Can a full-blown crisis between India and Pakistan be averted?

A new crisis is looming between nuclear rivals India and Pakistan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is promising a fitting response against an attack in Indian-administered Kashmir that killed 44 of its soldiers. Islamabad has condemned the incident and has denied supporting the group thought to be behind it. There has been international condemnation with calls…
Saudi Crown Prince MBS to visit Pakistan for investment deals

Saudi Crown Prince MBS to visit Pakistan for investment deals

Islamabad, Pakistan - Saudi Arabia's crown prince is due to arrive in the Pakistani capital for a state visit to a key strategic ally that is expected to see the Gulf kingdom sign investment deals worth more than $10bn, government officials said. Mohammed bin Salman, also known as MBS, will arrive in Islamabad on Sunday for…
There are 40 days until Brexit. Where do things stand?

There are 40 days until Brexit. Where do things stand?

London, United Kingdom - With just 40 days to go before the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union (EU), the fog of Brexit continues to obscure the country's future. Britain is scheduled to leave the EU - with or without a formal exit deal - on March 29. Huge questions remain around…
Syria: Civilians face familiar threats in rebel-held areas

Syria: Civilians face familiar threats in rebel-held areas

Beirut, Lebanon - The last rebel-held enclave was meant to be a safe zone for three million displaced Syrians who fled government-controlled areas fearing arrest, torture or both. But similar crimes are happening in Idlib province - although to a lesser extent than they have been committed in government-controlled territory - as well as in areas west of…
Senior leader of Bangladesh’s Jamaat Abdur Razzaq resigns

Senior leader of Bangladesh’s Jamaat Abdur Razzaq resigns

A senior leader of Bangladesh's largest religious political party, the Jamaat-e-Islami, has resigned citing the party's failure to apologise for its role in supporting Pakistani military 50 years ago. Abdur Razzaq, who held the position of assistant general secretary in the Jamaat, told Al Jazeera he had been trying to get his party to apologise…
Trump-Kim summit: North Koreans pessimistic about ‘gimmick’ talks

Trump-Kim summit: North Koreans pessimistic about ‘gimmick’ talks

Seoul, South Korea - Sae In Han is a 24-year-old high-school graduate who fled North Korea with her mother and sister in 2012. Unlike a big number of North Koreans who have escaped the country, Han is hopeful the upcoming talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump will bring…
India warns Pakistan of ‘strong response’ to Kashmir attack

India warns Pakistan of ‘strong response’ to Kashmir attack

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised a "strong response" to a car bombing in Indian-administered Kashmir that killed at least 42 paramilitary personnel, with New Delhi calling for "the complete isolation of Pakistan" for harbouring the armed group behind the devastating attack. "We will give a befitting reply," Modi said in a…
Remembering Ko Ni, Myanmar’s slain lawyer

Remembering Ko Ni, Myanmar’s slain lawyer

Yangon, Myanmar - When she was about seven or eight-years-old, Yin Nwe Khine accidentally stepped on her father's eyeglasses, snapping them in two.  Other parents she knew of might have scolded their children for such carelessness. But Ko Ni, a lawyer who would later become renowned for his opposition to the Myanmar military's grip on…
UK schoolgirl who joined ISIL ‘could be prevented’ from return

UK schoolgirl who joined ISIL ‘could be prevented’ from return

A pregnant British teenager who fled to Syria as a schoolgirl to live in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's (ISIL or ISIS) so-called "caliphate" could be prevented from returning to the United Kingdom, Home Secretary Sajid Javid has said. Javid told the Times: "We must remember that those who left Britain to join…
Working towards food sovereignty in Palestine

Working towards food sovereignty in Palestine

Ramallah, occupied West Bank - The Om Sleiman farm in the village of Bil'in is part of a burgeoning movement of agroecology and community supported agriculture (CSA) in the occupied West Bank. Depending on the season, the farm grows broccoli, ginger, turmeric, kale and watermelon, as well as other fruits and vegetables. It claims to be…

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