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Resistance is a way of life for Kashmiri youth

Resistance is a way of life for Kashmiri youth

by Ather Zia: Ather Zia is a poet and a political anthropologist who teaches at University of Northern Colorado Greeley. The year 2017 is not even halve way through, but in…

Why are African men and women still fleeing to Yemen?

Why are African men and women still fleeing to Yemen?

by Idil Osman : Idil Osman is a research associate at SOAS working on a research project on migration from the Horn of Africa. Conflict has been raging in Yemen since 2015,…

Ending famine in Somalia, the Turkish way

Ending famine in Somalia, the Turkish way

Afyare Abdi Elmi : Jerome Jarre’s viral hashtag, #TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia, was yet another attempt to draw worldwide attention to the famine in the Somali peninsula, but the Somali people are in need of…

Hijab at work: EU court is authorising discrimination

Hijab at work: EU court is authorising discrimination

Shelina Janmohamed : On March 14, the European Court of Justice ruled that when it comes to the workplace, the ban on the wearing of “any political, philosophical or religious sign” such as…

Australia encourages Israel’s occupation of Palestine

Australia encourages Israel’s occupation of Palestine

Rawan Arraf : There is something troubling about the recent five-day trip to Australia by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, something beyond the charade of pomp, bravado and contrived pleasantries. The…

What King Salman seeks in Asia

What King Salman seeks in Asia

Ankit Panda : In the final days of February, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, flanked by a 600-strong delegation, embarked on a month-long tour of the Asia-Pacific, where…

The Rohingya crisis and the role of the OIC

The Rohingya crisis and the role of the OIC

Abdullah al-Ahsan : The latest United Nations report on the Rohingya minority shocked the world yet again with descriptions of the kind of atrocities that the Myanmar security forces are perpetrating. From children…

Regional actors should take a stand against Myanmar

Regional actors should take a stand against Myanmar

Priyamvada Gopal : Even by the standards of a region that has seen more than its fair share of xenophobic violence, forced migrations and displacements, the grim plight of the Rohingya…

Women in Uttar Pradesh are still waiting for justice

Women in Uttar Pradesh are still waiting for justice

Mariya Salim : As Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state and home to its largest Muslim minority community, prepares to go to the polls later this month, seven women gang-raped in…

Will Assad ever be tried for his crimes?

Will Assad ever be tried for his crimes?

  by Noha Aboueldahab : As enticing as it is to imagine Bashar al-Assad and his cronies on trial for heinous crimes against the Syrian people, a reality check is in order.…