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Iran Air Crash: A Heavy Price To Conflicts Between The U.S. and Iran

After a booming crash, PS752, a passenger plane of Ukraine International Airliners, fixed its flight forever on January 8, together with 176 innocent souls, including newlyweds, families of four, foreign students, and gentle crew. Three days later, under the pressure of clear evidence, General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the […]

Iran – The Hot War

The recent actions of American president Donald Trump have left the relations between the U.S. and Iran in turmoil. Their relationship hit its breaking point after the successful American-led assassination of  Iranian Military Commander Qassem Soleimani. This resulted from the inflated state of tension between the two nations. This can […]

Volatile U.S.-Iran Relations Spark Fears Of Tumultuous Oil Prices

Historically, global oil prices have been connected to conflict in the Middle East, with open access to the Strait of Hormuz as a key determinant. The Strait is a body of water connecting the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea, serving as the only passage […]

The Fallout From The Qassem Soleimani Assassination

On 3 January 2020, the head of Iran’s military, Qassem Soleimani, was assassinated by a United States drone strike. Soleimani was a prominent figure among the Islamic Republic, with tens of thousands taking to the streets to mourn his death. Soleimani was targeted for alleged plots he had planned toward […]

Iran Admits To Downing Civilian Airliner 1

On the 8th of January, a Boeing 737-800 jet flying for the carrier Ukraine International Airlines took off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport. The 176 passengers and crew on board had no clue what was about to occur. Videos posted to Twitter by Iranian users show that shortly after […]

Mexican Asylum Seekers Included In Controversial ‘Secure Third Country’ Deal

On Monday the 6th of January, the United States’ government released a public email detailing a new ruling that will see those seeking asylum into the U.S. from Mexico sent to Guatemala as part of a controversial ‘secure third country’ deal. This is in addition to deals signed last year […]

Puerto Rican Earthquakes: A Needed Impetus For Statehood? 2

Over the past week, a series of massive earthquakes have ravaged Puerto Rico and its neighboring countries. On January 6th, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck Puerto Rico’s southwestern coast. A day later, the most massive earthquake in Puerto Rican history hit, clocking in with a magnitude of 6.4. On January […]

Libyan Conflict: Russia And Turkey Vie For A Solution

On Sunday, military commander Khalifa Haftar announced his fighters would agree to a ceasefire in the Western regions of Libya, after having days earlier rejected the ceasefire called by Russia and Turkey. Minutes after the ceasefire went into place, however, both sides accused each other of having violated it. Khalifa […]

Who Was Qasem Soleimani?

Hundreds of thousands mourned his death, so who was Qasem Soleimani? Missing somewhat from recent coverage of the U.S.-Iranian tensions is the exact importance of the now-deceased Iranian General. Described by CNN as “one of Iran’s most powerful men”, it seems key to understanding what exactly he did, the regional […]

Tens Of thousands Mourn As Soleimani’s Remains Return To Iran

On Sunday, tens of thousands of mourners clad in black filled the streets of Mashhad and Ahvaz to pay their respects to Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s powerful Quds Force commander who was assassinated by a U.S. airstrike in Iraq. Soleimani’s remains were flown to the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz two […]