ISIS Attacks Iraqi Embassy in Kabul

Afghan security forces fought gunmen following a suicide attack outside the Iraqi embassy in the capital city of Kabul. A bomber blew himself up in front of the embassy’s gates, then three other gunmen entered the compound. Two Iraqi embassy employees were killed and three people including a police officer were injured. This is the first attack on the city’s Iraqi embassy and is just … Continue reading ISIS Attacks Iraqi Embassy in Kabul

Saudi Bloc Once Again Demand More from Qatar

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE have demanded that Qatar address its 13 demands and then the bloc would be “ready for dialogue.” The demands included the closure of the news giant Al-Jazeera and reducing ties with Iran, who is the number one rival of Saudi Arabia. Qatar’s lawyers have called the move by the bloc “reminiscent of the extreme and punitive conduct of … Continue reading Saudi Bloc Once Again Demand More from Qatar

Pakistan Prime Minister Resigns After Court Ruling

The Supreme Court in Pakistan has ruled that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is not qualified to remain in office on Thursday. The release of the Panama Papers in 2015 revealed Sharif’s children had links to offshore companies, which has ultimately led to the resignation of Sharif as prime minister. Not a single one of the 18 prime ministers of Pakistan have completed a full term … Continue reading Pakistan Prime Minister Resigns After Court Ruling

Lebanese Prime Minister Meets With Anti-Islam President

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in Washington on Tuesday seeking additional U.S. aid to help deal with the flood of Syrian refugees to his home country. Syrian refugees now make up a quarter of Lebanon’s population of six million people with the number expected to grow. Hariri stood next to a man who sought to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S. during the … Continue reading Lebanese Prime Minister Meets With Anti-Islam President

U.N. Accuses Saudi Coalition of Deadly Migrant Boat Attack off Yemen

The United Nations have released a report outlining an attack of a Somali migrant boat off Yemen conducted by Saudi Arabia-led military coalition. The coalition has denied striking the boat in the Red Sea near the port of Hodeidah, which killed 42 people and injured 34 of the more man 140 people onboard. The U.N. report details how a 7.62mm caliber weapon from an armed … Continue reading U.N. Accuses Saudi Coalition of Deadly Migrant Boat Attack off Yemen

Israel to Remove Metal Detectors from Holy Site

A loud outcry from Palestine and Jordan have led to the removal of metal detectors from outside a holy site in East Jerusalem on Tuesday. Israel said the extra security was necessary to prevent weapons from being smuggled in, but worshippers saw this as a move by Israel to assert further control over the holy site. It is also possible that Israel agreed to remove … Continue reading Israel to Remove Metal Detectors from Holy Site

Unrest Between Israel and Jordan Over Shooting

Tensions have risen between the Jewish State and neighboring Arab state over an altercation between an Israeli security officer and local Jordanian. Near the Israeli Embassy in Amman, an Israeli guard shot dead a Jordanian attacker and inadvertently shot a second Jordanian. The attack comes as thousands of Jordanians protested in Amman against the installation by Israel of metal detectors outside the East Jerusalem site … Continue reading Unrest Between Israel and Jordan Over Shooting