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The nine-year-old Palestinian with 100 wounds

By Ramzy Baroud Kafr Qaddum is a small Palestinian village located between Nablus and Qalqilya in the northern West Bank. The inhabitants of the village feel angry and abandoned, with most of their land located under total Israeli military control. Thus, they are subjected to land theft by the ever-expanding nearby illegal Jewish colonies. Protesting the Israeli occupation and the ... Read More »

The Ignoble Fall of a Nobel Peace Prize Winner

By Thalif Deen UN, Dec 12 2019 (IPS) – Appearing before 17 judges of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto civilian leader of Myanmar, became a public apologist for the military government of Myanmar which has long been accused of genocide and forcing over 730,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to ... Read More »

UN to resolve the Rohingya humanitarian crisis

By Askiah Adam The Rohingya refugees have, for decades now, been fleeing their homeland, the Rakhine province in Myanmar. Mostly through Yangon’s inaction, elements of the military and members of the majority Buddhist population were left to run rampage amongst this helpless Muslim minority. Made stateless by Yangon in 1982, left totally vulnerable to the frightful violence of rape, mass ... Read More »

Yazidi still hears brothers before IS kills them in Iraq

DHAKA, NOVEMBER 27, 2019 – A survivor of the mass slaughter of the Yazidi minority in Iraq five years ago told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that he still hears his brothers and nephews calling his name before they were killed by Islamic State extremists — and he hears the screams of his wife and three daughters when the ... Read More »

Israeli Settlements in West Bank do not violate Int’l Law: US

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the reversal of decades of American policy that may doom any peace efforts. Washington — The Trump administration declared on Monday that the United States does not consider Israeli settlements in the West Bank a violation of international law, reversing four decades of American policy and removing what has been an important barrier to ... Read More »

Three gunned down in JSS factional clash in Rangamati

At least three people were shot dead during a gunfight between two factions of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti (JSS) over establishing supremacy in Rajasthali upazila on Monday evening. The identities of the deceased could not be known yet. Officer-in-charge of Rajasthali Police Station Mafzal Ahmed Khan said the gunfight between the two JSS groups started around 5pm in remote ... Read More »

Both US and China losers in ongoing trade war, says study

Geneva, Nov (Kanaga Raja) – Tariffs being imposed by the United States on China are economically hurting both countries, with US losses largely related to higher prices for its consumers, while China’s losses are related to significant export losses, a new study by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says. Read More »

Afghanistan: CIA-backed forces commit atrocities: HRW

Disband All Irregular Paramilitary Forces, Cooperate With Independent Investigations New York – United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)-backed Afghan forces have committed summary executions and other grave abuses without accountability, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. These strike forces have unlawfully killed civilians during night raids, forcibly disappeared detainees, and attacked healthcare facilities for allegedly treating insurgent ... Read More »

Al-Baghdadi’s death not end to IS threat, experts say

Washington, Oct 28 (Xinhua/UNB) – US President Donald Trump said on Sunday Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in a US military operation in Syria. As the Trump administration hailed the death of al-Baghdadi, some experts and former US officials warned that the fight against terrorism is far from over. Read More »

Create conditions in Rakhine for Rohingya repatriation: NAM

‘Comprehensive, durable solution sought addressing root causes’ Dhaka, Oct 27 – The heads of state or government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) have underscored the importance of creating “conducive conditions” in Rakhine State for the voluntary return of Rohingyas to their place of origin in Myanmar in a “safe, secure and dignified” manner. Read More »