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May 08, 2021

Asian people under attack in US

A reporting centre for anti-Asian hate crimes, released statistics showing that from March 2020 to March 2021, there were 6,603 reported incidents of anti-Asian hate in the US. That’s almost...

Sad tale of India's row with Russia

Sumantra Maitra - Calcutta, India Russia and India were comrades during the Cold War. But now it is evident that the two "blood brothers" as they used to be, are no longer sharing the same cordial warmth of old times. The dramatic change in rela ...

Damning report exposes Bush 'lies' over Iraq

American President George Bush and top US officials made a total of 935 false statements in the run-up to the Iraq war, according to a damning report by US researchers. The statements, that mentioned Iraq's weapons of mass destruction or links to al-Qa ...

Anti-whaling activists freed

Two anti-whaling activists have been freed from captivity by Japanese on a vessel they had seized to prevent the illegal hunting of whales, writes Chris Gaynor.Giles Lane, 35, and Benjamin Potts, from Sydney, Australia, were kidnapped by the Japanese harpo ...

Eye witness account of Kenya's bloody chaos

Hundreds of people have been killed and almost 200,000 fled their homes in Kenya following the bitterly disputed outcome of a general election.The officially-declared results of the 27 December presidential poll - giving victory to incumbent President Mwai ...

More than a million Iraqis may have been killed

Tens of thousands of people have died in Iraq since the US-led invasion of March 2003. But exactly how many Iraqi lives have been lost is a controversial topic. More than 4,000 coalition soldiers have died, but US forces do not keep complete records of civ ...

Who really reached summit of world's tallest mountain first?

Tributes have been showered on New Zealander Edmund Hillary after the internationally most famous mountaineer's death. But, while Hillary was credited with being the first person to scale Mount Everest, the role of the Tibetan man of colour who took hi ...

Bush is losing his grip on the military

Chris Gelken - in Tehran, IranThe US Navy's Fifth Fleet has released a statement saying it cannot say with any certainty that threats to blow up its vessels actually came from Iranian Navy speedboats in Sunday's Straits of Hormuz incident that almo ...

US President has nothing new to offer Middle East

Chris GelkenSince lame duck President George W. Bush arrived in Israel he has offered little more than rhetoric in his effort to jump-start the long stalled Middle East peace process and land a last gasp foreign policy success for himself. No new initiativ ...

Talks not war are the key to peace with Iran

TEHRAN: As US President George W. Bush declared a primary goal of his current tour of the Middle East was to drum up support for further isolating Iran, the country's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyyid Ali Khamenei said that restoring diplomatic ties wit ...

Mob-buster to quiz CIA over al-Qaeda tapes

Chris Gelken America's top lawman has announced the launch of a criminal investigation into the CIA's destruction of videotapes allegedly showing the violent interrogations of al-Qaeda suspects being held at a secret prison. Attorney General Micha ...

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