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. […]

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. […]

More Civilans Die In Yet Another Horrifying Bombing In Afghanistan

On August 3, the Islamic State (IS) bombed a Shi’a mosque named Khawaja Hassan in Gardez, Afghanistan. The attack killed over 39 people and injured at least 80, according to Reuters News Agency. The attackers targeted the mosque while people were praying on Friday, a holy day for Muslims across […]

Hun Sen Declares Victory in Election, Despite International Condemnation

Hun Sen Declares Victory in Election, Despite International Condemnation

The Cambodian people’s party (CPP) of Cambodia has declared victory of it’s candidate Hun Sen, even though the results have not been fully counted, according to the Washington Post. The election is described to be “unfair” and the win was predicted because of the lack of an opposition party, according […]

Student Protests Continue Amidst Intensified Violence In Bangladesh

Violence has increased in Bangladesh after students took the streets to protest road safety, according to the BBC. The demonstrations have blocked roads amid pouring rain and led to the suspension of schools across some parts of the capital, Dhaka, CNN reports. The Bangladeshi government has cut communications and ordered […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]