Gaza Strip — It is the saltwater coming out of the hotel tap that reminds you where you are, as you wake up in Gaza. And then you imagine your room besieged by honeybees. It is the constant whine of the drones that parade up and down Gaza, selecting targets.
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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, (PTI) firebrand leader Javaid Hashmi says handing over Islamabad to army ahead of PTI’s ‘million march’ betrays how scared the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government is of its unceremonious end down the line, Samaa reported.
“Deploying army in the federal capital is a shameful undemocratic move on the part . . . → Read More: Government’s move to put army against the people
One child in Palestine is killed every hour, according to Save the Children which is a globally leading independent organisation currently working in the West Bank and Gaza.
Entire families are being displaced in Gaza as the bloodshed continues and at least 70,000 children have been forced to move out of their homes due to . . . → Read More: Killing one Muslim child per hour not enough for the Zionists
With Gaza entering its second week of the Israeli operation “Protective Edge”- the third of its kind in three years- worldwide protests in support of the Gazans have erupted calling for Israel to halt the operation immediately. Netanyahu in his increasingly childish ways, adamant on the stance that Israel has the right to defend herself, . . . → Read More: The impracticalities of an “Islamic Army” in Gaza
The United States expects India to take action under Indian law against members of Parliament belonging to the extremist Hindu party Shiv Sena who force-fed a fasting Muslim in New Delhi.
“We are aware of the alleged reports and video, I think, of these MPs forcing a fasting Muslim to eat during Ramadan,” State Department . . . → Read More: US expects India to take action against extremist Hindu MP under Indian law
Obama’s Foreign Policy and the Future of the Middle East Presentation to a Middle East Policy Council Capitol Hill Conference
Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) Washington, DC, 21 July 2014
A while back, the United States set out to reconfigure the Middle East. The result is that the region and our . . . → Read More: The catastrophic impact of US Middle East policy
Shumaila* once dreamed of becoming a computer engineer. Instead, aged 16, the bright-eyed Pakistani girl was tricked into prostitution in UAE, beginning a four-year nightmare of cruelty, violence and rape.
Pakistan has long been an important source of cheap labour for the Gulf state, particularly its booming construction sector.
But campaigners and officials say hundreds . . . → Read More: Two Pakistani share their horror story of Dubai sex trade
(By David Hearst) There are many hands behind the Israeli army’s onslaught on Gaza. America is not unhappy that Hamas is getting such a beating. As footage of the scenes of carnage on the streets of Shejaiya was coming through, John Kerry said on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday that Israel had every right . . . → Read More: Israel continues to massacre civilians in Gaza with Saudi support and blessings
The United Nations Security Council finally adopted a resolution authorizing UN agencies and their implementing partners to deliver aid across the Syrian border without requiring the government’s consent. The government had completely ignored a February resolution calling for it to let aid reach all parts of Syria, including areas controlled by armed groups.
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