A Houthi fighter patrols an area during Yemen’s civil war.
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Yemen’s brutal civil war has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. But a recent Beijing-brokered rapprochement between two regional powers could unlock a path to peace.
After eight years of bombs, missiles, destruction and hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths, it is the Yemeni people who have lost the most in this war.
Israelis opposed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s judicial overhaul plan set up bonfires and block a highway during a protest in March 2023.
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Despite Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent backtracking to ease civil unrest, Israel’s ability to deter external foes has already been weakened by wounds that are self-inflicted.
Saudi Arabia has moved closer to China as an ally.
Saudi Arabia is edging closer to China and away from the US, says an expert.
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The pattern of slow, cautious decision-making in Iran is a critical factor in the Iran nuclear negotiations that has widely been ignored.
An unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan, on a moon-lit night several years ago. Drone strikes are now a major feature of modern warfare, including in Ukraine and Syria.
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As Russia’s war in Ukraine illustrates, the use of lethal automated weapons, or LAWS, can always be justified. Their ability to desensitize their users from the act of killing, however, shouldn’t be.
Iranian women protesting the death of Mahsa Amini gather outside the Iranian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on Oct. 17, 2022.
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Narratives that pit secular protesters against a religious regime do not necessarily explain the protests in Iran or what they are calling for.
Saudi Arabia, to the surprise of many, chose China to broker its deal with Iran in March 2023.
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Saudi Arabia’s choice of China to broker its deal with Iran surprised many, but is consistent with its foreign policy agenda.
China’s president Xi met with the King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud in 2017.
Chinese leadership of a peace deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia, adds to their power in the region.
Opening the doors to Russia and China’s perception.
The setting was grand, so too was the plan. But behind the peace plan put forward by China and welcomed by Russia, is the question, what do both nations seek?
The federal government has a lot of cybersecurity resources, but the private sector plays a key role in national cyber defense.
The new National Cybersecurity Strategy reiterates the government’s focus on resilient infrastructure and taking the offensive against hackers. But it also brings a fresh approach to the private sector.
An Iranian woman protests the death of Mahsa Amini, who died after being detained by the morality police in Tehran in September 2022. This photo was taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran.
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Following a brutal government crackdown, Iranian protesters are organizing strikes, sit-ins, boycotts and publicizing their demands in the form of manifestos, charters and bills of rights.
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There are big power plays afoot in one of the world’s most contested and unstable regions.
From Beijing with friendship? It’s complicated.
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Detente between Tehran and Riyadh will not magically solve all the political and sectarian tensions in the Middle East.
On International Women’s Day, March 8 2022, demonstrations against the Iranian government’s treatment of women took place in cities across the world.
Girls’ schools have been at the centre of protests which are shaking the Islamic Republic to its core.
Women, life, freedom: protests against the oppression of Iranian women in Iran in Ottowa, Canada, September 2022.
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Increasing numbers of Iranians want a government of the people, not a monarchy or an Islamic theocracy.
The recent reports of poison attacks on over 1000 Iranian schoolgirls appears to be another shocking chapter in the war against girls’ education.
Rally taking place in Germany in solidarity of the protestors in Iran
Critics have said Australia should impose tougher sanctions on Iranian officials for the regime’s crackdown on protesters. But sanctions alone are not likely to work.
Rescue workers continue to clear rubble from collapsed buildings in Antakya, Turkey, six days after two powerful earthquakes caused scores of buildings to collapse.
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The devastating outcomes of earthquakes is worsened when buildings cannot withstand the impact. Also, increased urban density and new construction materials are complicating search-and-rescue efforts.
People gather around the body of a man who was killed when an enraged mob stoned him to death for allegedly desecrating the Quran, in eastern Pakistan in February 2022.
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A political scientist explains the history of blasphemy laws in Muslim-majority nations and how they play a role in silencing dissent.