On the 27th of April 2022, a hearing began for first Muslim-American woman nominee for a legal position on the US federal bench. Nusrat Jahan Choudhury is President Joe Biden’s nominee for US district judge for the eastern district of New York. The position is hailed as a great advancement for women’s rights and the […]
Headlines: • Saudis to Accept Payment in Yuan for Oil • Iranian missile strikes Iraq • Declassified Report Show CIA Used Prisoner as a Torture Training Prop • Al-Assad Makes Historic Visit to UAE
Human Trafficking is the world’s fastest-growing crime. We are taught to correlate human trafficking with conflict areas or areas with rampant instability. It’s not! the crime is common in the developed countries too. And several high profile cases have shown that it involves influential figures and the authorities that are meant to protect women and […]
There continues to be much talk of the dollar’s demise and over the last decade, a number of challengers have emerged to lay claim to the dollar’s dominant position. With the rise of China, many consider China to be in pole position to replace the US dollar. The dollar has played a central role in […]
“Police in Canada, France Deploy Snipers, Tear Gas Against ‘Freedom Convoys’” according to headline news from Newsweek on the 12th of February after 3 weeks of protests against draconian vaccine mandates closed parts of the US-Canadian border and protesters converged on Paris to shut down the French capitol. Protesters used trucks and cars to physically […]
Following a press conference by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell on January 26, 2022 Politico reported: The Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates in March in what is expected to be the first of a series of hikes this year amid rising inflation.
According a study published by The Lancet Journal on Wednesday, over 1.2 million people died in 2019 as a direct result of antimicrobial resistance, far outnumbering the number of deaths caused by HIV/AIDS or malaria.
Headlines: • Ukraine Tensions Heat up • Over 100 Millionaires Call for Wealth Taxes on the Richest • Bitcoin Experiment Failure Ukraine Tensions Heat up At a press conference on 19 January 2022, US President Joe Biden predicted Russia would “move in” to Ukraine and suggested a “minor incursion” by Moscow could lead to Western […]
In a joint statement on 3rd January 2022, five of the world’s nuclear powers agreed that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought” in a rare joint pledge to reduce the risk of such a conflict ever starting. The pledge was signed by the P5 – USA, Russia, China, the UK and France; the main […]
Recent research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reported that “the surge of post-truth political argumentation suggests that we are living in a special historical period when it comes to the balance between emotion and reasoning,” and that “the post-truth era has taken many by surprise.” PNAS is a distinguished scientific […]
Headlines: Nuclear Powers Release Statement on Nuclear Weapons Protests in Egypt Americans Worried About Democracy
The United States Congress recently approved a $777.7bn defense budget, a five percent increase from last year. This move came after they pulled the last American troops out of Afghanistan and was justified as a way of dealing with the intensifying competition with China. (Al Jazeera) The budget approval had bipartisan support and supports the […]
Headlines: US Passes New Defence Bill US-Iran Negotiations Continue Libya’s Elections Called Off
On December 14, 2021, a Muslim high school student, Ekran Mohammed, was shoved down and had her hijab forcibly removed by a fellow student while working on a project in a classroom. This violent incident happened after the student and others had reportedly made Islamophobic remarks and created an Islamic symbol and put an X […]
In recent weeks, a series of tragic violent incidents involving children murdering other children in the UK have hit the headlines in the country. In November, a 14 year old boy was charged with the murder of a 12 year old girl, Ava White, in Liverpool. She was stabbed to death while out with some […]
Headlines: Tunisian President Extends Suspension Ann San Sui Kui Given Sentence Virtual Conference to Save Democracy Tunisian President Extends Suspension Tunisian President Kais has revealed the extension of the suspension of the country’s parliament, announcing that a referendum on constitutional reform will be held in July 2022, followed by parliamentary elections in December. In a speech […]
Headlines: • Harvard Poll Shows Young Americans See US Democracy as Failing them • Biden-Putin Summit Harvard Poll Shows Young Americans See US Democracy as Failing them A majority of young Americans are worried about the state of democracy in the US according to a new poll of Americans (age 18-29) conducted by Harvard’s Kennedy […]
Two articles this week from the Independent each throw light in different ways upon where the US is heading scientifically. On the 11th of October, a headline read: “Pentagon official quits claiming US cybersecurity is ‘kindergarten’ compared to China,” and on the 13th of October another headline read: “Pro-Trump candidate suggests taking all boats out […]
At a Senate Banking Committee hearing of 28 September 2021, US Treasury Secretary, Janet L. Yellen, warned US lawmakers on 28 September of “catastrophic” consequences, if Congress failed to raise or suspend the statutory debt limit by 18 October 2021, saying inaction could lead to a self-inflicted economic recession and a financial crisis. Then on […]
Australia’s negotiations with the EU on a trade agreement have been postponed as the scandal surrounding Canberra’s decision to cancel its defense contract with Paris escalates. As noted, in solidarity with France, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen expressed doubt that the bloc could conclude a trade agreement with Australia.
Abortion rights in the USA are being debated once again centering around Texas which has put forward a law which will stop women from getting an abortion after 6 weeks. Apart from the time limit, another controversial aspect of this law is the allowance of private citizens, as opposed to state officials, to bring cases […]
Headlines: Biden Forms New AUKUS Alliance with Britain and Australia The West Turns to Crushing Afghanistan Economically France Recalls Ambassadors to US, Australia over Sub Deal Pakistan PM says He Has Started Dialogue with Taliban over Inclusivity China Ought to Reduce US Treasury Holdings to Allay Risks
The Hill published an article on the 13th Of September titled: “What Republicans should demand in exchange for raising the debt ceiling”
Headlines: Turkey Extols Booming Defence Industry at International Arms Fair Afghanistan Faces Dire Financial Outlook, Warns Former Central Bank Chief Greatest Foreign Policy Humiliation: Trump Turkey Extols Booming Defence Industry at International Arms Fair The TF aircraft being developed by Turkish Aerospace is arguably the jewel in the crown of an industry that is widely […]
Headlines: The Battle for Infrastructure China-Russia Military Exercises Saudi Clampdown
Headlines: US Wants Pakistan to Keep Afghan Border Open for DPs The Wheel Risks Turning Full Circle in Afghanistan When the Chips are Down: Biden’s Semiconductor War
Today, a CNN headline read: “’They’re not going to f*****g succeed’: Top generals feared Trump would attempt a coup after election,” which is a stunning quote from a new book about former president Trump that is due to be released next week. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Mark Milley, was so fearful of […]
Canadian protesters have torn down and defaced statues of Queen Victoria and Elizabeth II in anger over the historical treatment of indigenous people. Demonstrators gathered in Winnipeg, Manitoba to highlight abuses under Canada’s residential schools system, which saw at least 150,000 indigenous children forced away from their families to assimilate them into Canadian society.
Headlines: • Russia to Sell Satellite to Iran • NATO Struggles to Redefine Itself • Eradicating the Muslim Brotherhood (MB)
The “New Trump scandal shows the depth of his assault on America’s democratic foundations,” according to CNN on the 11th June following explosive new revelations about Trump era targeting of his political opponents with the Department of Justice announcement that it initiated a review into “the Department’s compliance with applicable DOJ policies and procedures, and […]