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  • Mutiny reveals Bangladesh chaos

    The mutiny by Bangladesh's border security forces in the capital Dhaka has brought back the specter of violence that has marked the country's recent political history. That the army had to be called out to quell the uprising just weeks after December's election is an important reminder that the country's political situation remains complex and fragile.. More

  • Somalia at a crossroads

    Recent developments in Somalia appear to suggest that the country may be on the verge of reaching an end to two decades of war, displacement and hunger. Somalis were first given hope when Ethiopian forces, who invaded Somalia in late 2006, began withdrawing in 2008. This was quickly followed by the surprise resignation of Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, the.. More

  • The Islamophobia machine, a new growth industry (part 1 of 2)

    By: Dr Mohamed Elmasry Just as some Jews betrayed their co-religionists by aiding the Nazi propaganda machine before and during WWII, today there are Muslims just as eagerly and effectively helping the Islamophobia industry to stereotype and marginalize their brothers and sisters of the faith. These Muslims are very much appreciated and.. More

  • Investigating Gaza's war crimes

    The correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin visited the village of Khuza'a where residents and human rights experts believe a possible war crime took place during Israel's offensive on the Gaza Strip. A photograph of her recent pilgrimage to Mecca is now all that remains of Rawhiyya al Najar. The mother was a Gaza native who had lived her entire life through.. More

  • The Islamophobia machine, a new growth industry (part 2 of 2)

    By:Dr. Mohamed Elmasry One of Europe’s Islamophobia industry leaders is Matthias Kuentzel, a political scientist in Hamburg, Germany, of whom his U.S. promoters say: "Since 2004, he has been a research associate at the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism (SICSA) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2006,.. More

  • Israel engaged in covert war inside Iran

    Israel is involved in a covert war of sabotage inside Iran in an effort to delay Tehran's attempts to develop a nuclearweapon, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Tuesday. Quoting intelligence experts and an unnamed former CIA agent, the newspaper said Israel's "decapitation" strategy had targeted members of Iran's atomic program, hoping.. More

  • Under siege again, but Gaza will not die

    Shifa hospital received hundreds of bodies of those killed and thousands of those wounded during the December 27, 2008 - January 18, 2009 22-day attack, invasion and occupation of Gaza by the Israeli military. Now in front of Shifa hospital was a tent filled with military armaments -- rocket parts, ammunition, etc. from Israeli missile and bombs... More

  • Gaza children traumatized after Israeli offensive

    Five-year-old Mohammed al-Najjar lets his mind wander as he puts crayon to paper in an effort to depict an Israeli air strike inside a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. "This is the plane and those are two missiles it fired. They hit a house and the house was damaged but was fine. The fridge caught fire," he says in matter-of-fact detail,.. More

  • Obstacles in Gaza

    Israel's three-week war on Gaza caused billions of dollars in damage and left the already-tattered local economy on the verge of collapse. Some of the world's richest countries - including the US which has promised a $20-million aid package - have pledged monies to rebuild the Gaza Strip. Al Jazeera's Zeina Awad reports that rivalry between Hamas,.. More

  • The beginning of the end for Israel

    TRY as he might, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert can not snatch any sort of victory out of the jaws of defeat that are closing down on the failed Zionist project. This, quite simply, is the beginning of the end for Israel. The only thing Israel has proved it can do militarily better than anyone else is kill innocent women and children. And in its.. More

  • Palestinian men bear trauma of war

    The war on Gaza has taken a heavy emotional and mental toll on the people of the Gaza Strip. Doctors say that at least half of the population need professional help to come to terms with the war. Palestinian men have been hit especially hard. Many of them have spent the last two years struggling to find work under Israel's blockade of the territory.. More

  • Fear and trauma in Gaza's schools

    As students filed into the courtyard of Asma elementary school in Gaza City for the first time since the Israeli offensive began, they were greeted by a bleak reminder of the violence that left more than 1,300 Palestinians dead and thousands injured. A hole punched by an Israeli rocket scarred the courtyard latrine and blood soiled the wall beside.. More

  • Gazans pledge to rebuild

    The survivors of the Israeli offensive in Gaza have slowly begun to restore a semblance of normalcy to their daily lives. Public facilities are operating once again, the streets are being cleared, tractors are at work removing piles of rubble, power lines are being fixed and electricity and water services are being restored to homes in Gaza. Government.. More

  • Israeli crimes on Palestinians before and after Hamas

    Startling-and stomach turning: where Palestinians are involved, memory and sense of proportion fail us. The Jewish conscience, justifiably, has long called upon the world's powers and upon their citizens to remain vigilant, never to forget -in the name of "the duty of memory"- the atrocities, massacres and genocides of the past. But where.. More

  • NATO genocide in Afghanistan

    Sloganeers, propagandists and politicians often use the word "genocide" in ways that the law does not permit. But rarely is the crime of genocide invoked when Western militaries murder Muslim groups. This essay argues that the internationally recognized crime of genocide applies to the intentional killings that NATO troops commit on a weekly.. More