International

  • 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...

  • BRICS Summit Against the Backdrop of Plummeting Washington-Moscow Relations

    Two recent events will influence attitudes at the 9th BRICS summit at Xiamen, China, from September 3 to 5 – Doklam and Trump’s decision to send more troops to Afghanistan.  ...

  • Kofi Annan commission submits its final report on Rakhine State, Myanmar

    Yangon:  After one year of consultations held across Rakhine State and in other parts of the country and the region, the Advisory Commission headed by the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, submitted its final report to Burmese author...

  • Israel’s newest tourist attraction: family fantasy camps teach how to kill -- coming soon to the US

    Come visit Israel, where you can stop by the Western Wall, tour the Holocaust Museum, view the Dead Sea Scrolls, and shoot live bullets at cardboard cutouts of Palestinian terrorists!

  • Trump’s strategy may drive Pakistan closer to Russia and China

    Beijing and Moscow have come to Pakistan’s defense in light of President Donald Trump’s Afghan and Pakistan strategy unveiled last Monday. After China’s strong message defending Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan a...

  • Civil advocacy groups denounce Trump's pardon of Shariff Arpaio

    Civil rights groups and Democrats Friday condemned President Donald Trump's decision to pardon former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of disobeying a court verdict ordering his agency to stop racially profiling Latinos. ...

  • Nuclear Apocalypse: Trump and Kim Should Not Hold the World Hostage

    Both Trump and Kim are dubious 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.

  • Saudi Arabia wants out of Yemen war

    Saudi Arabia's crown prince has told two former US officials that he "wants out" of the two-year war he started in Yemen, and that he is not against US rapprochement with Iran, Al Jazeera reported Tuesday (August 15) quoting leake...

  • Al-Araqeeb Village: Palestinian Bedouins Refuse to Surrender 116 Times

    On August 1, the Palestinian Bedouin village of Al-Araqeeb was destroyed for the 116th time. As soon as Israeli bulldozers finished their ugly deed and soldiers began evacuating the premises, the village resident immediately began rebuildi...

  • Hizbullah shows the war on Terror can be won

    Many lessons can be drawn by the recent victory of Lebanese resistance forces. Which was represented by Hezbollah party and supported by Syrian and Lebanese armies where Jabhat Al Nusra Front, which is affiliated to Al Qaeda, was defeated in Jr...

  • American Muslims alarmed at Minnesota mosque bombing

    The seven-million strong American Muslim community is alarmed over Saturday’s mosque bombing in Minnesota, which the community sees as a further evidence of an anti-Muslim backlash that has worsened in recent months. A blast ...

  • ‘The Palestine Exception’: War on BDS is now a War on American Democracy

    The US government is declaring war on the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The fight to defeat BDS has been ongoing for several years, but most notably since 2014. Since then, 11 US states hav...

  • Turkey and Qatar stage joint military exercises amid Doha blockade

    Turkish and Qatari navies have carried out a joint exercise as Qatar's economic blockade by Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries entered into third month. The Qatari military said the exercise was aimed at exchanging information, t...

  • From Moeen Ali to Ranji: Hindu-Muslim in Cricketing Diaspora

    My guess is that Hindus overseas involve themselves in matters more serious than cricket. Most of these players do not lend themselves to significant sociological analysis.

  • The Politics of American Muslim demographics

    On Thursday July 26, PEW Research Center released the findings of its 2017 survey of U.S. Muslims which estimated the population of American Muslims at 3.35 million. This estimate is projection of Pew's survey of 2011 which estimated the po...

  • Power to the People: Why Palestinian Victory in Jerusalem is a Pivotal Moment

    Neither Fatah nor Hamas have been of much relevance to the mass protests staged around Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. Neither have American pressure, half-hearted European 'concern about the situation' or cliché Arab decla...

  • Pakistan’s Prime Minister steps down after Supreme Court disqualified him for dishonesty

    Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif’s third term in power ended Friday (July 28) unceremoniously after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding public office in a landmark unanimous decision on the so-called Panam...

  • Pakistan’s Prime Minister steps down after Supreme Court disqualified him for dishonesty

    Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif’s third term in power ended Friday (July 28) unceremoniously after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding public office in a landmark unanimous decision on the so-called Panam...

  • The politics of Textbook Jihad

    The final version of Turkey’s national school curriculum has left evolution out and added the concept of jihad as part of Islamic law in books. Announcing the new school curriculum, Turkish Education Minister İsmet Yılmaz tol...

  • Erdogan: Turkey inks deal to buy S-400 Russian missiles

    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Tuesday that Turkey has signed a deal to buy Russian S-400 missiles. He made the announcement while addressing the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lawmakers in parliament. He said the ...