U.S. President Barack Obama accepted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation on Friday to be the guest of honor at India’s 66th Republic Day Parade on January 26, 2015 in New Delhi (WSJ,Reuters, NDTV). Modi — @narendramodi — tweeted: “This Republic Day, we hope to have a friend over… invited President Obama to be the . . . → Read More: 24th Nov 2014 – Foreign Policy updates
Protesters set buildings ablaze, shot at police and looted stores in the US town of Ferguson on Monday after a grand jury chose not to press charges against a white officer who shot dead a black teen.
Police were overwhelmed by an explosion of violence right after the hotly awaited verdict. Officers were shot at . . . → Read More: Racial riots in USA
“The Intercept“- Barack Obama, in his post-election press conference yesterday,announced that he would seek an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) from the new Congress, one that would authorize Obama’s bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria—the one he began three months ago. If one were being generous, one could say that seeking congressional authorization for a war that commenced . . . → Read More: From 1980 till Date – How many Muslims countries have been US target
Malala Yousafzai has become the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in history, sharing it this year with India’s Kailash Satyarthi, a children’s rights activist.
Ms. Yousafzai, from Pakistan’s picturesque Swat Valley, was shot in the head by a member of the Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan (TTP or Pakistani Taliban Movement) two years ago this . . . → Read More: Time to actually hear what Malala Yousafzai has been saying
Global revulsion at the mind-numbing carnage of Israel’s onslaught on Gaza seems finally to have spurred some of the western political class to speak out. The resignation of Sayeeda Warsi, Britain’s first Muslim cabinet minister, in protest against her government’s “morally indefensible” stance, emboldened Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, to demand the suspension of arms export licences . . . → Read More: USA is equally responsible for war crimes in Gaza
The future of three al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt looks more bleak after Egypt’s strongman president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, refused a pardon, ignoring pleas from Barack Obama to release them and other political prisoners.
“We will not interfere in judicial rulings,” Sisi said in a speech on Tuesday morning. “We must respect judicial rulings and not criticise them even if others do . . . → Read More: Sisi refuses to intervene in ruling against journalists
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Monday criticised the US over legislation linking $33 million in aid with the release of a doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden, saying it was “disappointed” by the move.
Shakeel Afridi is awaiting retrial on a treason conviction under the country´s tribal justice system for alleged ties to militants.Angry . . . → Read More: Pakistan disappointed in $33 million aid tied down to Dr Shakil Afridi
By George Monbiot
For 67 years the US has pursued its own interests at the expense of global justice – no wonder people are sceptical now.
You could almost pity these people. For 67 years successive US governments have resisted calls to reform the UN security council. They’ve defended a system which grants five nations a . . . → Read More: United States defiance of International laws
The attack came early. Like any coward, the killer wasn’t interested in a fair fight, and chances are he didn’t even know whom he was killing. Having stalked his prey for reasons that even now aren’t entirely clear, he struck when his victims were most vulnerable: as they prayed in their house of worship. Within minutes, . . . → Read More: Which violence should be condemned?