceptional efforts from everyone […]


A Week After Resignation Announcement, Hariri Vows To Return To Lebanon “Very Soon”

In his first television interview since his shock resignation as Prime Minister about a week ago, Saad Hariri pledged to return to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia “very soon” via his party’s Future TV. He denied rumours that he was under house arrest in Saudi Arabia, saying that he was free […]


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, […]


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 […]


White House Follows Trump’s Example In Rejecting Talks With North Korea 1

This past Monday—a day after U.S President Donald Trump tweeted out how he believed that diplomatic communications with North Korea are a “waste of time”—White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, defended the President’s weekend tweets, in a move serving to undermine Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s approach to the escalating […]


North Korea: Kim Jong-Un Issues Warning To Trump In Response To UN Speech

In a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency, Kim Jong-Un called US President, Donald Trump, “mentally deranged” and warned him that he would “pay dearly” for issuing threats to the regime during his maiden UN general assembly speech on Tuesday—in which he referred to Kim Jong-Un as “Rocket […]


Despite Re-Opening Of Salwa Border And Potential Thaw In Qatar-Saudi Relations, Much Work Still Needed

This past Thursday, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a royal directive, effectively re-opening his kingdom’s only land border crossing with Qatar, allowing citizens from that country to attend this year’s Hajj pilgrimage. The move comes following a meeting between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Qatar’s Sheikh Abdullah bin […]


Qatari Foreign Minister Calls On UN To Help Resolve Gulf Crisis

Qatar’s Foreign Minister publicly called on the UN to help resolve the ongoing Gulf crisis last Thursday and also accused Saudi Arabia of violating international law for blockading countries. This was discussed privately between Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The Qatari Foreign Minister appears to […]


US Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson To Fly To Kuwait In Bid To Diffuse Gulf Crisis

This past Thursday, it was announced that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will fly to Kuwait on Monday, as part of an ongoing international effort to de-escalate tensions between the Saudi-led quartet of blockading countries (namely Egypt, the UAE, and Bahrain) and economically and politically isolated Qatar. Kuwait, which […]


Saudis Capture Members Of Iranian Revolutionary Guard On Intercepted Boat

In a statement released Monday, Saudi Arabia’s information ministry claims that the Saudi Navy captured three members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) from a boat, which was intercepted as it approached the Gulf monarchy’s offshore Marjan oilfield. The three are said to have been questioned last Friday by Saudi […]


Seventeen-Year-Old Protester Dies During Clashes In Venezuelan Capital

This past Wednesday, a 17-year-old protester was killed during clashes between anti-Maduro protesters and security forces in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. This takes the death toll from the country’s civil unrest to 70. There are contradicting accounts surrounding his death, though, with the government saying that a homemade mortar exploded […]


In Growing Diplomatic Row, Egypt And Allied Gulf States Sever Ties With Qatar

This past Sunday several Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE, severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, in what has quickly morphed into a full-blown diplomatic crisis, one whose consequences could be wide ranging in a region plagued by political instability. Qatar stands accused, by its neighbours, of causing […]


British Police Resume Intelligence Sharing With U.S. Security Agencies

Fewer than 24 hours after a ban on intelligence sharing with US security agencies, UK police have resumed bilateral cooperation. The ban, largely seen as a message to US law enforcement officials, came into force following a series of leaks, by US officials to local newspapers, relating to the Manchester […]


Human Rights Watch Says Trump’s Policies Would Increase Number Of Preventable Deaths In Immigrant Detention Facilities

This Monday, Human Rights Watch published a 104-page report describing conditions at immigration centres as hazardous to the health of the detainees being held there. Much of the blame for these hazardous conditions, according to the report, can be attributed to sub-par medical care at these facilities. Moreover, there is […]