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Islamic State Grows in Power Despite Syrian Air Strikes

Islamic State Grows in Power Despite Syrian Air Strikes

Syria is said to have launched air strikes in Western and Northern Iraq to slow down the insurgency but despite their best efforts the civilian casualties remain high while the Islamic State grows in power. The air strikes were allegedly an effort on part of the Syrian government. They have only escalated the already taught tension between […]

Sudan: Medical and Mental Health Challenges in Times of Crisis [Video]

Sudan: Medical and Mental Health Challenges in Times of Crisis [Video]

Sudan and South Sudan are in crisis. Between the two sub-Saharan African nations, 2.2 million nationals are displaced from their homes; a number which does not include refugees from neighboring countries. “The profound impact of displacement penetrates every aspect of a community. Every age group, gender, socio-economic status, religion,” said Erin Downey, Sc.D., MPH and […]

Syria Attack Leaves One Israeli Teen Dead

Syria Attack Leaves One Israeli Teen Dead

An attack  from Syria leaves one Israeli teen dead, officials reported on Sunday. A 13-year-old Israeli boy was on the occupied Golan Heights and became the first Israeli fatality since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, military reports. Following the attack, Israeli tanks fired at the Syrian army.  The attack on Golan Heights was […]

Syria Hit by Israeli Airstrikes

Syria Hit by Israeli Airstrikes

Syria was hit by Israeli airstrikes and tank rounds today. The attacks come in retaliation for a rocket attack earlier in the day that destroyed an Israeli vehicle in the Golan Heights on the Syrian border that killed a young boy and injured his father. The Israeli action is the first serious cross border attack by […]

Refugees Nearly 50 Million Worldwide!

Refugees Nearly 50 Million Worldwide!

On June 20 each year, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and other international and civic organizations celebrate World Refugee Day, to shed light on the plight of millions of people who flee their homes to protect themselves and their families from conflict and persecution in their country. The United Nations’ High Commissioner, Antonio Gutteres, released on this […]

Bashar al-Assad Reelected as President

Bashar al-Assad Reelected as President

As many had expected, Bashar al-Assad was reelected president by a landslide in Syria’s 2014 elections, which took place on Tuesday. Assad won 88.7 percent of the vote, Hassan al-Nouri received 4.3 percent and Maher Hajjar received 3.2 percent. Assad’s victory was announced in a televised address by Mohammad Jihad al-Laham, Parliament Speaker. According to officials, […]

Suicide Bomber in Syria Confirmed as American Citizen

Suicide Bomber in Syria Confirmed as American Citizen

The suicide bomber who was involved in an attack in the northern Syrian province of Idlib on Sunday has been confirmed to be an American citizen, identified as Moner Mohammad Abusalha. This is believed to be the first time that an American has been involved in such an incident in the three-year-old conflict. Jabhat al-Nusra, […]

Bashar al-Assad Runs for President

Bashar al-Assad Runs for President

President Bashar al-Assad is again running for another seven-year term as president. His opponent is Hassan al-Nouri, 54, a businessman who was educated in the United States (U.S.) at the University of Wisconsin. Syrian rebels have expressed their strong skepticism of Nouri’s candidacy. They stated that the government is merely putting on a show for […]

Iraq Buys Aircraft from Pakistan Following Iran, Syria & Saudi Arabia

Iraq Buys Aircraft from Pakistan Following Iran, Syria & Saudi Arabia

Iraq like its neighbors Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia, has placed an order with Pakistan to buy MFI-395 ‘Super Mushshak’ trainer aircraft.  Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a high level meeting with Iraqi officials committed to extend full support to Iraqi Defense Forces in imparting necessary training to its personnel and development of infrastructure […]

Violence in Syria Continues With Recent Car Bombing

Violence in Syria Continues With Recent Car Bombing

On Thursday, May 15th, 2014 Syria was victim to yet another act of violence when a car bomb crossing the border detonated. The explosion killed seventeen people as well as wounded many more. This is not the only bombing or act of violence that has happened in Syria recently, nor is it likely to be […]

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