The Middle East

Life Inside Refugee Camps

Life Inside Refugee Camps

Of the 11 million Syrians displaced from their homes, 4.8 million have sought refuge in neighboring countries. The vast majority are absorbed into urban cities or unofficial rural communities, leaving one in ten Syrians in camps. Refugee camps, especially those that are unofficial, lack proper […]

Child Soldiers: A stripping of Adolescence

Child Soldiers: A stripping of Adolescence

Compared to the number of child soldiers last year, the number of Middle Eastern and North African child soldiers has at least doubled, UN report has stated. With conflicts still rampant in the Middle East and in North Africa, both militia and government armed forces […]

Israeli Government Criticized for Decision to Revoke Attacker’s Citizenship

Israeli Government Criticized for Decision to Revoke Attacker’s Citizenship

Recently, attacker Alaa Raed Ahmad Zayoud was charged with four attempts of murder after ramming an Israeli soldier with his car and stabbing three others, inflicting non-life-threatening wounds. During trial at the Haifa Magistrate’s Court, Zayoud’s Israeli citizenship was taken away. According to Judge Elyakim, […]

UAE to Tow Iceberg for Drinking Water

UAE to Tow Iceberg for Drinking Water

In the face of depleting drinking water levels, the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has made a controversial decision: to transport an iceberg from Antarctica to the nation’s eastern coast. The shrinking groundwater reserves and the excessive use of this precious resource in […]

Turkish Airstrikes on Syria and Iraq: Controversy and Adversary

Turkish Airstrikes on Syria and Iraq: Controversy and Adversary

On Tuesday, April 25th, in an unprecedented attack, Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish militants in the Sinjar region of Iraq, at 2 a.m local time. The strike killed five Peshmerga—members of the Kurdish Regional Government involved in Iraq’s armed force—and injured nine, some critically. Simultaneously, the […]

The Turkish Referendum: The Path to One-Man Rule

The Turkish Referendum: The Path to One-Man Rule

On Sunday, April 16th, the nation of Turkey was brought to a halt as the result of a momentous referendum was revealed. Millions of people anxiously waited in public squares, witnessing a critical turning-point of Turkish politics. Even before all the ballots had been counted, […]

The United States Deploys Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb on ISIS Caves in Afghanistan

The United States Deploys Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb on ISIS Caves in Afghanistan

On Thursday, the United States dropped its most powerful non-nuclear bomb—dubbed the “Mother of All Bombs”—in Afghanistan, targeting an ISIS cave complex. Originally developed for the Iraq War, Thursday was the first that this weapon was used in battle, and the bomb was so massive […]