A Pound of Flesh: Why is India Trying to Sabotage the Silk Road Initiative?
Opinion

A Pound of Flesh: Why is India Trying to Sabotage the Silk Road Initiative?

Tarry a little, there is something else. This bond doth give thee here no jot of blood; The words expressly are “a pound of flesh.” —Portia, The Merchant of Venice, Act IV, Scene II Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has turned on his former One Belt, One Road (OBOR) allies, arrogantly demanding a pound of…

Palestinians Refuse Israeli Searches to Enter Al-Aqsa
Middle East

Palestinians Refuse Israeli Searches to Enter Al-Aqsa

Palestinian worshippers congregated for prayers outside one of the main entrances to the Al-Aqsa mosque, refusing to enter because of new metal detectors installed at entrances as the holy site re-opened for the first time on Sunday since a two-day closure following a deadly shootout. Sheikh Omar Qiswani, head of the Islamic Waqf, which manages…

Made in the West: New Era of Global Famine Thanks to War and Chaos
Opinion

Made in the West: New Era of Global Famine Thanks to War and Chaos

The famines threatening many parts of the world today have one thing in common: Western aggression and destabilization. In February of this year, the world’s first famine in six years was officially declared in South Sudan. A month later, the UN’s humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien warned the Security Council that three other countries – Yemen,…

Yemen: The War That Isn’t Happening Even as It’s Happening
Opinion

Yemen: The War That Isn’t Happening Even as It’s Happening

The manipulation of news and the distortion of reality are the most powerful weapons in the hands of power.  They can make a whole reality disappear. Yemen’s, for example. A child dies in Yemen every ten minutes from preventable causes, UNICEF reported in June. These deaths are only part of a humanitarian catastrophe, among the…