International issues

Iran- Taliban romance poses gravest security threat to the region

By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury Despite sectarian conflict between Shiite Iran and the Sunni world, there is growing romance between the Taliban and Iran’s mullah regime. According to experts, such nexus of the Taliban and Iran will emerge as a…

Toxics Watchdog Group Backs Human Rights-Based Approach to Address Plastic Pollution Crisis

17 September 2021, Quezon City. The environmental health group EcoWaste Coalition renewed its call on the government and the industry to decisively act to solve the plasticization and toxification of the country and the planet due to unbridled plastics production,…

International Criminal Court begins the probe into thousands of civilian deaths in Duterte’s “drug war”

by Perfecto Caparas HEEDING victims’ clamor for justice, the International Criminal Court begins its preliminary investigation into thousands of cases of crimes against humanity allegedly orchestrated by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pursuant to his state policy to wage a so-called…

Winners of ‘Talibanistan’

by Saleem Samad Dhaka, Bangladesh: Outspoken physicist Prof Pervez Hoodbhoy is based in Pakistan. In his popular column in the Dawn newspaper, published from Karachi says that Russia and the United States are squarely responsible for Afghanistan’s tragedy but Pakistan…

The renunciation of war and the conflict in Afghanistan

After all that has been written about the conflict and the withdrawal of NATO troops in Afghanistan, World without Wars and Violence Chile emphatically declares that a definitive end to the wars is the only way to stop the violence…

Lima Group Loses Lima

The Canadian instigated Lima Group has been dealt a probably fatal blow that ought to elicit serious discussion about this country’s foreign policy. But, don’t expect the media or politicians to even mention it. By Yves Engler In a likely…

(International Campaign) Pegasus Espionage: End the global trade in spyware

An Indian-led initiative is trying to ensure that the scandal surrounding the large-scale use of NSO Group’s Pegasus cyber-weapon does not simply die down (as previous scandals have). We reproduce this call to organise and continue campaigning around some basic…

Why should Myanmar Strengthen its Relations with Bangladesh?

by Pathik Hasan Myanmar, which is also known as Burma, is one of the closest neighbors of Bangladesh. Before the Second World War, many people from Bangladesh used to travel to Burma in search of livelihood. Since then, the people…

Rethinking a Sustainable Solution to the Rohingya Crisis: Limits of WB’s Proposal

by Kazi Jamshed Washington-based global lender the World Bank, through concessional lending arms, has gone to bat for Bangladesh to foster its development initiatives since 1972; committing more than $30 billion by backing priorities in economic, social and infrastructural development.…

Political leaders and thousands of people at Theodorakis’ farewell

The three-day mourning period for the tribute and last salute to the body of Mikis Theodorakis is concluded today with the presence of the President of the Republic, political leaders, people of spirit and personalities of the struggles and the…

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