Middle East


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 […]


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 […]


Turkey Backing Jihadist Militias

The offensive perpetrated by the Turkish Military Forces against the Kurdish Syrian Defense Forces (SDF) launched on 9 October 2019 has exacerbated the humanitarian crisis in the region and given extensive support to Islamic militias. Since this invasion, various news organizations have reported that the Turkish effort to create a […]


Masked Gunmen Open Fire On Protesters In Karbala

On Tuesday, masked gunmen opened fire on Iraqi protesters in the Shia stronghold of Karbala. The incident took place in the city’s Education Square, where protesters had set up tents. According to security officials, the attack—one of the single deadliest attacks on protesters in the current wave of anti-government demonstrations […]


23 Candidates Qualify For Algerian Presidential Elections Amidst Protests 1

Algeria’s electoral authority has announced that 23 candidates have qualified for the country’s controversial presidential elections which are set to be held on December 12. The decision has come amid fierce protests in the capital, Algiers, marking the 36th consecutive round of weekly anti-government demonstrations. Protesters have called for an […]


Lebanese Protesters Continue Call For Government Resignation

Everyone means everyone. This has become the chant of the Lebanese protesters who demand the end of the current Lebanese government. Their mantra has come about following Friday’s televised address by Hassan Nasrallah, Lebanon’s leader of the Iranian-backed group of Hezbollah. He is close friends with Lebanon’s president, and one […]


Putin’s Visit To Saudi Arabia Marks Russia’s Growing Influence In The Middle East

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Saudi Arabia’s capital of Riyadh on Monday, marking his first state visit to the country in over a decade and signalling Russia’s growing influence in the Middle East. Putin has only made one other trip to Riyadh, in 2007, and Saudi King Salman bin […]


U.S. Announces Sanctions On Turkish Government Over Syrian Offensive

On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on the Turkish state as a punishment for Ankara’s ongoing military operations in Northern Syria. The decision comes a week after Turkey began its military campaign against the Kurdish ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) following the U.S.’s decision to withdraw its troops from […]


Iraq’s Protests That Left Over 100 Dead And 6,000 Injured Have Ended

Amidst growing tensions between its allies Iran and the U.S., Iraq is facing its own set of challenges and controversies within its borders. What started as a demonstration against the dismissal of Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, who contributed significantly in Iraq’s battle against ISIS, turned into protests calling for government […]


Protesters Shot At By Iraqi Security Forces

On Friday in the capital city of Iraq, Baghdad, security forces opened direct fire on protesters. The protesters had been gathered for their fourth day of demonstrations to protest Iraqi leadership’s corruption and neglect. The death toll has yet to be announced from Baghdad, but at least 44 people have […]