International

  • ‘The Power to Create a New World’: Trump and the Environmental Challenge Ahead

    The catastrophic climate change is no longer a subject for argument, at least on a mainstream level within the science community. Yet, as temperatures continue to rise, American efforts to combat global warming, sadly seem to decline. P...

  • Yemen war death toll reaches 10,000

    18 January, 2017: The UN envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, has said that the death toll in the Yemeni war had reached 10,000, up from the previous figure of 7,000. The UN envoy’s statement came after his talks in Aden wit...

  • French peace conference for Palestine-Israel ends up as damp squib

    Palestinian supporters and votaries for a just peace hoped that the 15th September may just tip the scales further in favour of the Palestinian claim to justice. Those hopes were a mere mirage.  In spite of the Palestinian Authority&rs...

  • The Balancing Act is Over: What Elor Azaria Taught Us about Israel

    For some, the ‘manslaughter’ conviction - following the murder by Israeli army medic, Elor Azaria, of already incapacitated Palestinian man, Fattah al-Sharif - is finally settling a protracted debate regarding where Israelis stand o...

  • In an open letter to US Congressmen, 90 civil advocacy groups oppose anti-Muslim rhetoric

    About 90 national religious, secularist, civil advocacy and civil rights organizations have urged  the members of Congress to "support core principles of the First Amendment and religious freedom in our country by denouncing anti-Musl...

  • Bill introduced in US Congress to designate Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist organization

    On January 9, Representative Mario Diaz Balart (R-FL), introduced a bill (H.R. 377) to ask the Secretary of State to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization. The following day,  Senator ...

  • Rally to Close Guantanamo at U.S. Supreme Court

    On January 11, 2017, a coalition of human rights activists, torture survivors, Guantanamo attorneys, 9/11 family members, and members of diverse faith communities held a "Rally to Close Guantanamo" outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Wa...

  • Enough Fearmongering: Only One Democratic State is Possible in Palestine and Israel

    Long before December 28, when Secretary of State, John Kerry took the podium at the Dean Acheson Auditorium in Washington DC to pontificate on the uncertain future of the two-state solution and the need to save Israel from itself, the...

  • US: Senate Democrats introduce bill to block Trump Muslim registry

    On January 5, 2017, nine Democratic senators filed a bill blocking the executive branch from registering people based on religion, race, gender, age, national origin or nationality.

  • A Blessing in Disguise? The Trump Presidency May be Better for Palestine

    Israel is dizzy. January 20th has been like another Christmas Day and Donald Trump is jolly old Santa Claus bearing gifts. The writing is already on the wall as President-elect Trump has appointed an extremist, David Friedman, as the ...

  • India alarmed at Russia, China, Pakistan talks on Afghan Taliban

    The Times of India said as Russia, China and Pakistan work towards building a new axis in Afghanistan to accommodate Taliban as a tool against the Islamic State terror group, it could have unforeseen consequences for the Russia-India relationsh...

  • Palestine: Two Hundred European Jurists Support The BDS Movement

    This represents an unprecedented mobilization in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement which took form on December 10th, on the occasion of the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Some 200 lawyers...

  • Palestine 2017: Time to Bid Farewell to Washington and Embrace the Globe

    There is no doubt that the UN Security Council condemnation of Israel on Friday, December 23, was an important and noteworthy event.   True, the United Nations’ main chambers (the Security Council and the General Assembly) an...

  • When the Muslims of Burma were free

    Z A Rahman The Rohingya Muslims are predominantly from the region in Myanmar, Burma, called Arakan. It is also known as the Rakhine State which has exerted considerable political and cultural influence on the Southern and South-Eastern par...

  • 2016, the worst year for American Muslims since 2001

    This story best reflects the dilemma of the seven-million-strong Muslim American Community during the presidential election year. The year 2016 was perhaps the worst year for American Muslims since 2001 . The New York Times pointed out:...

  • Who planted the so-called ‘fake news’ about Israeli threat to destroy nuclear-armed Pakistan?

    The social media and news media is blaming Pakistan for reacting to the www.wednews.com report which was false or fake. Interestingly, the news media did not question who planted such a report?

  • Putin orders expansion of Russia’s naval base in Tartus, Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday (Dec. 23) ordered the expansion of the Russian naval base in the Syrian port city of Tartus, according to the Russian media. The expansion of the naval base comes days of the capture of ...

  • Fascism Knocking at America’s Door

    My 7-year old grandson captured the latest mood in U.S. so succinctly in these simple words: The Americans are dumb, he said. Who else would've elected Donald Trump for their President? Trump's candidacy had started as nothing more ...

  • American-Muslims Should Have a Multi-Pronged Approach to Trump

    Kaleem Kawaja A news report yesterday said that the American Jewish League (AJL) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) have formed a joint task force called " Muslim-Jewish Advisory Committee', that will hold talks with ...

  • Muslim Turkey abandoning hopes to join Christian EU

    Abdus Sattar Ghazali The European parliament on 24 November voted overwhelmingly to end EU accession talks with Turkey. The majority of lawmakers in the European Parliament voted to halt membership talks with Turkey after Ankara's post...