Migrants transiting on the Central Mediterranean route often face extensive danger and exploitation. The international community is responsible for revising its current policies and ensuring safe access to asylum for these individuals.
Rahma is originally from Karachi, Pakistan, but grew up in Canada and the United Arab Emirates. She is currently in her final year at the University of British Columbia, studying International Relations and Political Science. Her areas of interest include Middle Eastern politics, human rights, and the intersection between religion and politics. When not studying, she loves to do anything creative, from taking photographs to painting.
Targeted killings by the US government have become increasingly common, raising ethical and legal concerns over the usage of drone technology, the conduct of the war, and civilian casualties.
On January 1, a decree issued by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan appointed Melih Bulu the new head of Istanbul’s Bogazici University. A few days later, students and staff broke out in protest in response to the news. Historically, Turkish universities, and in particular Bogazici University, have been spaces where
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Nearly a quarter of countries in the world have some kind of blasphemy laws in place. However, only some come as close to the extreme blasphemy laws of Pakistan. This has become more apparent because of the widespread support for these laws that the people of Pakistan have seen in