Author: Sochea Chhay

Beyond The Abortion Rights: Mass Polish Women Protest Reflecting Backlash Against Conservative Ruling

Thousands of women, led by the grassroots women’s movement Ogolnopolski Straijk Kobiet, marched across major Polish cities and towns for a peaceful nationwide strike against a court ruling that imposed a near-total ban on abortion. Despite the soaring new coronavirus cases, many protesters held anti-government slogans, blocked roads and chanted

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OPEC’s Historical Deal To Bound Oil Prices Amid COVID-19

Last Sunday, OPEC and other oil-producing states concurred on a historical deal to reduce their output by 9.7 million barrels per day for May to June, representing 10% of global supply. This global agreement is believed to help bump up oil prices. According to U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, “this

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Syrians Continue To Flee Idlib Amid Escalating Air Strikes

Thousands of Syrians have continued to flee Idlib to the Turkish border following deadly air-strikes and bombing in major rebel-held territory Syria’s by Russia-backed government forces. Based on Al Jazeera, at least 25,000 have displaced the region toward the Turkish border for escaping severely bombardment. The humanitarian conditions in the

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Iran Defies Nuclear Deal To Enrich Uranium

Recently, Iran declared its intention to enrich uranium in response to the re-imposing of US sanctions aimed at crippling Iran’s oil trade. According to Al Jazeera, Iran President Hassan Rouhani said Iran began to step back their nuclear commitment following a year of US withdrawal to give time for other

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Mass Anti-Government Protests In Iraq Continue To Flare Up

On last Sunday night, a surge of resentment among anti-government protesters led to an attack on the Iranian consulate in the holy city of Karbala as they perceived Iran to have interfered in Iraq’s domestic affairs. Demonstrators set up barriers surrounding the consulate wall and spray-painted “Karbala is free, Iran

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