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WikiLeaks’ latest about OPCW fake Douma Report blaming Syria

By Caitlin Johnstone 28 Dec. 2019 – This is getting really, really, really weird. WikiLeaks has published yet another set of leaked internal documents from within the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) adding even more material to the mountain of evidence that we’ve been lied to about an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria last year ... Read More »

Interview: Libya’s chaos explained

Civilians Bear the Brunt of Renewed Fighting Hanan Salah Senior Libya Researcher, Middle East and North Africa Division Amy Braunschweiger Senior Web Communications Manager Extensive fighting in Libya re-ignited last April when an armed group based in eastern Libya launched an offensive against Tripoli, a city in the west of around 1.2 million. The fighting has killed hundreds of civilians ... Read More »

A perfect storm on the horizon

By Askiah Adam Russia is pushing back the Turkish Army in Idlib. As the Turks broke through the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defence the latter called for air assistance from Russia. The fighters came and victory was the SAA’s. With that all uncertainty is gone. Russia will keep its promise of maintaining the integrity of the Syrian state, even when ... Read More »

Fragility, conflict could stop the world from ending poverty

By 2030, up to two-thirds of the world’s extreme poor will live in fragile and conflict-affected situations, threatening to reverse development gains. The World Bank Group’s strategy aims to enhance its effectiveness on the ground by scaling up financing, tailoring operations and deepening partnerships to invest in people, secure peace and promote prosperity. Read More »

7 killed in New Delhi protests ahead of Trump’s visit

Delhi, AP/UNB, Feb 25 – At least seven people, including a police officer, were killed and dozens were injured in clashes between hundreds of supporters and opponents of a new citizenship law in India that provides fast-track naturalization for some foreign-born religious minorities but not Muslims, police said Tuesday. Read More »

US brings new charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei

The Justice Department has added new criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei and several subsidiaries, accusing the company of a brazen scheme to steal trade secrets from competitors in America, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. The new indictment also alleges the company provided surveillance equipment to Iran that enabled the monitoring of protesters during 2009 anti-government demonstrations in Tehran, and ... Read More »

President Trump’s ME peace plan fails to address Palestine

(Jerusalem) – Israel should grant Palestinians in the West Bank rights protections at least equal to those afforded Israeli citizens, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today, citing Israel’s 52 years of occupation with no end in sight. The law of occupation permits occupiers to restrict some civil rights in the early days of an occupation based on ... Read More »

China ranked world’s second largest arms producer trailing behind US

By Thalif Deen UN, Jan 27 2020 (IPS) – Donald Trump, the vociferously unpredictable US president, has long chastised China for seeking “unfair” advantage over trade and tariffs, violating intellectual property rights and “manipulating” the country’s currency to its advantage. But while this blatant political rhetoric has continued ever since Trump assumed office in 2017, the Chinese have steadily built ... Read More »

Court orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide

‘The ICJ finds that there is a real and imminent risk’ The International Court of Justice has ordered measures to prevent the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The decision comes despite de facto leader Aun San Suu Kyi personally defending her country against the accusations last month. Thousands of Rohingya died and more than 700,000 fled to Bangladesh during ... Read More »

‘Int’l ad-hoc tribunal should help Rohingya get justice

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee on Thursday suggested forming an international ad-hoc tribunal, which she thinks, will work as complementary to ongoing efforts on accountability and justice front. “I’ve been stressing setting up an international ad-hoc tribunal dedicated to the situation in Myanmar,” she said while responding to a UNB question at a ... Read More »

FRC alarmed by Myanmar’s genocide denial against Rohingyas

The Free Rohingya Coalition (FRC) has refuted the findings of Myanmar’s Independent Commission of Enquiry that there is “no” or “insufficient” evidence to establish the genocidal intent behind Myanmar’s destruction of the Rohingya community in Myanmar and the mass deportations of estimated 800,000 Rohingyas into Bangladesh in 2016 and 2017. Read More »