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Lebanon government resigns amid anger over Beirut explosion, widespread corruption
Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced on public television Monday that his cabinet was resigning following three days of protests over the Beirut explosion and alleged government corruption.On August 4 an explosion at Beirut's shipping po (More)
Rights organization calls for impartial investigation of Beirut blast
Human Rights Watch (HRW) called Thursday for an impartial investigation into the explosion at Beirut's shipping port on Tuesday. HRW said that the investigation, conducted by independent experts, should determine the causes and responsibility for the (More)
Analyzing the Sufficiency of Iran's Child and Adolescent Protection Law
Iran recently passed a law criminalizing abandonment, physical or emotional abuse of children, taking a major leap in terms of rights provided to children and juveniles. The Child and Adolescent Protection Bill was approved by the Guardian Council, t (More)
What If Trump's Electoral Defeat Coincides with a Nuclear Crisis?
"The masses have followed the magicians again and again...Socrates and Plato were the first to take up the struggle against them in clear awareness of what was at stake." - Karl Jaspers, Reason and Anti-Reason in our Time (1952) On absolutely all ma (More)
PM CARES: Necessity of a Locked Up 'Public Fund'
On 31st December 2019, China notified the World Health Organization about a cluster of pneumonia-like cases in Wuhan. Rapidly, the disease spread from one province of China to the rest of the world. The WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak, a pandemic (More)
Holding the US Accountable for the Killing of General Soleimani
On 3rd January, 3:13 pm (EST) President Donald Trump addressed one of the most high profile press conferences of the decade. He announced the killing of Major General Qasim Soleimani, head of the feared Iranian Quds force. Though there had been previ (More)
Federal appeals court blocks Trump appointee's bid to oust technology nonprofit leadership
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted an injunction on Tuesday that prevents Trump appointee Michael Pack, CEO of the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM), from removing and replacing officers of the Open Technology Fund (More)
Iran suspends execution of anti-government protesters following online campaign
Iran's supreme court on Sunday suspended the execution of three men convicted following the November 2019 anti-government protests.The Revolutionary Court in Tehran had in February 22 convicted the three men of moharebeh (waging war against God), (More)
Israel PM's corruption trial to hear witness testimony in January
A three-judge panel at the Jerusalem District Court on Sunday decided that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's trial would begin hearing its first witnesses in January 2021. The court, presided over by Judge Rivka Friedman-Feldman, decided to (More)
The Inequity and Technology Behind an Online Bar Exam
On July 15, 2020, the New Jersey Supreme Court released an Order declaring that the Bar Exam would be administered online. This would be the first time the NJ Bar exam was ever administered online. The move to online seems like a good idea amid a glo (More)