Crushing the intellect: Pakistan’s war on free speech

On April 22 people demonstrated in Karachi to condemn the killing of Mashal Khan, accused of blasphemy and murdered on his campus by other students. Akhtar Soomro/Reuters (Der)

Altaf Khan (TC) : Could the brutal killing of a journalism student, Mashal Khan, change Pakistan’s harsh blasphemy laws? That’s what the BBC asked in a recent article about the brutal April 13 lynching and murder of a 23-year-old student by his peers, who had accused Khan of blasphemy, at the Abdul Wali Khan University. On April 22 people demonstrated More...

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The Armenian - Syrian town of Kessab, overrun by Turkish-backed terror hordes.
By Christof Lehmann On Monday, April 24th, 2017
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Turkey’s Genocide Against Armenians (and Kurds) Still Ongoing

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : April 24 marks the anniversary of the start of the Armenian genocide during the Ottoman Empire 102 years ago. However, the Empire’s successor state Turkey continues the genocide More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Turkey’s Al-Qaeda Catch and Release Program: 2003 HSBC Bombers and a Dead Journalist

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : An individual described as Z.C. was detained by security forces in Turkey after he confessed in court to his involvement in four November 2003 truck bombings in Istanbul, targeting the More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, April 17th, 2017
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Erdoğan declares victory in his pursuit of one-man rule

Ozerdem & Baser (TC) : After a long and contentious referendum campaign, Turkey has voted to endorse a package of constitutional changes that will turn the country’s long-established parliamentary system into More...

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By Anis H. Bajrektarevic On Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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Neo-religionism of the post ideological Russia

Anis H. Bajrektarevic (nsnbc) : The lonely superpower (US) vs. the bear of the permafrost (Russia), with the world’s last cosmopolite (EU) in between. Is the ongoing calamity at the eastern flank of the EU a conflict, More...

Meeting of the Security Council (archives) UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
By Christof Lehmann On Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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China and Russia Veto UN Security Council Resolution on Syria – No Carte Blanche for Chapter VII

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Permanent UN Security Council member Russia, on Wednesday, used its veto right to block the adoption of a resolution on Syria that would have condemned the alleged use of chemical weapons More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Monday, April 10th, 2017
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Race to Introduce Fascist Internet Regulations in Russia Continues – Now under the Banner of Child Protection

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Russian lawmaker Vitaly Milonov, on Monday, proposed a bill aimed to ban children under the age of 14 from social media. Although the bill is touted under the banner of child protection, More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
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PFLP reiterates call to confront Oslo Accords, criticizes Al-Fatah, Palestinian Authorithy and Hamas

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Central Committee of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), reiterated its call for confronting the Oslo Accords. The PFLP is the second-largest Palestinian party More...

Russian troops block the road to Gori, Georgia, in August 2008. EPA/PAVEL WOLBERG
By nsnbc On Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
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Defrosting relations with Russia and debunking ‘grand narratives’

Moritz Pieper (TC) : International affairs is about whose story wins. The fine line between diplomacy and public relations is about the distinction between communicating policies and selling them. Nothing illustrates More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
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Venezuelan Supreme Court “Partially” Annuls Most Controversial Parts of Constitutional Coup

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Venezuela’s Supreme Court partially annulled some of the most controversial features of what critics and independent analysts alike describe as a de-facto constitutional coup by More...