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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mohamed Morsi: An Egyptian tragedy

    by Abdullah Al-Arian The death of former President Mohamed Morsi is only the latest in a series of untold tragedies that have afflicted Egypt since the spark of revolution flickered more than eight years ago. His unlikely rise to the presidency reflected the aspirations of millions of Egyptians for a future free of despotic military rule. His subsequent.. More

  • France’s desperate endeavors to design a ‘French Islam’

    In Sept. 2018, “Institut Montaigne”, a French think tank close to French President Emmanuel Macron’s government, published a report that calls for a stronger regulation of Muslim religious practices by the state in order to better counter “Islamism”. Entitled “Islamism Factory”, the report triggered a turmoil.. More

  • Israel 'moving rapidly' towards annexation: UN envoy

    New settlement in Hebron seen as reaffirmation of Israel's intent to remain permanently in occupied West Bank. The Ewaiwe family home in Hebron's H2 district has been heavily fortified to protect them against the settlers living just next door in the illegal Avraham Avinu settlement. Rubbish thrown by settlers hangs on the wire mesh that shields the.. More

  • Rohingya: 'Better to kill us in India than deport us to Myanmar'

    Jafar Alam sits by a small grocery shop in the Rohingya refugee camp in New Delhi's Kalindi Kunj area. A police officer who visited the camp had asked Alam to fill a six-page "personal data" form. Alam refused. "Today, if you will not cooperate with us, we will not cooperate with you tomorrow," the policeman warned. He then walked.. More

  • The October Arab-Israeli War of 1973: What happened?

    It has been 45 years since the start of the 1973 War between Israel, Egypt and Syria. The war, known to Israelis as the Yom Kippur War, and to Arabs as the October War, ushered in a new reality in the Arab world and changed the face of US foreign policy towards the Middle East. Here's a breakdown of what happened: Why did the three countries go.. More