International

  • Palestine Retold: Palestine’s Tragic Anniversaries Are Not Only About Remembrance

    For Palestinians, 2017 is a year of significant anniversaries. While historians mark May 15th as the anniversary of the date on which Palestinians were expelled from their historic homeland in 1948, the fact is the ethnic cleansing...

  • Time for a decisive international intervention in Syria

    An international initiative is required to end the ongoing stupid and senseless civil war prolonged by a regime which wants to stay in power by any means. The Asad regime is incapable of unlearning its brutal habits while opposition is too fragmen...

  • Israel: Pot Decriminalization Could Be The Best Explanation Of Apartheid Yet

    An Israeli and a Palestinian are hanging out somewhere in the West Bank. Maybe they’re activists or old friends, an employer and an employee, catching up over a cup of coffee outside one of their homes. One of them pulls out a joint and s...

  • Palm Sunday church bombings in Egypt kill 44, wound dozens

    At least 44 people were killed and more than 100 more were injured in two Palm Sunday (April 9) attacks at two Coptic Christian churches in Egypt. The first bombing, in Tanta, a Nile Delta city about 100 km north of Cairo, tore through ...

  • Pope Francis meets 4 Imams to open a Christian-Muslim dialogue

    Pope Francis Wednesday (April 5, 2017) held a private audience with a delegation of four Imams from England who were accompanied by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster.  Pope Francis told the imams that lis...

  • President Trump welcomes Egyptian dictator, the butcher of Cairo

    President Donald Trump Monday, April 3, 2017, welcomed the Egyptian military dictator, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who assumed the title of  Field Marshal after arresting and deposing the democratically elected President Mohamed Mursi in...

  • Hawaii judge extends order blocking Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0

    Hawaii Federal Judge Derrick Watson extended his order blocking President Trump’s travel ban to six Muslim majority countries last Wednesday, as the state’s attorney general denounced the executive order as a “Muslim ban&rdquo...

  • German lawmaker accused of links with anti-Erdogan Gulen movement

    In a new low point in Bonn-Istanbul relations, Turkey has linked  Michelle Müntefering, a German lawmaker for the Social Democratic Party (SPD), with the supporters of self-exiled Turkish cleric Gehullah Gulen accused of master-mi...

  • Iraq rejects displaying Kurdish flag in Kirkuk fearing establishment of Greater Kurdistan

    The Iraqi parliament on Saturday, April 1, 2017, voted against raising the flag of Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on public buildings and institutions in the city of Kirkuk.  In a session attended by 186 member...

  • The Next Phase in the War on BDS: Why Israel Detained Omar Barghouti

    For a while, it seemed that Israel was capable of maintaining its occupation and denying Palestinians their rights indefinitely, while promoting itself as 'the only democracy in the Middle East'.

  • Mughals gave fish cutlets to the world

    If we look at the international cuisine scenario, it'll hurt us a bit to know that very few preparations are completely Indian, I mean originated on the sub-continent.

  • Canadian parliament passes motion against rising Islamophobia

    The Canadian parliament has passed a landmark anti-Islamophobia and religious discrimination motion that calls on politicians to condemn anti-Islamic behavior and rhetoric. It called on the government to recognize the need to "quell the pu...

  • UK report: Gulenists took part in failed Turkey coup

    A British parliament committee has released a report indicating evidence that individual members of Fethullah Gulen's group participated in Turkey's failed coup attempt. The failed coup attempt in July left more than 240 people dea...

  • EU-Turkey rift escalates as Germany says Gulen was not behind anti-Erdogan abortive coup

    The rift between the European Union and Turkey is escalating as President Erdogan has accused the EU countries of persecuting Muslims like Jews were during World War II while the spirit of fascism was running wild on the streets of Europe. ...

  • Nawaz Sharif 1st ever Pakistani Prime Minister to celebrate Holi Festival

    Islamabad (March 12, 2017): Patron-in-chief of Pakistan Hindu Council Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani has said that celebration of Holi reminds the symbolic great victory of good over evil. He was exchanging his views on the occasion of colorful cele...

  • Six years on, Syrian people share stories of hope for the future

    15 March 2017 – “There is still suffering and much pain - but what keeps us going on is our courage to hope and our continued resilience.” These are the words of Lola Mousa, who originally hails from the countryside near the c...

  • Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland block Trump's Muslim Ban.2

    Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland have blocked President Donald Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0. In their ruling both judges cited Trump's statements about Muslims during the presidential campaign. A federal judge in Hawaii Wednesday ord...

  • Only the Israeli Dead Matter: Israel's Failure at Investigating Its Bloody Wars

    At a glance, Israel appears a true democracy. Take a closer look, and that facade of democracy will soon dissipate, turning into something else entirely. Tuesday, February 28 was one of those moments. The chain of event...

  • Hawaii is first to sue over Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0

    Hawaii Wednesday (March 8) became the first US State to challenge President Donald Trump’s new Muslim Ban order rolled out on Monday. The State of Hawaii lawyers have called the travel ban nothing more than "Muslim Ban 2.0&qu...

  • Resisting Donald Trump's Violence Strategically

    It is already clearly apparent, as many predicted, that Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States would signal the start of what might be the final monumental assault on much of what is good in our world. Whatever our ...