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UNFPA Session Highlights Crisis Affecting Women in Yemen

Sexual violence is an effective weapon of war. Not only does it brutalize and destroy the lives of its victims, but it creates a suffocating climate of fear that silences dissent. Modern warfare is inextricably linked to gender inequality, a fact too often overlooked by leaders charged with bringing an end to conflict.
Ongoing detention of American pastor causes US-Turkey relations to deteriorate

Ongoing Detention of American Pastor Causes U.S.-Turkey Relations to Deteriorate

U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, agreed at a meeting in Singapore on Friday to work on resolving a number of disputes that have disrupted the two countries’ relationship recently.

Turkey’s Economic Meltdown Could Have Repercussions for Global Market

On August 13, Turkey’s central bank promised that it would “take all necessary measures” to stabilize its economy, starting with providing its banks liquidity in the face of the collapsing Turkish currency, the lira.

Five Years On: The Troubled Legacy of Egypt’s Rabaa Massacre

Five years later, little has been done to redress the killings, and recent events in Egypt further illustrate the injustices that have been perpetrated against the protesters at Rabaa Square.
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Security Crackdown Continues in Egypt as 75 Participants in 2013 Demonstrations Sentenced to Death

A Cairo Criminal Court sentenced 75 people to death on July 28, 2018, for various crimes associated with their clash with security forces during an “illegal” protest to the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi.

Syrian Democratic Council and Assad Regime Agree to Roadmap to End Civil War

The SDC and Syrian regime agreed to form negotiating committees to address various aspects of the conflict and try to put an end to the seven-year conflict that has “exhausted the people and Syrian society.”

In Iraq, Corruption Impedes Potential Growth and Stability

Popular demonstrations have rocked many Iraqi districts since July 8. Protestors have decried the delicate social conditions under which the majority of Iraqis live. The immediate demands are to counter unemployment and the lack of some basic socia...
Hundreds More Migrants Enter Ceuta from Morocco, Intensifying Pressure on Spain

Hundreds More Migrants Enter Ceuta from Morocco, Intensifying Pressure on Spain

Upwards of 800 sub-Saharan African migrants stormed the border fences between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta early Thursday morning. Ceuta’s Guardia Civil reported that more than 400 were successful in setting foot on Spanish soil, thus e...

Europe, Ignoring Courts and Polisario, Approves Trade Deals with Morocco Covering Western Sahara

The fisheries agreement, which has existed since 2007, allows European ships to fish in Moroccan territorial waters in the Atlantic Ocean in exchange for $47.6 million in fees.
Discovery of Natural Gas Reserve Creates New Hope for Egyptian Economy

Discovery of Natural Gas Reserve Creates New Hope for Egyptian Economy

For many years, power cuts have been an inevitable part of daily life in Egypt, especially in the hot summer months.