- Written by Garikai Chengu, Global Research
Today marks the anniversary of the end of nearly 700 years of African Muslim rule over Spain, Portugal and Southern France.
Four hundred and eight years ago today King Phillip III of Spain signed an order, which was one of the earliest examples of ethnic cleansing. At the height of the Spanish inquisition, King Phillip III ordered the expulsion of 300,000 Muslim Moriscos, which initiated one of the most brutal and tragic episodes in the history of Spain.
- Written by Dr Daud Abdullah, MEMO
By one single act of pure evil Bashar Al-Assad has rescued the Trump presidency. Since his inauguration in January 2017, Donald Trump has struggled to get his administration up and running. At the heart of his troubles is the ongoing FBI investigation into possible collusion between his election campaign team and the Russian government.
The counterintelligence investigations into Trump-Russian links which began as early July 2016 have cast a dark shadow over the young administration. Within less than a month of taking office Trump lost his national security advisor, Michael Flynn, after he tried to cover up contacts with Russian officials during the election campaign.
- Written by Mohammed Deghayes, MEMO
Karl Marx once said: “History repeats itself, first as a tragedy, second and as a farce”, it is upon this notion that the free world has been unhinged in its involvement in the Syrian conflict. Fixed upon its reason to suggest that Syria will in fact become another Libya. This paradigm of political thought is one set in a recent harsh past, in an area found on the brink of the Sahara. The two countries bound by their convergent, benevolent history which spans far beyond their independence in 1946 and 1951.
- Written by Ram Puniyani, CaravanDaily
Social movements for the rights of weaker sections of society need to come up to form a platform for defense o democracy. Writing is clear on the wall with Yogi coming to power, either non RSS controlled parties hang together or be ready to be decimated in the dust of electoral politics. Electoral alliance of Bihar alone type hold the key for times to come.
- Written by Zen Adra, Al-Masdar News
Panama Papers reveal King of Saudi Arabia paid $80 million into Netanyahu's re-election campaign. Saudi king Salman bin Abdulaziz: Paying his dues because he has to?
Isaac Herzog, member of the Knesset and Chairman of the Israeli Labor party, revealed that Saudi king Salman bin Abdulaziz financed the election campaign of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
- Written by Hilmy Ahamed
The Gazette Notification issued on the 24th of March 2017 declared four forest areas North of the Wilpattu sanctuary as reserves, caging the Muslim Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) returning to their homes in Musali after languishing in makeshift camps for over 25 years. President Maithripala Sirisena's hurriedly signed controversial gazette on Wilpattu, inked at the Sri Lankan Embassy in cold Moscow while on an official tour, has generated so much heat that the President is claiming a conspiracy against him. He also claims that it is intended to mislead the Muslims.
- Written by Bijin Jose, IndiaToday.in
Following the escalation of violence on Sunday, internet services have suspended in entire Kashmir Valley till Anantnag by-poll on April 12. As many as eight people were killed in clashes with security forces on Sunday during the by-poll for Srinagar Lok Sabha seat. The constituency saw an all-time low with 6.5 per cent voter turnout which is the lowest in last 30 years.
- Written by DINA ELMUTI, ahtribune.com
I grew up in a country far removed from the horrors of Deir Yassin, but I’ve lived with the snapshots of the massacre my entire life. My grandmother’s Nakba trauma has permeated my inner life, and I’ve known the world of acute agony and the mockery of what human life has been reduced to for the Palestinian people. Every massacre and assault carried out in Zionism’s calculated desire for control adds another layer to the transgenerational transmission of trauma of Palestinians everywhere.
- Written by சிரேஷ்ட பத்திரிகையாளர், லதீப் பாரூக்
கடந்த மூன்று ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு ஐ.எஸ்.ஐ.எஸ் அமைப்பு என்பது அமெரிக்க, இஸ்ரேலிய உருவாக்கம் என்றும், அது இஸ்லாம் மற்றும் முஸ்லிம்களை தீய சக்தியாகக் காட்டுவதற்கும், மத்திய கிழக்கை அழித்தொழிப்பதற்கும் உரிய சதித்திட்டங்களுள் ஒன்று என்றும் என் ஆக்கம் ஒன்றில் தெளிவுபடுத்தியிருந்தேன். மேற்கு ஊடகங்களால் மூளை சலவை செய்யப்பட்ட பலர் அதனை நம்பியியிருக்க மாட்டார்கள்.
- Written by hizb.org.uk
Russia has been criticised by world powers at the UN Security Council in New York over the chemical weapons deaths in northern Syria. Moscow’s suggestions that civilians were poisoned by rebel weapons on the ground have been widely rejected.
The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley before the Security Council and stated: