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Turkish election: High Stakes

The Wall Street Journal reports, ‘… the latest polls suggest the party [Peoples’ Democratic Party, or HDP] could squeak past the 10% electoral threshold needed to get representation in Turkish parliament, enough to deny Mr. Erdogan’s Islamic-rooted Justice and Development … read more

The Politics of the FIFA intervention

… Already, we’re seeing a dramatic shift in focus for the FIFA conference, and the planned vote on suspending Israel for the mistreatment of Palestinian footballers seems almost certain to be delayed.  Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu is crowing about this, and bragged of … read more

Gaza atrocities in 2014


The Guardian reports: Israel was responsible for striking seven United Nations sites used as civilian shelters during the 2014 Gaza war in which 44 Palestinians died and 227 others were injured, an inquiry ordered by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has … read more

Pakistan bombshell: Liaqat Ali Khan


  From the website pakistantoday.com.pk: According to the documents, the United States wanted to get contracts of oil resources in Iran. Pakistan and Iran enjoyed cordial ties and Afghanistan used to be an enemy of Pakistan during 1950-51. The neighbouring Afghanistan … read more

Cameron’s blunder

Peter Ford in the Guardian: …This is all the more deplorable because Cameron’s unthinking policy on Syria can only have fuelled the rise of support for jihadism among British Muslim youth. To call for the overthrow of the secular Syrian … read more