NEW DELHI: In an attempt to further squash press freedom, the Egyptian government has blocked the website of Mada Masr, an independent Egyptian news website on May 24. The government has also blocked 20 other such news sites along .. Read More

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WHY THE AADHAAR CARD IS NOT SAFE

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NEW DELHI: In yet another persistent push to literally shovel the Aadhaar Card into Indian identity, it’s now mandatory for poor women to have it in order to procure free cooking gas. Interestingly, even though the Supreme C... Read More

NO MAN'S LAND: THE ONE HOUSE BETWEEN ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS AND THE APARTHEID WALL

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Hami Amer's house in Mas'ha village located in the Qalqilya district speaks of years of suffering, torment, destruction and pain. Jeopardized in its past, lacking a palpable future to hold on to, it's the only house in West Bank, Palestine that is... Read More

YASSER AFARAT'S TOMB IN RAMALLAH: NOT THE FINAL RESTING PLACE

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On 13th November 2004, the world witnessed the chaotic, emotional and heart-touching burial of Yasser Arafat, the 75-year-old Palestinian leader who had fought tremendously for his nation’s independence. The wailing crowd had gathered at the... Read More

THE FALL OF ALEPPO: SYRIA'S JEOPARDIZED TRYST KNOWS NO END

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For more than 5,000 years, Aleppo had been the cradle of human civilization. It is believed that Abraham used to graze the herds of sheep on the slopes of Aleppo and later give the milk to the needy villagers. In fact, a Hellenic civilization was ... Read More

HORRORS OF OCCUPATION: QALANDIA REFUGEE CAMP IN THE WEST BANK

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WEST BANK: Pain, loss and exile attain a different meaning in Qalandia refugee camp located between Ramallah and Jerusalem in West Bank. Lost in time with the heavy weight of homelessness, one can spot the Palestinian refugees lam... Read More

WHY IS THE MEDIA SUDDENLY SILENT ON DELHI'S AIR POLLUTION?

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NEW DELHI: The last couple of months have revealed the breathless, agonized and polluted face of Delhi, lurking within smog, smoke and chaos. Around Diwali, Delhi’s pollution problem grabbed headlines and dominated social me... Read More

WHAT THE ARREST OF THE NAT GEO AFGHAN GIRL TELLS US ABOUT AFGHAN REFUGEES

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NEW DELHI: Remember the haunting image of Sharbat Bibi clicked by photographer Steve McCurry for National Geographic in 1984? Immediately, she shot into limelight for being the ‘Afghan Girl’, as her face rippled across... Read More

WHAT WILL PALESTINE GAIN BY JOINING THE IUCN?

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NEW DELHI: Recently, Palestine in its endeavor to gain global recognition became a member of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Palestinians believe that being part of this international platform will endow the... Read More

CHINA'S GROWING DOMINANCE: MARITIME SILK ROUTE AND ITS FUTURISTIC IMPACT

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NEW DELHI: Quite soon, the world’s ocean reserves would be tapped by China through its Maritime Silk Route. This is causing ample uneasiness for both US and India, and Europe is not left behind.

Almost 6,000 ... Read More

THE IDEA OF ARAB FEMINISM

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NEW DELHI: The feminist consciousness in the Arab world has developed hand in hand with national consciousness since the early 19th century. But those who oppose the emancipation of Arab women consider feminism irrelevant to the A... Read More

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