A bad week for the Nobel Prize

“The former democracy icon and Nobel laureate had maintained an expressionless demeanor in court the previous day, as the tiny West African nation of Gambia spent hours detailing stories of systematic rape, murder and other brutality targeting the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar,” my colleagues reported. Then she spoke. Suu Kyi said her country was […]

Attack investigated as ‘act of domestic terrorism’

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – The shooting rampage by two gunmen who killed a police officer before opening fire on a kosher supermarket, fueling a three-hour gunfight involving hundreds of rounds of ammunition, is being investigated as domestic terrorism, authorities said Thursday. “We believe the suspects held views that reflected hatred of the Jewish people as well as law enforcement,” Attorney […]

Citizenship Bill: India military deployed to Assam and Tripura and internet shut down as protests rage

The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), which was passed by the country’s parliament on Wednesday, has been described by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government as a means of protecting vulnerable groups from persecution. Critics, however, say the bill marginalizes Muslims and undermines the country’s secular constitution. Others say it risks bringing an unwanted influx […]

Activists Say US Is The Villain

The US is using this year’s global climate summit to try to ensure it will never have to pay for the damage climate change is doing to poorer countries, according to participants at the meeting now underway in Madrid. The Madrid meeting, the 25th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25), is working on an update […]