The Middle East

Saudi Arabia Permits Women to Drive

Saudi Arabia Permits Women to Drive

This past Tuesday, September 26, King Salman of Saudi Arabia surprised many observers around the world by reversing his country’s ban on women drivers. Starting in 2018, women will be permitted to obtain driver’s licenses. Previously, demonstrators had faced harsh fines and jail sentences for […]

Trump’s attacks on Iran may Backfire

Trump’s attacks on Iran may Backfire

President Trump’s desire to increase the sanctions on Iran and adjust the Iran Nuclear Deal could potentially backfire. With Trump trying to undo most of the things the Obama administration, the Nuclear Deal is one of them. The Iran Nuclear Program came in 2015 and […]

Child Soldiers: Modern-day Slavery?

Child Soldiers: Modern-day Slavery?

As conflicts in the Middle East escalate, the number of child soldiers is also increasing. The UN reports that the numbers have doubled in the past year, and the question that arises is: Why? Once war arrives, children in the region are only given two […]

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 […]