International

  • 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 ...

  • Where do the Palestinians live today?

    The following map published by Beirut-based Al Zaytouna Palestinian research centre has published this infograph showing where the Palestinians are living today. It is based on the statistics provided by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statis...

  • German Chancellor visits Cairo amid severe human rights violations by Egyptian Junta

    The German Chancellor Angela Markel visits Cairo amid reports of severe human rights violations by the Egyptian Junta led by Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi who overthrew President Mohammad Morsi, the first democratically President ...

  • Donald Trump rolls out Muslim Ban 2.0

    President Donald Trump Monday issued a new Muslim ban executive order that will temporarily halt entry to the U.S. for people from six Muslim  nations who are seeking new visas, though allowing those with current visas to travel freely...

  • Descendants of Slaves, Forerunners of Justice: American Muslims Must Stop Apologizing

    I had recently been asked to give a talk about “being an American Muslim in the United States.” Although wary of the uses and abuses of the term, I obliged. Islam is a religion propelled by values, not race nor, theoret...

  • Amnesty Intl warns: Politics of demonization breeding division and fear around the globe

    The Amnesty International says that politicians wielding a toxic, dehumanizing “us vs them” rhetoric are creating a more divided and dangerous world. The warning came in its 2017 annual assessment of human rights around the worl...

  • The Trump-Netanyahu Circus: Now, No One Can Save Israel from Itself

    The President of the United States can hardly be taken seriously, saying much but doing little. His words, often offensive, carry no substance, and it is impossible to summarize his complex political outlook about important issues. ...

  • US President Trump and expectations of Muslim World

    The world politics after Trump election is to have expected sharp changes, in the same direction as set by the victory of many nationalist or conservative leaders in Israel, Iran, Russia, India, and other countries in Europe. The new world orde...

  • Global entry privileges for Muslim-American travelers are quietly revoked

    The Seven-million strong American Muslim community, on the receiving end since the ghastly terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001, has ostensibly become target of President Trump's policies. While the January 27 travel ban may still be...

  • US report exposes India's mistreatment of minorities

    The report of the US Commission on Religious Freedom elaborates on how laws discriminate against Christians and Muslims.

  • The number of anti-Muslim hate groups on the rise in US

    The number of anti-Muslim hate groups nearly tripled from 34 in 2015 to 101 in 2016. That's just one of the dramatic statistics in a new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). This annual count from the SPLC includes groups l...

  • Farewell to Doublespeak: Israel’s Vision for the Future is Terrifying

    Empirical historical evidence combined with little common-sense are enough to tell us the type of future options that Israel has in store for the Palestinian people: perpetual Apartheid or ethnic cleansing, or a mix of both. ...

  • London Reverberates with Anti-Trump Muslim Ban, Thousands Take to the Street

    London (4 February 2017): Tens of thousands have attended a second demonstration in a week against Donald Trump’s ban on Muslims and British Prime Minister Theresa May’s support to him. Representative of one of the main organise...

  • Thousands Attend Emergency Protest Across UK; Condemn Trump’s Muslim Ban

    LONDON (31 January 2017): Thousands of Londoner protested outside Downing Street residence of Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday against what some call her “appeasement and complicity” in US President Donald Trump’...

  • The Paris Peace Conference: Signaling an End to a Western-dominated Era?

    No, it was not just 'another Middle East peace conference,’ as a columnist in Israeli ‘Jerusalem Post’ attempted to depict the Paris Peace Conference held on January 15, with top official representations from 70 ...

  • ‘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...