Balfour Declaration

Balfour Declaration: A Century of Bloodshed

A letter was all that it took for the British Empire to artificially (and accidentally) create the Israel-Palestine conflict on November 2nd, 1917. This letter, the Balfour Declaration, has caused a century of conflict in the Middle East between Jews and Arabs over Palestine. If at all, a solution to the conflict is as improbable as ever 100 years after the Zionists were promised “a National Home” by British Officials.
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Child Bride and Child Marriage in Pakistan

The Ignored Masses: Child Marriage and Inequality in Pakistan

Laws in Pakistan like the Child Marriage Restraint Act of 1929 makes it illegal for men and women under the age of 16 to get married. 21% of Pakistan’s young women under the age of 18 are forced to be child brides to men far older than them. Young girls, who are far too innocent to even understand what a marriage is, are forced into unknown terrain. Without any sex education, they allow their husbands to treat them in whatever manner they see fit simply because they don’t know their rights.
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Hezbollah and Hariri's resignation

Hariri’s Resignation: Is Israel Going to War with Hezbollah?

The politics of the Middle East have stirred once again as the (former) Prime Minister of Lebanon; Saad al Hariri, resigned from office during his urgent visit to Saudi Arabia. He cited potential threats to his life. Hariri’s resignation effectively plunges the country into political crisis. He blamed Iran-backed Hezbollah, his partners in government, for plotting his assassination.
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Serial knife killer in Karachi, Pakistan

Serial Knife Killer in Pakistan Terrorizing Streets of Karachi

Like any developing country, Pakistan has had its fair share of crime. Though statistics may prove otherwise, a new kind of fear wave has now hit Karachi in Pakistan. Several women have been attacked in Pakistan by what is now being known and talked about as the Serial Knife Killer of Karachi. It is not just one woman but several who have either died or have severely been injured by the hands of this serial killer.
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Executioners

Angels of Death: A Family of Executioners

Executioners are not something we hear about anymore. In Islam, Malak-Al-Maut is the name that is given to the angel of death who, according to what Islamic theologians say, was one of God’s most favorite angels. He was said to be loyal and was trusted with the task to separate souls from human bodies, something God only trusted him with, when the right time would come for any human.
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India Drugs

India in a Trance: The Gritty Reality of Drugs

A typical day in my life; I was busy on my phone, scrolling through Instagram and Facebook. That’s when I came across new memes about a child addicted to some “solution”. I passively ignored it, thinking it was just another meme. Little did I know the reality behind it. Spoiler: it’s related to drugs.
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pakistan sniffing glue

Sniffing Glue: New Street Drugs in Pakistan

Roaming the streets of Karachi in Pakistan on a chilly winter night in the part of town locals avoid, you will find kids huddled together getting high on glue. According to a foundation by the name of Azad Foundation, there are over 30,000 kids in Pakistan who are addicted to sniffing glue in order to get high.
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elephant poaching

Is China Secretly Poaching Elephants in Africa?

Let’s talk about elephant poaching in Africa. First of all, there is not a single African country where you won’t find a footprint of China. Over the last two decades, China has been expanding its territory to Africa in small but sure steps. In the past, Africa would have easily pass as a United States or European Union playground. For instance, the USA has had several army bases in Africa which ‘collaborate’ with local armies to fight terrorists or restore order in times of war. One of the largest is Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti which oversees the Horn of Africa. Likewise, the EU has been a major trade partner.
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Southeast Asia

Information and News from SouthEast Asia

Asia is a huge continent, and it’s sheer size holds just under 40% of the earth’s population, yet so much of the region remains largely underrepresented on the world stage. Southeast Asia in particular is vastly diverse area, from the unitary state of Muslim-majority Indonesia, with it’s landmass stretching across over 735,000 square miles, to the Catholic-dominated Philippine Islands, which sprawls the so-called Ring of Fire, the region’s earthquake and volcanic zone.
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