Five years on: How the UK sees opportunity and profit in Sisi’s repressive Egypt

By Mark Curtis   The scale of its commercial interests makes Britain probably the leading apologist for Sisi’s regime   Five years ago on 14 August, the new Egyptian military regime under General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi crushed a protest at Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in Cairo, killing at least 817 people. Since then, increasing repression has enabled Sisi to…

Is India Creating Its Own Rohingya?

By Hartosh Singh Bal   Echoes of the majoritarian rhetoric preceding the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya can be heard in India as four million, mostly Bengali-origin Muslims, have been effectively turned stateless.   Members of United Hindu front rallied to demand the deportation of Bangladeshi and Rohingya Muslims in New Delhi last Sunday.CreditSajjad Hussain/Agence France-Presse…

EU foreign policy chief calls on firms to defy Trump over Iran

By Daniel Boffey and Saeed Kamali Dehghan     Federica Mogherini urges Europeans to increase business with Tehran despite US threats The EU is set on a collision course with Donald Trump after its foreign policy chief called for Europeans to increase their business dealings with Iran in defiance of bellicose statements from the US president. As Trump vowed…