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…