International

  • Spy Scandal puts another dent in Indo-Pak relations

    Last December, on X-mas day, Narendra Modi had made a surprising halt in Lahore on his way home from Kabul. His high-visibility stopover at his Pakistani counterpart's sprawling estate, in the outskirts of Lahore, was meant to wish Nawaz Sh...

  • Does Israel want the Palestinians to thank her for not exterminating them once and for all?

    Occupied Jerusalem: Like apartheid South Africa did to Justify its repulsive  approach  toward its majority  black citizens, Israel is making all sorts of  similarly despicable arguments to justify its decades-old evil occup...

  • Democracy and Human Rights Under Attack in Bangladesh

    Abdullah Al-Ahsan Even though not on a scale comparable to Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan, the South Asian Muslim-majority country Bangladesh has witnessed hundreds of extrajudicial killings in the street and in police custody as well as many ...

  • Israel wants neither Palestinian state nor Palestinians

    Occupied Palestine: Opposition leaders in Israel have been accusing the recalcitrant Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of effectively exposing Israel to an existential danger. They are alluding to the apparent liquidation by Israel of any remai...

  • The Scandal of the Panama Papers

    Dr Salman Butt   In the last day or two we have seen the beginning of the unravelling of what Edward Snowden has dubbed "the biggest leak in the history of data journalism."[1] This is the year-long global investigation l...

  • Non-violent BDS Should Be Welcomed, Not Condemned

    A thousand Israelis and their supporters gathered in Jerusalem’s International Convention Center on March 28 at a conference aimed at combating the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS). The conference was a display o...

  • Is Syria Testing Turkey’s Resilience?

    The Syrian catastrophe, now in its 6th year, looks increasingly like a hydra-headed monster not only devouring Syria itself but also exposing the weaknesses and vulnerabilities of its neighbours. It has, for instance, blatantly brought to t...

  • Syria: Federal Plan Means Fragmentation of Integral Homeland

    On the fifth anniversary of the start of the Syrian revolution, and as the brutal Russian occupation begins to withdraw part of its forces from the Syrian territory, we find that a group of aggressors who stand against the revolution and the sa...

  • Israel Helped Plan Overthrow Of Mohamed Morsi

    Seif al-Din Abdel-Fattah Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon admitted in his speech at the annual AIPAC conference, the largest Zionist lobby supporting Israel in the US, that the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi and the installation of E...

  • Another attack, another round of attack on "Islamists"

    Dr. Javed Jamil Every few months, a terrorist attack occurs somewhere in the West, and the international media gets a story to be discussed for weeks. The focus is not only the actual event but also its repercussions, with every report try...

  • Is Syria Testing Turkey’s Resilience?

    Erdogan may have stacked the cards on the Syrian refugees issue to his liking. However, the bottom line on the overall Syrian crisis and its likely end may not be to his satisfaction. The eventual price tag for Turkey may be costlier than expected.

  • If Syria is to Fall, others will Follow: The Pandora’s Box of Federalism

    The apparent sudden Russian military withdrawal from Syria, starting on March 15 left political commentators puzzled.   Few of the analyses offered should be taken seriously. There is little solid information as of why ...

  • Israel doesn’t want Palestinian state…or Palestinians

    Occupied Palestine: Opposition leaders in Israel have been  accusing the recalcitrant Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of effectively exposing Israel to an existential danger. They are alluding to the apparent liquidation by Israel of any...

  • A Call from India to boycott, divesment & sanction Israel

    Shubhda Chaudhary New Delhi, 6 March: An appeal for the total boycott of Israel was made on 6 March at the BDS India convention held here as a mark of protest against the apartheid policies and the genocidal campaign of Israel against Pale...

  • Success of BDS campaign is essential for Palestinian survival

    Occupied Palestine: The Israeli apartheid state seems to be taking the international campaign of boycott and disinvestment as well as other forms of protest against Israel's decades-old occupation of the Palestinian homeland more seriously ...

  • Solidarity Demonstration in London with JNU Students

    Demonstration outside Indian High Commission in London. They were joined by members of South Asia Solidarity Group, teachers and academics.

  • Why We Must Transcend the Clinton-Sanders Debate: The Middle East in US Foreign Policy

    24 Feb 2016: As US liberals and some leftists are pulling up their sleeves in anticipation of a prolonged battle for the Democratic Party Presidential nomination, the tussle becomes particularly ugly whenever the candidates’ foreign polic...

  • Messianic Shiism, western embrace of Sisi regime are main causes of ISIS terror

    When Iranian-trained Shiite Badr gangsters used electric drills to torture and murder Iraqi Sunni suspects following the downfall of the Saddam Hussein regime in 2004, many young Iraqis became mentally ready for joining the most extremist Jehad...

  • Lifting sanctions on Iran and redrawing of Mid-East map

    Zaboor Ahmad Islam’s schism simmering for 14 centuries does not explain all the political, economic and geostrategic reasons involved in the Middle East conflicts, but has become the dominant paradigm for the analysis of underlying t...

  • Using cool heads against terror

    Aijaz Zaka Syed After long years of reading from the hymn sheet provided by its hosts, sense finally seems to have dawned on the United Nations. The world body has apparently concluded that it is insanity, in the words of Einstein, to do t...