Author: Jahin Khan

Panmunjom Declaration: A Step Towards Peace In The Korean Peninsula

In the first inter-Korean summit to have taken place since 2007, North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un and South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in signed a historic joint declaration on Friday, vowing to formally end the 1950s Korean War and pursue “complete denuclearisation” of the region. In this agreement, the leaders pledged to sign

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Deportations And Wrongful Arrests: The Latest In War-Torn Yemen

In a series of videos and documents sent to Al Jazeera, almost two dozen displaced Yemeni civilians report that they were rounded up, beaten, and then forcefully driven from the city of Aden back to active front lines in Northern Taiz and Sanaa by militias affiliated with the United Arab Emirates. Others report

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Economic Protests Shake Iran

Tensions are escalating in Iran as anti-government protests erupt across different cities over the country’s economic policies, making them the largest protests the Iranian government has faced in nearly a decade. Protests began on Thursday in the second-largest city of Masshad, with Iranians expressing anger against rising prices, unemployment, and

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Duterte Extends Martial Law In Mindanao To ‘Eradicate’ ISIL

On Wednesday, The Filipino Congress approved President Duterte‘s appeal to extend martial law in the country’s southern region, Mindanao, until the end of 2018 in order to “totally eradicate” ISIL supporters and communist fighters. Duterte appealed for the extension on Monday in a letter to legislators, saying that in order to contain an ongoing

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Female Genital Mutilation: An Enduring Global Threat That Must End

Today, according to the United Nations, it is estimated that 200 million girls and women have been subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). Alarming as it is, the rate at which the procedure is occurring only continues to grow as our global population grows as well. Although the precise origin of

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Odinga: Kenya’s Presidential Re-election A “Mockery of Democracy”

Kenya’s opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has declared that his National Super Alliance (NASA) opposition coalition will not accept the result of last week’s controversial presidential re-election, and has vowed to begin a political campaign to “restore democracy in the country.” This declaration came on Tuesday, a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta

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Pressure Increasing On The Kurdish Regional Government

Pressure is being placed on the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) as Baghdad imposes an international flight embargo, Ankara threatens restrictions on oil trading, and Iraq, Iran, and Turkey hold border military drills following Monday’s Kurdish independence referendum. Electoral officials on Wednesday told a news conference in Erbil, the capital of

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The Latest In A String Of Provocation And Threats: U.S. Bombers Fly Close To North Korean East Coast

On Saturday, following heightened rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang, U.S. bombers escorted by fighter jets made a provocative flight close to the North Korean east coast in what U.S. officials say is a display of military strength. The Pentagon elaborated saying that Saturday’s operation showed the seriousness with which Washington took Pyongyang’s “reckless

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Palestinian Unity A Little Bit Closer?

For the first time since 2015, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah is planning to visit Gaza for reconciliation talks with Hamas. This comes after Hamas finally agreed to take a step toward resolving a ten year territorial and political split with their rival, the Fatah party, on Sunday. In a statement issued on Sunday,

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Trump Ends DACA Program: What Will Happen To The “Dreamers?”

President Donald Trump’s administration has come under harsh criticism after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced its decision to scrap the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program this past Tuesday. The program, which was created after intense pressure from advocates, protects immigrants who arrived in the country as undocumented children from deportation.

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