Suheir Sheikh


April 21, 2023

What is happening in Sudan? | Timeline

  On Thursday, April 20, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed for a three-day ceasefire in Sudan to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. He said it would enable trapped civilians to escape, seek medical treatment, food and other essentials.  More than 300 people have been […] Read More...
February 20, 2023

The chemical spill from the Ohio train derailment

On February 3, a 9,300-foot-long freight train transporting hazardous chemicals owned by freight rail operator Norfolk Southern derailed in East Palestine, Ohio. With the potential for some of those hazardous materials to explode, authorities let the train operator conduct a “controlled explosion” on Feb. 6 that released […] Read More...
February 10, 2023

Timeline: China balloon

Tensions are on the rise after the U.S. shot down a Chinese balloon. China’s defense ministry now refused to take phone calls from Pentagon, saying it’s irresponsible for the U.S. military to use excessive military forces to attack a civilian airship. The U.S. accuses China […] Read More...
January 27, 2023

What will the Year of the Rabbit bring for China’s economy?

  China’s economic prospects in 2023 look promising according to Anthony Chan, former Chief Economist at JPMorgan Chase & Co., as the country reopens to the world. “Assuming the number of COVID infections during the new year is manageable,” 4.4% growth as the IMF projects […] Read More...
August 29, 2022

Untangling the Libyan Crisis as violence surges in the country

On Saturday, the capital of Libya, Tripoli, witnessed the country’s  heaviest fighting in two years.  What led to the latest events? 2011 Libya’s fault lines emerged as local factions took opposing positions in the NATO-backed uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, the de facto […] Read More...
August 25, 2022

U.S. midterms and the top voting issues

With fewer than three months until the U.S. midterm elections, the economy remains one of the key issues facing Democratic and Republican voters.  That finding comes in a national survey released this week by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. In addition, researchers say that following the Supreme Court’s […] Read More...
August 9, 2022

Biden signs bill to boost domestic semiconductor industry

U.S. President Joe Biden signed into law on Tuesday the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, pumping more than $50 billion into research and manufacturing of semiconductor chips. The law is aimed at reducing U.S. reliance on foreign suppliers for the production of the parts that […] Read More...
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