Update: Airstrikes have been implemented in Syria, but were they efficient?

Imagine the leader of our country, the leader of the people, the leader of the free world, ordering attacks on us. Imagine our loved ones dying and suffering in the street from a tragic chemical attack. We begin to fuel this hatred for the perpetrator, for those that caused this misery. And then, we find out it was the person who is supposedly representing our people. That is pure betrayal. Dozens of innocent civilians were killed, and hundreds were left in extremely unhealthy conditions of chemical weapon exposure, leaving the…

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Syria Undergoes a Terrible Attack, Will the U.S. Intervene?

Recently, there was a catastrophic chemical attack in Syria, in which over 70 people died, including innocent children. There are gruesome videos and pictures of people lying on the street, lifeless, many with white foam coming from their mouths and nostrils. Patients accumulated in the hospital with burning eyes and various breathing problems. Syrian civilians suffocated as a result of this attack, and as of now, President Bashar al-Assad is to blame. Trump has outwardly shown his disgust and disdain for the events that have occurred within Syria as of…

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Syria is still in trouble, and We need to Acknowledge this

Amal Kassir, poet, is seriously affected by the Syrian War and Crisis and pushes to help bring awareness and aid to the country The Syrian war entered its 8th year on March 15th, 2018. 465,000 people have been killed, 1 million injured, and 12 million displaced. Just recently, Syrian government forces have regained control of nearly all of Eastern Ghouta. The area has been the last rebel stronghold close to the capital Damascus. The region had been under control of the opposition to the government since 2013, and now, literally,…

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Saudi Arabia Requires Women to Win Custody of Children After Divorce

Women’s world in Saudi Arabia is beginning to shift. Women now not only have the right to drive, but they are also allowed to retain custody of their children after divorce. According to a Saudi Information Ministry statement, “the kingdom is making unexpected decisions these days by giving women more rights. They have their own space which is unusual since men in Saudi Arabia used to be on top of women in everything.” The decision was made in a program started in the past two years called “ Vision 2030”…

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Women Are People, Not a Commodity

An extraordinary event transpired amidst the 19th and 20th centuries which altered the course of history and transformed the world into life as we know it today. This century-long struggle has come to be known as the period of the women’s suffrage movement. Prior to that time, long before any of us were born, women were once considered as a mere commodity just like property. In fact, the United States in the early 1800s marked the era of white male dominance. It was a time when women were not permitted…

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