Yemen’s current crisis remains one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world — the result of widespread hunger, disease and ongoing civil war. More than 24 million individuals (close to 80% of the total population) are in dire need ...

As the soccer world prepares for its biggest event of the year, many are continuing to question the ethics of holding the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Allegations of corruption and severe human rights violations have followed the preparations ...

Resource-rich countries have become increasingly apparent in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. Countries, such as those that are a part of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), have structures defined by their resource-rich nature in areas such as oil. ...

In February 2022, the turbines of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) — located nine miles into the Ethiopian side of the Ethiopia-Sudan border and on the Blue Nile tributary — were turned on and began generating electricity. Up and ...

The international community has long kept a watchful eye on Iran and its nuclear program. Over the last decade, the Islamic Republic of Iran has taken significant steps toward enriching uranium and reaching the threshold for an atomic weapon. This ...

LOS ANGELES — A raid by U.S. special operations forces in Syria on Feb. 3 resulted in the death of Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, leader of ISIS. Surrounded by troops at his home, al-Qurayshi refused to surrender and instead detonated ...

LOS ANGELES — In August, U.S. President Joe Biden decided to withdraw American military troops from Afghanistan, citing the need to end the “forever war” that created over two decades of conflict.  Shortly after this decision, a swift takeover of ...

By Thomas Chow and Ruhi Ramesh LOS ANGELES — Imagine if your favorite sports team suddenly got an unlimited amount of money to spend. They would be able to recruit star players, invest in upgrades to their facilities and eventually ...

LOS ANGELES — 87% of the world’s population agrees that education is a vital part of a child’s development. Yet, in Afghanistan, nearly two-thirds of girls do not attend school or have access to education. How has this egregious disruption ...

LOS ANGELES — Although shaky, Sudan’s democratic transition seemed to be working. However, two years into the process, the country once again faces grave democratic instability. In late October 2021, U.S. Envoy to the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman met ...