The crescent of hope?

  he election of Imran Khan in Pakistan was greeted by Western media with the vitriol usually reserved only for Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the government in Tehran, in sharp contrast to the way the “reforms” of Mohammed bin Salman have been praised. Perhaps one way to understand this reaction is to see it as…

Censored film names Adam Milstein as Canary Mission funder

By Asa Winstanley and Ali Abunimah   Israel lobby financier Adam Milstein has been identified as the funder of Canary Mission, the anonymous website that aims to tarnish the reputations of US supporters of Palestinian rights. Milstein is named as the financier of Canary Mission by Eric Gallagher, a former employee of The Israel Project, in Al Jazeera’s censored investigative film, The Lobby – USA.…

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…