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Superpower in chaos

By Chandra Muzaffar Minneapolis could not have happened at a worse time for the US elites. While violence perpetrated against African Americans by White police officers has happened a number of times before, its occurrence right in the midst of a huge health emergency that has already claimed more than a 100,000 lives and a related massive economic disaster that ... Read More »

Republic of Nepal, Dalit and Brahmin dominance

Written by Rem Bahadur Biswakarma It has been twelve years since Nepal became a federal democratic republic. The monarchy which was constitutionally considered as a symbol of Hindu feudalism was abolished on 3 June 2008 for Nepal to become a republic. Politically this was a historic achievement for Nepal and Nepali people celebrate this day like a festival. However, time ... Read More »

Urgent justice tool for repatriated migrant workers urged

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted millions of migrant workers in destination countries, many of whom have experienced job loss or non-payment of wages, been forced by employers to take unpaid leave or reduced wages, been confined in poor living conditions, and with little or no engagement in the work options before them. Read More »

Reproductive rights of women and girls under lockdown

BEIRUT / GENEVA, May 28 2020 (IPS) – Health systems around the world are prioritising health care services and equipment to treat people diagnosed with Covid-19, which means that many procedures deemed to be elective and non-essential are being suspended or simply not provided. Abortion, for instance, has been categorised as a non-essential health service by some States, while others ... Read More »

Rescue, disembark Rohingyas floating at sea: IOM

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has said they are “increasingly concerned” about the plight of hundreds of Rohingyas believed to be stranded at sea, noting that cyclone Amphan signalled a ferocious start to the cyclone season in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea. “A coordinated response to this situation, inclusive of search and rescue operations and safe disembarkation, ... Read More »

Japan includes Bangladesh in widened entry ban

Japan has tightened border control and widened ban on entry of people from countries, including Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, to prevent the spread of coronavirus. A notice on the website of Japan’s foreign ministry posted on Monday said the embargo will come into effect from Wednesday. The newly-included countries are – Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, El Salvador, Ghana, Guinea, India, Kyrgyz, ... Read More »

ADB records $1.554 bn net income, allocates 1.069bn

Dhaka, May 22 – The Asian Development Bank has recorded a net income of $1.554 billion in 2019, up from $750 million in 2018. The Bank Board of Governors in its first-ever virtual Annual Meeting held amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on Friday approved the bank’s annual financial statements which show ADB’s ordinary capital resources’ operating income totalled ... Read More »

Nakba: A Call For Justice In Palestine

By Jafar M Ramini May 15th was the 72nd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe) and counting. I say ‘and counting’ because the theft of our land, the occupation, the siege on Gaza, the disposition of our people, the ethnic cleansing of Palestine and replacement of the Palestinian nation with Jews with dual nationality from around the world continues more ... Read More »