Rosa Freedman, University of Reading Many Rohingya people who have fled the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar are now living as refugees in Bangladesh. And now, the two countries have reportedly struck a deal to return them home. Returning Rohingya people to the hands of their persecutors not only violates international law, but raises fundamental questions
General Michael Hayden Former Director, CIA and NSA Earlier this week, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, laid out a two-year plan to take back substantial territory in Afghanistan and drive the Taliban toward the negotiating table. In a Monday video conference from Kabul, Nicholson said that the strategy outlined by U.S.
November 24, 2017 | Bennett Seftel and Fritz Lodge Photo: Kena Betancur/Getty The car ramming attack that occurred in New York City on Oct. 31 killed eight people and reignited debate over what constitutes domestic and international terrorism. Terrorism has remained at the forefront of American national security concerns ever since the September 11 attacks.
Sources confirm Prince Miteb, son of late King Abdullah, is among six princes who needed hospital treatment following arrest in Saudi purge Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, pictured in Paris in 2014 (Reuters) David Hearst Friday 17 November 2017 Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, the son of the late King Abdullah who was once considered a future
-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal 23/11/2017 The combined E Palaniswamy-O Panneerselvam faction of the AIADMK that now rules Tamil Nadu has won on November 23 the two-leaf symbol after months of infighting. The Election Commission of India (ECI), after studying the issue very deeply for months, ruled the flag symbol in favor of the Palaniswamy-Panneerselvam camp,
With India signing the Paris Agreement and the Government unveiling an ambitious plan to generate 100 Giga Watts (GW) of electricity from solar energy, India has developed a comprehensive renewable energy policy and a climate action plan to follow through. With the new policy and plan in play, wind energy has taken the back seat
Ruling on Hafiz Saeed, who has a $10m US bounty on his head, is likely to worsen Pakistani relations with Washington Hafiz Saeed waves to supporters as he leaves court in Lahore. Photograph: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images Sune Engel Rasmussen Wednesday 22 November 2017 10.59 ESTLast modified on Wednesday 22 November 2017 11.24 EST A Pakistani court has ordered the
November 22, 2017 | K. M. Michelle Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty The Newsletter Get exclusive analysis delivered to your inbox daily. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Myanmar is guilty of “ethnic cleansing” in its crackdown on minority Muslim Rohingya, driving more than half a million refugees to neighboring Bangladesh. Although previously restrained in his description
Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal 19/11/2017 One day every nation would be free from occupation and colonialism would have its natural death as well. Everything included in the world would end. This is what every oppressed people hope for. Kashmiris and Palestinians top that category of people with maximum optimism. When the Modi government, after rejecting
– Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal 19/11/2017 Saudi King Salman plans to relinquish power next week in favor of his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who earned a special niche in an international area with his anti-corruption move, targeting princes, royal families and top officials with links with royal corridors of power. Unless something dramatic
By James M. Dorsey Nearly six months into the Gulf crisis, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are attempting to mobilize tribal opposition as well as little known members of one branch of Qatar’s ruling Al Thani family in a bid to weaken, if not topple, Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
By Punitha Pandiyan on 17/11/2017 Ambedkar’s position on Brahmins and on post-independent India was quite similar to Periyar’s. B.R. Ambedkar (left), Periyar. Credit: Wikimedia Commons I am puzzled by P.A. Krishnan’s response to my piece in The Wire. To reiterate, I wrote that piece to essentially show that both anti-caste crusaders Babasaheb Ambedkar and Periyar