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  • US hits China over reports of Uighur 'family planning'

    US State Secretary Mike Pompeo denounced China Monday following the reports that Beijing forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress their population. "The world received disturbing reports today that the Chinese Communist Party [CCP] is using forced sterilization, forced abortion, and coercive family planning against Uyghurs and other minorities.. More

  • 'War crimes' committed by Russia, Assad gov't in Syria: Amnesty

    Amnesty report documents 18 attacks on clinics and schools in violations that amount to war crimes. Acts that amount to "war crimes" have been committed by Russian-backed Syrian government forces in northwest Syria over the past year, according to an Amnesty International report. The UK-based rights group said on Monday the attacks include.. More

  • How should Palestinians respond to Israeli threats of annexation?

    On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a news briefing that annexation of the West Bank was ultimately an "Israeli decision" and that that the United States would share their views on this matter with Israel privately. His remarks came a just two days after a new Israeli unity government was ushered in following a deal between.. More

  • Rohingya stranded at sea, Bangladesh says not its responsibility

    by Faisal Mahmud Rights groups urge Dhaka to allow some 500 Rohingya stuck in the Bay of Bengal to come ashore. The Bangladesh government has refused to allow some 500 Rohingya refugees stranded on board two fishing trawlers in the Bay of Bengal to come ashore, drawing criticism from rights groups. Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen told Al Jazeera.. More

  • How the coronavirus outbreak in India was blamed on Muslims

    The outbreak of COVID-19 in India has presented yet another opportunity to launch a fresh attack on the Muslim community. Physical, verbal and psychological warfare is being waged against Muslims, pushing further their ostracisation in Indian society. Violent attacks on Muslims perceived to be carriers of the virus have been reported from different.. More

  • Double trouble in India: Religious bigotry coupled with coronavirus

    By: Ravale Mohydin As Italian philosopher, Giacomo Leopardi once observed, “no human trait deserves less tolerance in everyday life, and gets less, than intolerance.” This adage perfectly encapsulates India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s response to the coronavirus pandemic so.. More

  • Palestine's economy hit by COVID-19, Israeli occupation

    Palestine is struggling with an "unprecedented" economic crisis amid the novel coronavirus outbreak and Israeli occupation, the head of Gaza's National Committee for Breaking the Siege said Sunday. "The Israeli occupation, siege and measures against COVID-19 have resulted in an economic crisis, and if it continues, it will create an.. More

  • Medical colonialism in Africa is not new

    Remarks about testing coronavirus drugs on Africans part of pattern where some bodies are dehumanised, others protected. by Karsten Noko Last Wednesday, a French doctor caused controversy when he proposed that vaccines for the COVID-19 pandemic be tried on Africans because they lack masks and other personal protective equipment. By Friday, after.. More

  • Yemen: First bombs, soon a coronavirus epidemic

    At a time when the world is scrambling to respond to COVID-19 and ensure that hospitals can treat all patients, Yemen has entered the sixth year of a war that has all but decimated its healthcare system. The new threats of the virus will complicate an already disastrous and entirely man-made humanitarian crisis. The multiparty war that has ravaged.. More

  • How to prevent outbreaks of zoonotic diseases like COVID-19

    by Maxwell Gomera · By now billions of people around the world are following advice to practisesocial distancingand "shelter at home" to prevent the alarming spread of a new coronavirus disease, COVID-19. The virus joins a growing list ofemerging zoonotic diseasesor diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites that.. More

  • Muslims in Chile

    By: Ahmad Mahmood As-Sayyid Chile is situated along the western seaboard of South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean. It shares borders with Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, and Argentina to the east. The total population of Chile is 16 million. Catholics make up 80.7% of the population; Protestants make up 6.1%; Jews make up 3%;.. More

  • Why do Muslims oppose citizenship engineering in India?

    by Mohammad Pervez Bilgrami India’s Hindu nationalist government recently passed the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955, paving the way for grantingIndiancitizenship to religious minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. Those listed as eligible to become Indians in the new law are Hindus,.. More

  • Coronavirus outbreak in the time of apartheid

    As the world calls for solidarity, Palestinians expect none from their occupiers. by Osama Tanous As the number of infections and deaths from COVID-19 multiply by the day, there have been increasing calls across the world for people to show solidarity and care for each other. Yet for the Israeli government, there is no such thing as solidarity. As.. More

  • Who is bombing hospitals in Syria?

    And why is the UN not naming the perpetrators? by Rashed al-Ahmad My name is Rashed al-Ahmad. I'm a pharmacist originally from Kurnaz, a small village in the countryside of Syria's Hama province. I fled my home years ago to avoid being detained or killed by the regime for providing medicine and drugs to the injured protesters. In 2014, I moved with.. More

  • Palestine: The Arab 'deal of the century'

    by Marwan Bishara A man stands charged with biting the finger of another man during a fight. A witness for the prosecution takes the stand, and the defence lawyer asks: "Did you see my client bite off that man's finger?" "No," says the witness. "Aha," probes the smug lawyer, "How then could you be sure he did it?" &qu.. More