By: Maiy Chaabani
January 19th, 2021
During the 2011 Arab Spring, Libya’s longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi was assassinated, resulting in Libya becoming a state of anarchy. During this unprecedented time, the Libyan people turned against one another and fought to fill the power vacuum that had appeared. The battle for Libya's capital hasn’t stopped since, and a man named Khalifa Haftar is determined to take over.
By: Areej Shaikh
January 6th, 2020
On August 13, 2020, the Minister of Foreign Affairs for The United Arab Emirates, Anwar Gargash, announced that the UAE had made deals with the Israeli government in order to normalize relations with Israel, in what will be known as a historic tipping point in Middle Eastern politics.
By: Eliz So
January 4th, 2021
Brexit, a word heard so often nowadays, is a combined word of Britain and exit. It refers to the United Kingdom exiting the European Union. If we look at Brexit’s cost and compare it to coronavirus, the price of Brexit is even higher than coronavirus. So what is Brexit? Why does it cost so much damage to the economics of the United Kingdom? And most importantly, how does it affect you?
By: Mara Rotaru
December 28th, 2020
On September 27th, 2020, Armenian and Azeri forces clashed along the Nagorno-Karabakh Line of Contact, ripping the bandaid off of a centennial wound. The most severe outbreak of hostilities in the separatist region since the late 1990s is spilling into its fourth week, with a death toll approaching 1,000 and no end in sight.
Indian resources and industries were depleted before gaining independence, and the socioeconomic status of the nation was in ruins. A lot was done to alleviate the perils that the young nation faced leading to various successes and failures.
By: Issac Vinu
December 3, 2020
The regions of Central Asia and the Middle East are considered some of the most economically diverse parts of the world. The dependence of the Central Asian economy on oil, tourism, and various other resources has led to an economic crisis fueled by the isolation presented by the pandemic. The International Monetary fund recently reported that many Central Asian and Middle Eastern regions are facing an unprecedented economic downturn. This report also brings to light their heavy dependence on tourism and oil.
November 11, 2020
Thirty years later, the German reunification has been a resounding success as East Germans were freed from the yoke of communism. In three decades, the new liberated Germany has been a steady and pragmatic presence on the European scene....
October 11, 2020
On August 4th, 2020, a massive explosion ripped through the Lebanese capital of Beirut. Over 200 people were killed and thousands of others were injured. Lebanese authorities have since stated that the blast was the result of the detonation of 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that was stored unsafely at the Port of Beirut....
By: Eimaan Shahid
September 13, 2020
You have probably heard it a thousand times: if you have a roof over your head, clothes on your back, and food in the fridge, be grateful. Living in North America, many of us have been so accustomed to these luxuries in our life that having our basic needs readily available to us does not require a second thought....
August 25, 2020
Following the heightening of government-led terrorism in recent years, the CPC (Communist Party of China) of the People’s Republic of China has resorted to extremism and other forms of excessive ethnic cleansing to fulfil their agenda of Sinicization...
July 24, 2020
India’s treatment of minorities and in particular her Muslim population has recently surfaced on the international stage as a trend towards systemic oppression, suppression of cultural and religious identities, a rise in intolerance and discrimination.
By: Ayshka Najib
July 11, 2020
Global witness figures reveal that last year, more than three environmental activists were murdered each week on average, with countless more criminalized. The injustice faced by environmental activists is reprehensible. Hence it is high time that people stood in solidarity with the environmental defenders.
By: Abbie Seto
July 1, 2020
While the rest of the world protests against racism, fights for human rights, and speaks up about injustices, the Bill 1 law was passed on June 17th, 2020 in Alberta. This bill worked to spark controversy amongst Albertans and Canadians. Bill 1 is also known as the Critical Infrastructure Defence Act and was initially proposed on February 25th, 2020 by the Albertan Premier, Jason Kenney....
By: Mohamed Ahmed
June 24, 2020
It is no secret that the Middle East is one of the most unstable regions in the world. Many of its governments are led by undemocratic rulers, there are countless militia groups that spread chaos and unrest throughout the region, and its nations are seemingly in constant conflict amongst themselves, as well as with nations outside of the region...
By: Shayan Siddiqui
June 10, 2020
Canada prides itself as a nation that is progressive, free, and that cares about human rights. Time and time again, Canada has supported sanctions and embargoes against regimes with appalling histories of human rights violations. However, when it comes to China, Canada consistently prioritizes its economic relationships over doing what is right....
By: Abbie Seto
June 5, 2020
This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has landed the world in some very unprecedented times. In the matter of a few short weeks, life was reimagined, and everybody was struggling to grasp this new norm. COVID-19 is a newly discovered cause of the coronavirus, which is an infectious family of viruses.
By: Julia Wang
June 3, 2020
On May 25th, George Floyd died not long after a police officer kneeled on his neck for at least 7 minutes. This was done proceeding arrests that were made on the alleged basis of forging a $20 dollar bill at a grocery store. Sadly, this type of story is not rare and the patterns that exist between each circumstance demonstrate a strong correlation to racism and prejudice towards minority groups....
By: Andrew Wei
May 28, 2020
History tells grand conquests of extraordinary generals, tactical masterminds on the battlefield, and tyrannical rulers devastating the kingdom. It portrays the power and politics of the nobility and the crooked dealings of the Church. It tells the victories of the privileged elite....
By: Arya Khadka
April 20, 2020
The biological phenomenon of menstruation is indefinitely linked to the foundation sustaining human life and mankind, a process which shouldn’t be seen as sinful and an act of shame. This reality of normalizing menstruation amongst adolescent youth and women is only a dream for many in Nepal, primarily western districts of Nepal who continue to rigidly practice the social tradition of Chhaupadi Pratha - a form of menstrual exile...
By: Aysha Rasha
April 20, 2020
On February 3, the New York Times quoted the desperate plea of a Yazidi, a member of an ethnic-religious group facing communal extermination in the hands of ISIS terrorists. In simple, but moving terms he summed up the plight of his people, ‘Please help us. They are killing us and kidnapping our women and children.’...
By: Hanson Feng
April 15, 2020
All after a major corruption scandal, unmet fiscal promises, and policy that alienated the west; Trudeau still came out on top on a 2019 Monday night with minority control of the house all after what many Canadians called a battle of “evil versus evil...