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Rohingya in Pakistan

Mehreen Zahra-Malik reports in the New York Times, ‘. . . Outside Myanmar, and perhaps now Bangladesh, Pakistan is home to the highest concentration of Rohingya in the world, from a previous exodus of Rohingya in the 1970s and ’80s. A … read more

Princeton’s eminent Physicist

Zahid Hasan is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics at Princeton University, heading its Topological and Quantum Matter research group.  In May 2017 he delivered the Sir Nevill Mott lecture at the University of Loughborough. In an abstract of the talk … read more

British Muslims’ concern for Rohingya

The Muslim Council of Britain today called on the government to move ‘beyond tepid statements of concern’ and be more pro-active in saving the Burma’s Rohingya community from further persecution, ethnic cleansing and genocide. Described as the most ‘persecuted minority on … read more

Nazi-sympathisers in the Forces

Jacob Davey in the Guardian, ‘the arrests of five current servicemen who were allegedly members of the banned neo-Nazi group National Action is the latest event in a year in which extreme-right activism and violence have risen significantly around the … read more

Myanmar: plight of Muslim Rohingyas

Jacob Judah reports in the Guardian, ‘. . . The Rohingya are from Myanmar’s western Rakhine state. Numbering about 1.1 million, there are now estimated to be more than 400,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. They face systematic discrimination in Myanmar and … read more

The Late Ebrahim Yazdi

Trevor Mostyn’s obituary of  Iran’s former Foreign Minister, Ebrahim Yazdi: Ebrahim Yazdi, who has died aged 86, was a longstanding member, and from 1995 leader, of the Iranian opposition party the Freedom Movement of Iran (FMI). The FMI was founded … read more

Immigration Statistics

Home Office

Heather Stewart et al in the Guardian, ‘Theresa May’s determination to continue counting foreign students in the government’s immigration target left her increasingly isolated on Thursday night, after official figures revealed that fewer than 5,000 a year stay on after … read more

The Qatar Crisis & Scientists

Ehsan Masood is former editor of Research Fortnight and author of several books including Science and Islam: A History. Writing in the 17 August 2017 issue of Nature: “. . . Last month, the tiny oil-rich nation of Qatar filed … read more