Author: Kathryn Hanlon

Afghan Government Controls Less Than 60 Percent Of The Country

In the fifteen years since the US-led intervention in Afghanistan the Taliban are rapidly retaking territory in Afghanistan. This past Wednesday, a US watchdog agency released a report claiming that the Afghanistan government controlled less than 60 percent of the country after security forces retreated from many strongholds last year. Foreign

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Gender Inequality In Egypt

This week there has been a focus on women’s rights and gender equality. In the spirit of promoting gender equality and to bring to light the different roles of women around the world, this article will focus on gender inequality in Egypt. The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report

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Female Genital Mutilation In Tanzania

Last month in northern Tanzania, more than 800 girls were subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). Despite the practice being outlawed in Tanzania, the practice still affects millions of girls in the country. Up to 7.9 million girls and women in Tanzania are thought to have undergone FGM. However, FGM

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Oman Joins The Saudi-Led Anti-Terrorism Islamic Coalition

Earlier this week, Oman confirmed its move to join a Saudi-led coalition of Muslim countries to fight terrorism. This move has been praised by other Gulf Arab states. The Omani Foreign Ministry hopes the move will bring peace and security to the region. In December 2015, Saudi Arabia announced the

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Yemen’s Starving Children

According to a report released by UNICEF, hunger amongst Yemen’s children is at an all-time high. The report, which was released on Monday, warns that 2.2 million children are in urgent need of care. In early 2015, a conflict broke out in Yemen between a Saudi Arabia-led coalition and the

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People On War Survey: A Review Of The Findings

  This week the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) released the results of its People on War Survey 2016. Some results are concerning and others provide hope. But before we dive into the findings, let us start with a little background. The People on War Survey was conducted

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Germany To Prosecute Assad

Earlier this week, a group of 6 lawmakers filed a A. The criminal complaint accuses al-Assad of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Syrian city of Aleppo between April 24th and November 19th of this year. This move came after a recent, major government offensive, backed by

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New Wave Of Peace Talks For Syria

Last Saturday, Syrian peace talks took place in Lausanne. However, despite the pressing need for a ceasefire in Syria, the peace talks on Saturday were unsuccessful in delivering this outcome. The conflict in Syria is entering its sixth year and has claimed approximately 300,000 lives. In September of this year,

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