Category: News

Palestinians vow to Israel: We’re not leaving Jerusalem

by Mersiha Gadzo 14 Oct 2017 ‘We’re staying no matter what they do,’ says Rania Elias, director of the Yabous Cultural Centre [Mersiha Gadzo/Al Jazeera] Occupied East Jerusalem – Mazen Jabari was heading towards the Yabous Cultural Centre in occupied East Jerusalem to

Egyptian lawyer jailed for 10 years for Facebook post

Amnesty International denounced the sentence as ‘harsh’ (AFP) An Egyptian court sentenced a lawyer to 10 years in jail for insulting the president and “inciting terrorism” in a Facebook post, a judicial official said on Thursday. The court in the

Moqtada al-Sadr urges Assad to quit

Shia Iraqi cleric condemns killing of 87 people in the suspected chemical attack in a rebel-held Syrian town   Sadr meeting with advisers in Baghdad’s green zone in 2016 (AFP) raqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday called on Syrian President

Pick Your Favorite Ethics Offender in Trumpland

President Trump and his administration are offering the country a graduate-level course in the selling of the presidency. Much attention has focused on how Mr. Trump is using the White House for personal gain, but many other officials, including members

Release Bin Quasem and other detainees

31st March 2017   Mr. Saber Chowdhury MP Ex-officio President Inter-Parliamentary Union   Dear Mr. Chowdhury                              Sub: Release Bin Quasem and other detainees We write to express our serious concern about the large number of enforced disappearances taking

End forced disappearances in Bangladesh

Press Release  31st March 2017  Sub: End forced disappearances in Bangladesh   “We write to express our serious concern about the large number of forced disappearances taking place in Bangladesh in the last few years, in particular, the case of

Sisi supporters turn on Trump over Muslim ban

Politicians and media figures who supported Trump against Clinton have called the seven-country ban racist and likely to increase terrorism Donald Trump and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi meet in New York in September 2016 (AFP) Egyptian politicians and pro-government

‘Forced to hang my head in shame’: Former Navy chief writes open letter to President Mukherjee, PM Modi

NEW DELHI: Former Navy chief Admiral Laxminarayan Ramdas has written an open letter to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemning the attacks on minorities and Dalits under the rule of the current government. “The Hinduism I knew

What role does AIPAC play in US elections?

  Republican candidates have been making their pitch to the most powerful pro-Israel lobby in the US. The American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the most powerful pro-Israel lobby in the US, is holding its biggest annual conference yet with around

UK foreign affairs report slams ‘misguided’ Muslim Brotherhood review

Egypt’s then-president-elect Mohamed Morsi addresses tens of thousands of Egyptians in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on 29 June, 2012 (AFP)   The British government’s investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood had serious shortcomings that have damaged the country’s reputation for fair dealing,