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The Rohingya – The Stateless People Even a Nobel laureate Does Not Want
By admin January 7, 2019

The Rohingya, considered by the international community to be the “most persecuted minority in the world”, are a majority Muslim ethnic group that represent the largest percentage of Muslims in Myanmar. They have their own language and culture and are descendants of Arab traders and other groups who have been in the region for generations.

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A Right-Wing Extremist Playground
By admin October 29, 2018

As hate speech and far-right principles become mainstays of political campaigns and backbones of domestic policy in different countries around the world, individuals with convoluted perspectives of society are seizing the opportunity to become outspoken and active to achieve their goals. In the United States, Americans are experiencing frequent outbreaks of violence motivated by an

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The Netherlands: Safe Haven for Liberals and VNSAs?
By admin October 15, 2018

  On September 22, gunmen opened fire at a “Sacred Defense Week” military parade in Ahvaz, Iran. The assailants, donned in military uniforms, carried out a 10 minute attack that left more than two dozen people dead and 70 more injured. The majority of victims were members of Iran’s Revolutionary guard.  In the days following the

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Yemen Crisis: Is the Damage Permanent?
By admin June 22, 2018

Yemen is still facing the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, and it is not getting better. Mass killings and displacements have taken place since the start of war in 2015, and the country has become a playground for national and international powers. The ongoing conflict in Yemen intensified in March 2015 when Houthi rebels—a minority

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Terror Drives Through Las Rambla
By admin August 18, 2017

La Rambla is often referred to in the plural (Las Ramblas) for the series of streets joined end to end. The popular destination among tourists visiting various exhibits and attractions including the Christopher Columbus monument is now a mourning site. Earlier this week, a white delivery van drove through the crowd at Las Ramblas promenade,

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Boko Haram: ISIS’s Strategic Ally in Africa
By admin August 4, 2017

  Boko Haram, known in Arabic as Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad (People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad), is an Islamist militant group best known for causing havoc through abductions, bombings, and assassinations. Founded in 2002 to oppose the influence Western education, organizational goals shifted in 2009 to forming an

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The Recent Wave of Conflict Between Israel and Palestine
By admin July 25, 2017

On Tuesday, July 25th, the Israeli cabinet moved to switch from the use of metal detectors to security cameras at the Al Aqsa Mosque. The metal detectors had sparked a great degree of opposition from Palestinian worshipers. A wave of violence erupted between Israel, Palestine, and Jordan in the past two weeks. The violence started

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Turkey Holds Six Rights Activists In Custody
By admin July 18, 2017

On July 5th, 10 human rights activists, including the director of Amnesty International (AI)-Turkey, were taken into custody for involvement in terrorist activity. Prosecutors accuse the activists of aiding in crimes in the name of a terror organization, albeit not being a member. The activists released their statements shortly after this ruling had been made.

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Can Duterte Fight Fire with Fire?
By admin June 30, 2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been criticized for his brash, unfiltered, and borderline vulgar commentary when addressing sensitive domestic issues. Since his landslide victory in the 2016 election, Duterte has inaugurated hardline counter-drug and crime programs. His policies have human rights groups watching closely as persistent corruption and extrajudicial killings led Human Rights Watch to

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Are Qatar’s Contentious Relationships All Bad?
By admin June 23, 2017

Qatar, once one of the poorest Gulf states, is now one of the region’s wealthiest countries. The nation, rich in gas reserves, has received criticism from other Arab nations in the past for supporting various terrorist groups throughout the Middle East including Palestinian Hamas in Gaza and Islamist organizations in Egypt and Syria. Recent rifts

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Terrorist Attack In Bogota, Colombia Leaves Three Dead
By admin June 22, 2017

On Saturday, June 17th, a bomb was set off in one of Colombia’s largest malls located in Bogotá. Bogota’s Mayor, Enrique Peñalosa, has called this a “cowardly terrorist bombing.” President Juan Manuel Santos has launched an investigation and announced a USD $35,000 reward for information that may lead to the arrest of the culprits of

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