WHAT IS GOING ON BETWEEN IRAN AND AZERBAIJAN?

Fri 01 October 2021: Tensions have increased between Iran and Azerbaijan in the past few weeks. However, relations between the two neighbours were unstable even earlier, especially following the war between Azerbaijan and Armenia last autumn. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recital of a poem during his visit to Azerbaijan last December was met with Iranian displeasure. […]

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REMEMBERING OMAR AL-MUKHTAR (20 AUGUST 1862 – 16 SEPTEMBER 1931)

Thu 16 September 2021: An Islamic scholar turned freedom fighter, Omar Al-Mukhtar is best known for leading an armed revolution and guerrilla campaign against Italian colonisers for the last two decades of his life until his capture and subsequent execution 90 years ago. He remains a Libyan national hero and an inspirational symbol of resistance […]

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OPINION | ‘HOW HINDUTVA HARASSMENT MACHINERY WORKS’

Sun 05 September 2021: South Asia Scholar Activist Collective’ (SASAC), a group of scholar activists, wrote a field manual with an aim to identify and respond to organized Hindutva harassment that seeks to manufacture outrage in   educational institutions and other spheres of life. The foot soldiers of Hindutva   term opponents as “anti-Hindu”, “Hinduphobic”, and “anti-India”. The ruling […]

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‘WHOEVER RULES EURASIA, CONTROLS THE WORLD’ AND THE US IS WITHDRAWING FROM IT

Sun 29 August 2021: When the bubble that was Kabul finally burst a few days before Afghanistan’s Independence Day this month, it also put an end to mounting speculation throughout the course of the two decades long US-led war in the country that the Taliban movement which was toppled after the 2001 invasion and gradually […]

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GHOST TEACHERS, GHOST STUDENTS – SCHOOLS OF AFGHANISTAN

Thu 19 August 2021: In Afghanistan, the COVID-19 response has hit education hard, which has had a disproportionate impact on vulnerable students. Nationwide school closures have added to the challenges already facing the country’s education sector, which has struggled to meet the public’s high enthusiasm for education in recent years. Even as schools reopen, the […]

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AMERICA AND ITS ALLIES HELPED THE TALIBAN ON THE ROAD TO VICTORY

Tue 17 August 2021: Most Western media outlets are carrying headlines and hype about the return of the Taliban to Afghanistan after the fighting force swept through the country at a blistering pace which has left military strategists gasping. Within 24 hours of making his “I am staying” speech, President Ashraf Ghani fled from Kabul […]

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GREED AND CONSUMPTION ARE WHY THE WORLD IS BURNING

Fri 13 August 2021: Rome is scorching hot. This beautiful city is becoming unbearable for other reasons, too. Although every corner of the beaming metropolis is a monument to historical grandeur, from the Colosseum in Rione Monti to the Basilica of Saint John Lateran in San Giovanni, it is now struggling under the weight of […]

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TUNISIA SLIPS INTO A DANGEROUS PITFALL

Fri 30 July 2021: Tunisian society is still in shock after President Kais Saied’s decision to sack the prime minister and freeze parliament. Few expected the elected president to use democratic mechanisms to reverse the democratic path that brought him to office. Particularly not in the country that had previously been hailed as the success story of […]

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