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Syrian Child-refugee Crisis and its Pitfalls
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Syrian Child-refugee Crisis and its Pitfalls

It is estimated that more than 6 million children have been brutally affected by the violent conflict zone of Syria and our children, and are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. This paper provides a critical analysis of the status of child refugees from Syria. Syria became one of the most dreadful conflict zones as […]

Iran: Dichotomy, Fault Lines & Lies
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Iran: Dichotomy, Fault Lines & Lies

Muslim women globally seek to be free from the hijab and burka. In India, it is the other way. Radical religious fanatics push for the regressive dress code. While the extremist Islamists – jihadists came to claim the link between hijab and Islam, women and girls have made attempts to free women from this barbaric […]

Hijab: A Symbol of Choice or Social Oppression?
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Hijab: A Symbol of Choice or Social Oppression?

Hijab has been one of the most tweeted and searched keywords on the internet in the past few months. After the students’ protest in Karnataka in early 2022, the question of the Hijab regained public consciousness after the death of Mahsa Amini in the state of Iran. Late Ms Amini was a 22-year-old Kurdish woman […]

Iran Claims Bahrain: Disruption in West Asia
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Iran Claims Bahrain: Disruption in West Asia

British-ruled Bahrain was claimed by Iran for the first time in 1957, when it was under the Shah’s reign and still a British protectorate. In 1970, the UN held a referendum asking the people of Bahrain whether they preferred an independent state for themselves or joining Iran. The populace overwhelmingly supported freedom and sovereignty. Israel […]

Lebanon Economic and Political Crisis
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Lebanon Economic and Political Crisis

Lebanon is facing unprecedented challenges both on the economic and political fronts with the devastating impact of the civil war on its economy visible even today. Since October of 2019, the Lebanese economy has been suffering from a severe financial crisis caused by a stop in capital inflows and the loss of income estimated at […]

Lebanon’s Economical and Political Crisis Explained
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Lebanon’s Economical and Political Crisis Explained

Lebanon is now facing unprecedented challenges both on the economic and political fronts. The foundations of Lebanon today were built 100 years ago. From a once thriving economy to a perpetual civil war, Lebanon has seen it all. Today, the country is in the midst of a serious political and economic crisis but how did […]

How Israel created a water Surplus that changed the Nation
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How Israel created a water Surplus that changed the Nation

Israel is a desert with few water resources, but today it generates 20% more water than it consumes. So how did Israel achieve it and what can the rest of the world learn from Israel’s example? Israel’s leadership in sustainable water management began with addressing the country’s most pressing issue: the uneven distribution of freshwater […]

Why is the Al-Aqsa Mosque a flashpoint in the Israel-Palestine relations?
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Why is the Al-Aqsa Mosque a flashpoint in the Israel-Palestine relations?

Background The strenuous relations between Palestinians and Israelis reared its head again after Israeli police stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque premises in East Jerusalem, as admirers gathered for early daytime prayers last month. According to Al Jazeera, Israeli police captured more than 300 Palestinians and harmed around 170 others on April 15. Al-Qibli Mosque and the Dome of […]