MECA cabinet to inform campus about the Middle EastBy Becca Robb | Echo Students met Monday to revive the Middle Eastern Collegiate Association (MECA), a cabinet striving to engage with Middle Eastern culture, politics and religion. MECA hopes to host local Muslims at panel discussions and give students a chance to pose […]
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Christians should engage with the world’s sufferingBy Joseph Mosse | Contributor Four years ago, I was in Ukraine. It was a tense time. A revolution threatened to spark a civil war while Russia stirred ominously across the border. A heavy sense of uncertainty and fear settled on everything and everyone as […]
Russia denies responsibility for attackBy Kaitie Christenberry | Echo More than 60 people died in less than 24 hours in a wave of airstrikes Wednesday night across Aleppo, Syria. The attackers targeted a group of buildings, which included a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders and the International Committee for […]
Despite the recent agreement for ceasefire, Russia has continued attacks on SyriaJulia Camera | Contributor Russian warplanes soared through northern Syria, bombing rebel regimes and breaching the ceasefire on Sunday. The US and Russia instilled the ceasefire on Feb. 27 in hopes of bringing urgent support to parts of the […]
Russia cuts diplomatic ties with Turkey after destruction of Russian aircraftBy Seth Brandle | Contributor After Turkish military shot down a Russian warplane on the border of Turkey and Syria in late November, international tensions escalated amidst the growing Syrian conflict. Turkey claims that after the Russian plane entered Turkish […]
Russia reaches an agreement with Syria, Iran, Iraq and Hezbollah to share intelligence in the fight against ISIS By Joseph Johns | Echo The Iraqi Joint Operations Command has promised the country will “help and cooperate in collecting information about the terrorist group (ISIS), according to Al-Jazeera.The Iraqi military will be […]
President Obama meets Putin at the U.N. summit to discuss policy concerning Syria By Tom Gbean | Echo The U.S. and Russia have long opposed each other on the world stage, but the antagonism reached a peaked when the leaders of the two nations met this week at the United […]
The U.S. takes notice of Russia’s military buildup in Syria.By Tom Gbean | Echo Russia rushes into Syria with questionable heavy armament and artillery while immigrants flood into Europe from the Middle East to seek refuge from war and persecution. Its most recent influx of military equipment caused the U.S. […]
As the war-weary West attempts to rally their populations for battle, the Islamic State group continues to ravage the Middle East. Should the US ally with Syrian President Bashar al Assad to confront ISIL? Is it appropriate for America to cooperate with Iran in Iraq?
Syria has continued to suffer the effects of a violent civil war that has lasted four years and shows no signs of ending. President Bashar al-Assad will come to the end of his term this summer, prompting president elections planned for July. The West has denounced this show of democracy as invalid, as the opposition likely has no chance of challenging Assad politically. Meanwhile, a diverse collection of opposition groups continues to use military force to accomplish the overthrow of Assad.