Al Jazeera

  • Hamid Dabashi - "The war in Yemen is now the world's worst humanitarian crisis, with more than 22 million people - three-quarters of the population - in desperate need of aid and protection," we read in reports. "As the conflict enters its fourth year, millions are without access to clean drinking ...

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  • Saeid Golkar - In a June 13 Washington Post article, former US ambassador to the UN Zalmay Khalilzad argued that the Trump administration's approach towards Iran - withdrawing from the nuclear deal and imposing crippling sanctions - has a reasonable chance of bringing its leadership to the ...

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  • DOHA - When millions of football lovers cheer on their favourite teams at the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia this summer, Pakistanis will have a special reason to rejoice, although the 198th-ranked football nation will not be participating in the mega event. Pakistan's famous footballs ...

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  • Ajaz Ashraf - These days, a popular joke making the rounds in India is that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) loves Muslim women, but not Muslim men. The joke makes fun of BJP’s attempts to portray its rightwing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a crusader against religious orthodoxy, ...

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  • Belen Fernandez - The Special Operations forces of the United States - currently 70,000-strong and thus larger than the regular militaries of many sizable countries - occupy a very special place in US national mythology. According to TIME Magazine, Special Ops "heroes" are the "planet's most ...

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  • Roman Dobrokhotov - On December 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Russian oligarchs at the Kremlin. ?he men in attendance had a combined wealth of $213bn, almost as much as the Russian federal budget. So it was no wonder Putin wanted to meet them and assure their loyalty, especially ...

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  • Jamie Maxwell - It seemed that 2017 should have killed the campaign for Scottish independence stone dead. At the UK general election in June, the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) lost a third of its Westminster seats, forcing SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon to "reset" her plans for a ...

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  • Catriona Murdoch/Wayne Jordash - The last two decades have seen a significant expansion of international, regional and domestic accountability mechanisms for an array of international crimes and a variety of forgotten victims. Much of this activity has been focused on the conduct of senior military ...

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  • Charlene Anne and Fuad Rajeh - The scars from Adnan Ali's recent kidney surgery are fading, but his emotional pain lingers. Ali - who is unemployed, divorced and in his early thirties - recently found himself facing a stark choice. He could either sign up to fight with the Houthi rebels on the ...

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  • Mark LeVine - The present attempt by the government of Israel to close down Al Jazeera's offices in Jerusalem reflects a potentially far-reaching shift in the perceived power and role of critical media, not just in the Israeli occupation of Palestine, but across the Arab world and larger Middle ...

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