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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Relatives raise concern over 'missing' Russian citizens in Egypt

    Relatives of as many as 18 Russian citizens, including eight children, have expressed concern about the wellbeing of their Egypt-based family members, saying they are unable to establish their whereabouts after they were taken away by suspected secret police officers. According to the relatives, Sakinat Baisultanova - a 31-year-old divorced mother.. More

  • Yemenis resort to burning firewood and rubbish to cook food

    When Yahia al-Amari's three gas cylinders ran dry, he scoured the entire Yemeni capital to find a place where he could refill them. The 50-year-old walked to nearly every petrol station in Sanaa last month, hoping to find enough fuel to cook his family of seven their first hot meal of the week. But he was turned away everywhere he went, either by.. More

  • How Mossad carries out assassinations

    The killing of 35-year-old Palestinian scientist Fadi al-Batsh in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur has taken the wraps off a covert programme of targeted killings of Palestinians deemed a threat by Israel. Al-Batsh studied electrical engineering in Gaza before going on to earn a PhD in the same subject in Malaysia. He specialized in power systems.. More

  • US blocked inquiry into Israeli violence: UN official

    The U.S. declined calls from the UN Security Council for an investigation into violence on the Israeli-Gaza border that left 18 Palestinians dead, a UN official said Monday. Speaking at a press conference at UN headquarters, Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Permanent Representative of Peru to the UN and president of the Security Council for April, said the council.. More

  • Israeli settlers swarm East Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa complex

    Scores of Israeli settlers on Monday entered East Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque complex to mark the third day of the Jewish Passover holiday. “As many as 244 settlers swarmed into the site via the Al-Maghariba Gate, which has remained under strict Israeli control since the city’s occupation in 1967,” read a statement.. More

  • Buddhists 'lured' to settle on Rohingya land

    Myanmar authorities have lured dozens of mainly Buddhist but with some Christians, Bangladeshi tribal families to cross the border and resettle on land abandoned by fleeing Muslim-majority Rohingya, officials said Monday. About 50 families from remote hill and forest areas on the Bangladesh side, attracted by offers of free land and food, have moved.. More

  • Satellite images show destruction in Eastern Ghouta

    According to UN analysis, regime bombardment has levelled residential areas, infrastructure and businesses. The UN has released satellite imagery from areas inside Eastern Ghouta, showing the destruction continuous regime bombardment has caused. The Damascus suburb has been targeted by the continuous air attacks since the Syrian regime, aided by Russia,.. More

  • Syria: Post-war reconstruction booming in Jarablus

    Jarablus, a city in northern Syria near the Turkish border, is one of the few places to rebound after fighters from ISIL were defeated with help from Turkey. More than six years of war in Syria means it will take massive reconstruction efforts to rebuild cities that have been reduced to rubble. But construction is booming in Jarablus, where a local.. More