ISIS Siege in the Philippines that Nobody Knows About

On May 23rd, 2017, ISIS affiliates Maute and Abu Sayyaf Salafi Jihadist groups, already living in the city, began the siege of Marawi, Philippines, after Philippine military forces attempted to intercept the head of Abu Sayyaf Salafi, Isnilon Hapilon. This led Hapilon to call for several hundred Maute reinforcements, which began the now 3 week battle […]

Several Arab Countries Cut Diplomatic Ties With Qatar

Egypt, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates, all led by Saudi Arabia, have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar. These countries have blocked off their air, sea, and land routes to the small peninsular state, and have given Qatari citizens and diplomats 2 weeks to return to their country. This move was made because of Qatar’s […]

Sanctions on North Korea Over Missile Tests

The United Nations Security Council (made up of China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, the United States, and 10 other temporary U.N. member countries) laid down a new set of sanctions on North Korea in response to their aggressive missile tests and attempt to develop a nuclear warhead capable of hitting the continental United States. […]

Missile Defense Success in Pacific

The United States has successfully tested a missile defense system in the Pacific Ocean using a mock intercontinental ballistic missile that it “intercepted and destroyed.” This tests brings increased confidence on behalf of the US that a North Korean nuclear missile fired at the continental United States can in fact be blocked. The military will […]