International

  • UN Practicing Double Standards as Israel is Found Guilty of Apartheid

    Many have criticised the United Nations for practicing double standards and the withdrawal of a report on the apartheid practices of Israel from the website of a UN body; the Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA) fortifies this b...

  • Why Should Britain Apologize For the Balfour Declaration?

    Until now, the British government does not seem inclined to review its colonial behavior in Palestine, which led to the establishment of the Zionist state “Israel” there, and caused a catastrophe for the Palestinian people. They wer...

  • Walls and Militarized Police: How Israel Is Exporting Its Occupation to the United States

    Israeli footprints are becoming more apparent in the US security apparatus. Such a fact does not bode well for ordinary Americans. US Senate Bill S.720 should have been a wake-up call. The Bill, drafted by the Israel lobby group, A...

  • UK Remembers Gauri Lankesh, Stands in Solidarity against State Strangulation of Media

    UK Academics and Journalists Remember Gauri Lankesh, Express Solidarity with Indian Journalists Fighting State Strangulation

  • Federal judge in Hawaii blocks Trump's 3rd Muslim travel ban

    A federal judge in Hawaii on Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order against President Donald Trump's third Muslim travel ban, just hours before it was set to take effect on Wednesday October 18. Trump issued a proclamation on Septemb...

  • The Real Reason behind Trump’s Angry Diplomacy in North Korea

    Both Trump and Kim Jong-un are unsavory figures, driven by fragile egos and unsound judgement. Yet, they are both in a position that, if not reigned in soon, could threaten global security and the lives of millions.

  • Civil Advocacy groups disappointed by Supreme Court Order on Muslim Ban 2.0

    Civil advocacy groups are disappointed at the Supreme Court order on Muslim Ban 2.0. The Supreme Court of the United States Tuesday (Oct 10) issued an order in Trump vs. International Refugee Assistance Project dismissing the case from its dock...

  • What is Behind the Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation?

      Egypt's enthusiasm to arbitrate between feuding Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, is not the outcome of a sudden awakening of conscience. Cairo has, in fact, played a destructive role in manipulating Palestinian division...

  • 917 Egyptians sentenced to death since 2013 coup

    An Egyptian Court sentenced eight people to death on Tuesday and 50 others to life in prison for their role in a case known as the storming of Helwan Police Station. According to prosecution, on 14 August 2013 protesters stormed Helwan ...

  • Merkel and Corbyn: There’s Room for Decency in Public Life

    Two developments in Europe this week have brought cheer. First, Angela Merkel has held onto her job (even though only by the skin of her teeth). Secondly, the very citadel of western capitalism, The Economist, has editorially welcomed Jeremy Co...

  • In Their Own Words: When Trump and Obama Sounded the Same

    The nature of the rhetoric in Donald Trump's first speech at the United Nations General Assembly was largely predictable. Even his bizarre threat to “totally destroy North Korea” was consistent with his overall style a...

  • Referendum In Iraq’s Kurdish North Sets Cat Among Pigeons

    Iraqi Kurdish region’s planned referendum on September 25 for independence has set the cat among the pigeons. Last minute efforts are on to persuade the Kurdish autonomous region’s President, Masoud Barzani, to postpone the referend...

  • Appraising the Rohingya refugee situation in India and are Muslim countries shying away?

    In India, these days in TV debates, some persons ask as to why Muslim countries are not hosting the Rohingya Refugees. Talking of the world’s best practices in treating the Refugees, it's satisfying to know about Uganda.

  • Rohingya injured by landmines as they flee violence

    This week Just Asia begins with Burma, where many Rohingya are suffering horrific injuries and loss of limbs by landmines along the Burma-Bangladesh border in their attempt to flee the violence. After the militant Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army...

  • The Genocide of the Rohingya: Big Oil, Failed Democracy and False Prophets

    To a certain extent, Aung San Suu Kyi is a false prophet. Glorified by the west for many years, she was made a 'democracy icon' because she opposed the same forces in her country, Burma, at the time that the US-led western coalition iso...

  • Zionism is apartheid, and worse

    Sometimes confronting the naked truth is shocking – yet sobering. Israeli historian Benny Morris was alas right, when he concluded that “[T]ransfer was inevitable and inbuilt in Zionism – because it sought to tra...

  • Rohingya crisis: A concern for the region, India has completely surprised Bangladesh

    Reacting to the insurgent attacks on some police outposts and an army camp on August 25, the Myanmar security forces have unleashed a "war" of sorts against the Rohingya—an ethnic minority group living for centuries in the Rakhi...

  • American Muslims 16 years after 9/11

    The seven-million strong American Muslim community, though, remains under siege since 9/11/2001 but their plight has taken a new twist under President Donald Trump whose anti-Muslim policies alarmingly fomented hate crimes against them. ...

  • 'Israeli Arms Kill in Modi’s India': Human Rights Organisations Protest against Indo-Israel Arm Trade

    London (4 Sep 2017):  Human rights organisation South Asia Solidarity Group (SASG) and pro-Palestine organisations have protested, Monday, against arms trade between India and Israel. The protest was staged at the ongoing DSEi Arms Fair. ...

  • Heroes have feet of clay - The case of Aung San Suu Kyi

    Twelve Nobel Laureates ranging from octogenarian Archbishop Desmond Tutu to the young Malala Yousufzai have so far called upon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Laureate and State Counselor in Myanmar, to help stop the killings of Rohingyas in her co...