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Ahed Tamimi’s Father Speaks Proudly As Teen Palestinian Activist Prepares for Trial

Ahed Tamimi’s Father Speaks Proudly As Teen Palestinian Activist Prepares for TrialTamimi’s father agrees that his daughter is losing her childhood but to him normalising the conflict is not an option. Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi enters a military courtroom escorted by Israeli Prison Service personnel at Ofer Prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah,… Read More »

What the Merger of Nepal’s Communist Parties Means for Their Two Leaders and India

What the Merger of Nepal’s Communist Parties Means for Their Two Leaders and IndiaThe merger has given the anti-India voice in the country a strong platform. K.P. Oli shakes hand with the chairman of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Pushpa Kamal Dahal. Credit: Reuters/Navesh Chitrakar The long-awaited unification of Nepal’s two big communist… Read More »

In Photos: Discovering the True Meaning of Pluralism While Travelling Through Pakistan’s Tharparkar

In Photos: Discovering the True Meaning of Pluralism While Travelling Through Pakistan’s TharparkarIn the rest of Pakistan, the Thar region is often shunned and ignored as the ‘other’. A local chai dhaba on the Tharparkar highway It came as no surprise that I found myself completely oblivious to what Thar had to offer. The images… Read More »

‘Your Dream Is Our Dream’: An Indian American’s Support for the US Civil Rights Movement

‘Your Dream Is Our Dream’: An Indian American’s Support for the US Civil Rights MovementIn 1965, the president of an organisation that screened Hindi films in the US wrote to Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph Abernathy, donating all proceeds from the premier of a movie to the movement. Martin Luther King Jr at a civil rights… Read More »

‘Wide Angle’ Episode 23: ‘West Has Failed, Eurasia Is the New Status Quo’

‘Wide Angle’ Episode 23: ‘West Has Failed, Eurasia Is the New Status Quo’Maya Mirchandani interviews Sergey Karaganov, dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs at Moscow’s Higher School of Economics, about Russian intervention in Syria, US-Russia relations, future of Eurasia and more. Watch all episodes of ‘Wide Angle’ here. The post ‘Wide… Read More »

If Modi Believes the Palestine-Israel Tangle Can Be Solved Peacefully, Why Not India-Pakistan Too?

If Modi Believes the Palestine-Israel Tangle Can Be Solved Peacefully, Why Not India-Pakistan Too?Instead of heeding the RSS chief’s war cry, India should re-open talks with Pakistan in keeping with the spirit of Modi’s call in Ramallah for peace between Israel and Palestine.

US Imposes More North Korea Sanctions, Donald Trump Warns of ‘Phase Two’

US Imposes More North Korea Sanctions, Donald Trump Warns of ‘Phase Two’US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announces fresh North Korea-related sanctions in a bid to further isolate Pyongyang, in the press room at the White House in Washington on Friday. Credit: Reuters Washington/Seoul: The US said on Friday it was imposing its largest package of sanctions… Read More »

Mexico Saw 29,000 Murders Last Year – Can Soldiers Stop the Bloodshed?

Mexico Saw 29,000 Murders Last Year – Can Soldiers Stop the Bloodshed?Exactly 234,966 people have died in Mexico’s 11-year drug war. Now the government wants to deploy soldiers to criminal hot spots, a move many fear will just increase violence and weaken the police. Murder rates in Mexico have spiked since the military was first… Read More »

Pakistan Placed on Terrorist Financing Watchlist by Global Watchdog

Pakistan Placed on Terrorist Financing Watchlist by Global WatchdogPakistan’s last-minute efforts to avoid being placed on the list, which included taking over bodies linked to a powerful Islamist figure, proved insufficient. A helicopter flies past a Pakistan’s national flag. Credit: Reuters/Akhtar Soomro/Files Islamabad: A global money-laundering watchdog has placed Pakistan back on its terrorist financing watchlist,… Read More »

UN Says 40 Sexual Abuse Accusations Received in Last Quarter of 2017

UN Says 40 Sexual Abuse Accusations Received in Last Quarter of 2017A UN logo is seen on a glass door in the Assembly Building at the UN headquarters in New York City September 18, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Mike Segar/Files United Nations: Forty allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse were made during the last three months of… Read More »