Author: Hadia Bakkar

Egypt Is On A Dangerous And Bleak Path

BBC recently reported on August 18th that the Abdel Fattah el-Sisi government, a military-installed leadership, has enforced legislation about “cybercrimes.” The law gives the government the power to block or shut websites they perceive to be a national security. Any website administrators that seem to be suspicious can be prosecuted.

Read More »

Rohingya Suffer Under Dire Circumstances

While the media’s coverage of the Rohingya refugee crisis has ebbed, they are still struggling under dire conditions. Almost one year ago, the crackdown and ethnic cleansing of Myanmar’s Rohingya by Buddhist extremist groups, as well as the Myanmar army, left most of the remaining population currently residing in Bangladesh.

Read More »

Will An “Arab NATO” Solve The Iran Problem?

The United States, led by President Donald Trump, is advocating for the creation of a political and military-based alliance to serve as an “Arab NATO “ and act as a strong military force against Iran. The alliance will include the six Gulf Arab states, Egypt, and Jordan. While the idea

Read More »

100 People Killed In Pakistan’s Most Recent Terror Attack

On July 15th, a terror attack in the Mastung district, located in Balochistan province of Pakistan, took the lives of over 149 people, while injuring at least 189. The attack, which is considered one of the most brutal suicide attack in Pakistan’s history, targeted an election campaign event for Siraj

Read More »

Protests In Iraq Take A Violent Turn And The Government Retaliates

Last week, multiple demonstrations took place in parts of Southern Iraq including Basra, Karbala, and Najaf. Corruption, high unemployment, and lack of efficient social services, including access to water, have unleashed the unrest, according to the Middle East Eye. The protests took a violent turn when civilians broke into government

Read More »

What Can A Solution In Hoeidah Mean To The Civil War In Yemen?

Peace talk negotiations between Houthis, a Shia’a militant tribal group in northern Yemen, and the Saudi Arabian led-coalition is taking place concerning the port of Hoeidah and its implication on the Yemeni civil war. According to The Guardian, the United Nations (UN), led by special envoy Martin Griffiths, has suggested

Read More »

A Brutal Rape Crime Sparks Protests In India Once Again

In the week of June 30th, protests broke out in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and surrounding areas of central India after the brutal rape of a 6-year-old in a small town named Mandsaur. According to the Washington post, thousands took the streets in the week following the girl’s

Read More »