WOMEN ARE PAYING A HIGH PRICE IN CHINA’S UYGHUR GENOCIDE

Tue 13 April 2021: It is a fact that rape and sexual abuse have been used as weapons of war throughout history. The lack of security leaves women and girls, in particular, more vulnerable than usual to violence. For a long time, this was just accepted as inevitable in conflicts, and few efforts were made […]

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ARABS TALK TABOOS ON CLUBHOUSE APP, BUT FOR HOW LONG?

Sat 10 April 2021: Audio chatroom app Clubhouse is on the rise in the Arab world, providing a rare platform for open debate on taboo subjects from so-called honour killings in Egypt to sexual identity in Iraq, but with some authorities restricting the use and others wary. The app launched by a San Francisco-based company […]

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FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND CHRISTIAN MINORITIES IN INDIA

Wed 31 March 2021: In the recently released report, Freedom House downgraded India from free to partly free due to the atmosphere of intolerance, treatment of journalists, protestors and religious minorities. The events of 19th March at Jhansi station more than reflect this fact. On 19th March two nuns belonging to Sacred Heart congregation, who […]

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FROM SISI TO HOUTHI: THE ART OF FLIRTING WITH COUPS

Sat 27 March 2021:  Throughout his estrangement with Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan had considered it a principled and moral position to take. This was not merely a radical political stand-off between a country that had rid itself of a long and bitter legacy of military coups, and a military regime that seized […]

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GREED IS THE PROBLEM, NOT THE SOLUTION, FOR VACCINE WOES

Thu 25 March 2021: Boris Johnson claimed the UK’s vaccine breakthrough was brought about by ‘giant corporations that wanted to give good returns to shareholders’. But nothing could be further from the truth. On the anniversary of the United Kingdom’s first lockdown of the coronavirus pandemic, as candles were lit in doorways and the country […]

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TURKISH-EGYPTIAN RECONCILIATION: THE PROSPECTS OF SUCCESS AND OF FAILURE

Tue 16 March 2021: In recent days, there has been an increase in Turkish statements on the possibility of restoring relations between Turkey and Egypt. The pinnacle of these statements was the one made on Friday evening by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in which he confirmed that high-level communications were taking place to elevate […]

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AS THE RESISTANCE-AXIS CRUMBLES IS ASSAD LEAVING THE DOOR OPEN FOR PEACE WITH ISRAEL?

Mon 08 March 2021: Last week, Israel agreed to finance a supply of Russian-made COVID-19 vaccine to Damascus, to secure the release of one of their citizens being held in Syria. According to media reports, Russia was paid $1.2 million, who then mediated the deal to send Sputnik V vaccines to the Assad regime. The Israeli […]

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THE COUP LEADERS AND AUNG SAN SUU KYI HAVE BETRAYED DEMOCRACY IN MYANMAR

Tue 02 March 2021: What is taking place in Myanmar right now is a military coup. There can be no other description for such an unwarranted action as the dismissal of the government by military decree and the imposition of Min Aung Hlaing, the Commander-in-Chief of the Army, as an unelected ruler. However, despite the […]

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WHY DID AL JAZEERA STEP INTO UNCHARTED RIGHT-WING TERRITORY?

Sun 28 February 2021: The Qatari media network’s launch of Rightly, a digital platform that will cater to US conservatives, could be part of a strategy to future-proof Doha from political blowback. On February 23, Politico first reported on the launch by Al Jazeera of a new digital platform aimed at attracting US right-wing audiences. The scoop […]

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US USES S-400S AS LEVERAGE AGAINST TURKEY FOR NORTHERN SYRIA PLAN

Sat 20 February 2021: In recent days, the S-400 issue, which has become a neverending narrative in Turkish-American relations, entered a new era with statements from both sides. At a press briefing last week, U.S. Defense Department spokesperson John Kirby said there had been no change in the U.S. stance against Turkey’s purchase of the […]

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