The League of Shame

by Dr Amira Abo el-Fetouh

I did not expect a courageous response from the so-called Arab league regarding the UAE-Israel normalisation agreement, because the dead cannot talk, and the Arab League is basically dead and buried after rejecting the draft Palestinian resolution to condemn the deal. It did so despite the fact that such normalisation is a departure from the resolutions of Arab and Islamic summits and the peace initiative that the organisation itself adopted at the 2002 Beirut summit.

Macron has toned down his anti-Turkey rhetoric, but is it enough?

by Motasem A Dalloul

As the tension over maritime borders in the East Mediterranean was escalating between Turkey and Greece, France stepped up with a big stick in support of its fellow EU member and threatened Turkey. President Emanuel Macron said that the government in Ankara “is no longer a partner.”

Iran’s move towards China will have global ramifications

by Mahan Abedin

The decision by Iran and China to embark on what amounts to a 25-year strategic partnership has touched off a flurry of analysis and speculation around the world. The agreement – which has yet to be formalised – is set to transform Iran’s foreign policy outlook by triggering a move towards the East.

Macron’s ‘red lines’ against Turkey reveals France’s neo-Napoleonic mission

by Muhammad Hussein

Not since Napoleon stepped foot on the shores of Alexandria in July 1798, embarking on his short-lived invasion of Egypt, has a Frenchman so imperiously sought to topple a native regional power in the eastern Mediterranean while still appealing to the local population.

Australia: NSW Parliament calls for review of trade ties with India over CAA

by Deepak Joshi

India’s draconian Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 (CAA), and the Modi Government’s authoritarian response to protests and dissent, got a mention in the New South Wales parliament of Australia. Australian Greens Senator Mr David Shoebridge MLC moved a motion against CAA on Thursday 27 August 2020 that calls for review of Australia’s trade links with India over concern for human rights violations.

The motion called upon the Australian Government to:

Israel stands to get a huge economic boost through its deal with the UAE

by Motasem A Dalloul

Yesterday, the first commercial Israeli flight arrived in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. This was organised just two weeks after US President Donald Trump announced the peace deal between the UAE and the occupation state of Israel. Trump tweeted that the deal is a “HUGE breakthrough” and a “Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates!”

Sudarshan News’ ‘bureaucracy jihad’ – How to stop Hindutva ‘Jihad’?

By AW Siddiqui

In recent results of the Indian UPSC Civil Services exam, Muslim candidates have shown a slightly better performance than previous years, though still insignificant when compared to their population. They secured about 4% of the seats - significantly under-represented when looking at 13.4% of the population they share.

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