Southeast Asia Turning into Battlefield: Regional Security Outlook Marked by Uncertainty

Southeast Asia Turning into Battlefield: Regional Security Outlook Marked by Uncertainty

Indonesia and Malaysia, and other countries with sizeable Muslim minorities, like the Philippines, realize just how vulnerable they are. They have been on high alert for fighters returning home from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) front lines in Syria and Iraq. The group has made known its ambition to create Southeast Asian provinces…

Holier-Than-Thou: How US Mainstream Media Rebuke Foreign Leaders

Holier-Than-Thou: How US Mainstream Media Rebuke Foreign Leaders

In the week of World Press Freedom Day the New York Times carried one of its holier-than-thou and unintentionally ironical editorials, this time titled «Donald Trump Embraces Another Despot». Seeing the headline, the world could be forgiven for asking which one it might be, this time, and eventually the Editorial Board revealed the target of their displeasure to be President Duterte…

Starving Bears Beg for Food at Indonesian Zoo in Heartbreaking Footage

Starving Bears Beg for Food at Indonesian Zoo in Heartbreaking Footage

A horrific video has emerged of emaciated sun bears begging for food at Bandung Zoo in Indonesia. A petition calling for the zoo’s closure has garnered almost a quarter of million signatures. The disturbing images show two bears begging for food from tourists as onlookers throw junk food to the animals in a macabre display….

What Happened to Saudi Arabia’s Anti-Terror Coalition?
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What Happened to Saudi Arabia’s Anti-Terror Coalition?

Back in March, I wrote an article which analysed how the well (or not so well) Saudi Arabia’s newly formed “Coalition against Terrorism” was performing. It was initially hailed by the western world as a senior Muslim Arab country (Saudi Arabia) leading a united stand of Muslim countries against ISIS and all other ‘Muslim Terrorist’…