Sabrina Khattab

US Begins Formal Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord

The Trump administration has announced that the United States will be officially withdrawing from the Paris climate accord. According to CNN, this was the first step “in a year long process to leave the landmark agreement to reduce emissions of planet warming gases.” This decision was first brought to the […]

U.S. To Deploy Troops To Saudi Arabia Among High Tensions In The Gulf

The United States has authorized the deployment of troops to Saudi Arabia among high tensions in the Gulf. According to Al Jazeera, the Pentagon has stated that the move would provide an additional deterrent in the face of emergent, credible threats in the region. The decision was prompted by increased […]

Russia Officially Suspends Arms Control Deal with U.S

Russia has suspended its Arms Control Deal with the United States after the U.S. announced its withdrawal due to Russian violations. According to Reuters, the U.S. notified Russia of its plans to withdraw from the treaty within 6 months unless Russia decides to return into compliance with treaty agreements. Back […]

Turkey Plans To Enact Safe Zones In Syria

Turkey plans to enact safe zones in northern Syria in the hopes that Syrian refugees currently living in Turkey will be able to return home. According to VOA, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has proposed a 250 km-long and 32 km-deep zone in northeast Syria to protect the Turkish border […]

Argentina Pressed To Probe Saudi Prince For War Crimes

The Human Rights Watch has asked Argentina to investigate Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the war crimes in Yemen and for the murder of Turkish journalist Jamal Khashoggi. According to Al Jazeera, Argentina’s constitution grants universal jurisdiction for war crimes and torture. Thus, they can have their judicial authorities […]

Opposition Figures In Bahrain Given Life Sentences For Alleged Spying

On Sunday November 4th, Bahrain sentenced three senior members of an opposition movement, Al-Wefaq, to life in prison for alleged cooperation with Qatar. According to Al Jazeera, the head of Al-Wefaq, Sheikh Ali Salman, and his fellow group members Sheikh Hassan Sultan and Ali al-Aswad were said to be working […]

Russia Warns of Arms Race If U.S. Quits Weapons Treaty

Russia warns of an arms race if the U.S. pulls out of Weapon Treaty. The U.S. says Russia has violated the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty and plans to withdraw. The INF treaty was signed by the United States and the USSR in 1987 at a Cold War Washington […]

Rough Sleeping Outlawed In Hungary As New Law Comes Into Force

Hungary has banned rough sleeping and has given police officers the power to remove homeless people from the streets and to destroy their belongings. The law was passed by parliament in June, however it came into force on Monday after months of criticism. The law specifically bans “habitual residence in […]

Uganda And Rwanda Warned About Spread Of Ebola From DRC

Ebola could spread from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda and Rwanda. According to Reuters, the rate of Ebola cases has more than doubled since September after rebel violence in northeastern DRC caused response efforts to be briefly suspended, health officials said. The disease is believed to have infected 194 […]

Suicide Bomber Attacks Afghan Election Rally Killing 13 People

A suicide bomber detonated his explosive at an election rally in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday, killing at least 13 people and wounding over 30, officials said, warning that the toll was likely to climb. According to Al-Jazeera, provincial governor spokesman Ataullah Khogyani said the attack happened at […]