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No woman should ever die giving life

By Sheikha Hend Al Qassimi and Siddharth Chatterjee NAIROBI, Kenya, May 26 2020 (IPS) – Consider this. 24 women, children and babies were murdered at a hospital in Kabul, the Afghan capital. Even by standards of a country as accustomed to bloodshed as Afghanistan, the May 12 attack on a Kabul maternity clinic was an event of unmitigated horror. Read More »

Imagery shows 200 buildings in Rakhine burned on May 16: HRW

Independent Inquiry Needed in Embattled Rakhine State Yangon – Satellite imagery shows that about 200 homes and other buildings were destroyed by fire on May 16, 2020, in Myanmar’s embattled Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said today. An impartial investigation is urgently needed to determine responsibility for this mass destruction of residential property in the predominantly ethnic Rakhine village of ... Read More »

Turkey steps up to act against Israeli plans on West Bank

Ankara – As Turkey steps up to mobilize the international community against Israeli plans to annex West Bank, Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu on May 21 had phone conversations with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary-General Yousef Al-Othaimeen. Read More »

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 »

যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের সঙ্গে চুক্তি সই করার পর এখন তালেবান কী করবে?

দোহায় শনিবার স্বাক্ষরিত চুক্তিকে যুক্তরাষ্ট্র, আফগানিস্তান এবং তালেবান কর্মকর্তা কোন পক্ষই ‘শান্তিচুক্তি’ আখ্যায়িত করেনি এখনো। কিন্তু সপ্তাহ খানেক আগে আফগানিস্তানে যখন থেকে সংঘাত কমানোর উদ্যোগ নেয়া হয়, যাকে বলে এক ধরণের যুদ্ধবিরতি শুরু হয়েছে, তখন থেকে দেশটিতে এ নিয়ে কিছুটা সতর্ক আশাবাদ দেখা যাচ্ছে। 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 »