HEARD VS. DEPP AND THE CONSEQUENCES FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS

Sun 19 June 2022:  It has been several weeks since the verdict of the Heard vs. Depp trial; however, it seems that the aftermath will have long-term effects on several issues, as specialists point out. What happened in the courtroom? In 2018, Heard penned her now-infamous op-ed in The Washington Post, claiming she experienced domestic abuse […]

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DEMOLISHING MUSLIM PROTESTORS’ HOMES: INDIA IS TAKING A LEAF OUT OF ISRAEL’S BOOK

Sat 18 June 2022:  Over the weekend Indian authorities bulldozed several homes belonging to Muslims in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh (UP). The homeowners were alleged to have taken part in organised protests on Friday in response to inflammatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) made by the now ousted spokesperson for the […]

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WILL PROPHET REMARKS CONTROVERSY SHAKE INDIA-MIDDLE EAST TRADE?

Thu 16 June 2022:  Gulf nations will watch protests in India closely with both sides having billions riding on investments and trade. India’s political ties with the Gulf region may be strained over insulting remarks made by members of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against Prophet Muhammad, but the jury is out on whether tensions will […]

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SIXTH DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF ALI–THE HUMBLE AND GREATEST BOXER IN HISTORY

Fri 03 June 2022: It was today, exactly six years ago, on 3rd of June 2016, that the butterfly flew away forever and the bee could sting no more. Muhammad Ali, the greatest athlete of the 20th century, moved away from our lives into history. Some people still wonder why does he deserve to be called The Greatest? The […]

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RUSSIA ‘LOSING’ THE WAR IN UKRAINE AND UNITING THE WEST: ANALYSTS

Fri 03 June 2022: Western experts say Moscow’s limited territorial gains in 100-day-long incursion have come at an enormous cost. The war in Ukraine has demolished the myth of Russian military might, cemented the Western alliance, bifurcated global finance and trade and devastated Ukraine’s economy. The conflict, triggered by Russia’s full-scale invasion of its neighbour 100 days […]

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YOUR MAJESTY: SAY SORRY TO MARK YOUR PLATINUM JUBILEE AND HELP END THAT POISONOUS HISTORY

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II waves to the crowd as she rides an elephant next to Maharaja of Jaipur Man Singh II at the City Palace in Jaipur on January 24, 1961 [-/CENTRAL PRESS/AFP via Getty Images] Thu 02 June 2022: The British Empire once ruled over a quarter of the world’s population, from North America […]

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IMRAN KHAN COULD BE UP AGAINST SPIES, LIES AND BLACK PROPAGANDA IN PAKISTAN

Sun 29 May 2022: Millions of Pakistanis are being asked to converge on the capital Islamabad by charismatic ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan and his supporters who claim that he was removed from office in a dirty tricks campaign run by US intelligence agents because his policies were against America’s regional and global interests. The […]

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IRAN CAN STILL TURN LOSSES INTO VICTORIES IF IT ABANDONS BLATANT SECTARIANISM

Sun 22 May 2022: The Arab and Islamic world, with its Sunni majority, did not look at the regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran through a sectarian lens. Ayatollah Khomeini was seen as a leader standing up against the oppression of the Shah, Western domination and Israeli influence. Despite the bitterness of the Iran-Iraq […]

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‘TEXTBOOK REPEAT’: INDIA COURTS HEAR HINDU-RELICS-IN-MOSQUE PLEAS

Thu 19 May 2022:  India’s top court and a court in Varanasi hear petitions filed by Hindu groups claiming a Mughal-era mosque has relics of Lord Shiva. India’s Supreme Court has overturned a lower court’s order banning mass prayers at a 17th-century mosque in northern India after a survey team said it found relics of […]

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OVER HALF OF THE WORLD’S CARBON EMISSIONS COME FROM JUST THREE COUNTRIES

Thu 19 May 2022:  China, the US and India must take more decisive steps in the face of challenges in reaching net-zero emissions targets as they are responsible for more than half of all global emissions, experts say. The most important commitment of governments to limit global warming to 1.5°C above the pre-industrial level is […]

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