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Kofi Annan and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)

By Aman Ullah “The sovereignty of States must no longer be used as a shield for gross violations of human rights”. Kofi Annan Until terrorism overwhelmed international attention after 11 September 2001, the really big issue in international relations – the one that must have launched a thousand Ph.Ds – was the ‘‘right of humanitarian […]

Malaysian PM rejects Trump’s Jerusalem move

Najib Razak says Malaysia will give suggestions to Turkey over US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Friday the U.S. plan to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital will fail if the world unites against it. “Many countries, including Malaysia, have expressed their objections in this regard,” Razak said. Noting […]

Palestine’s Islamic Jihad calls on Arabs to shun Israel

After Washington’s controversial Jerusalem move, resistance group tells Arab states to stop normalizing with Jewish state Palestinian resistance group Islamic Jihad on Thursday urged Arab and Muslim countries to stop normalizing relations with Israel. The appeal came in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement one day earlier that Washington planned to move its Israel […]

Jordan to convene Arab League, OIC meetings over Trump’s Jerusalem moves – foreign minister

05 December, 2017 AMMAN – Jordan plans to convene emergency meetings of the Arab League and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation next Saturday and Sunday on how to face the “dangerous” consequences of U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to move Washington’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the foreign minister said. The kingdom is holding consultations with […]

Watchdog Finds Widespread Rape of Rohingya Women, Girls

Myanmar security forces have committed widespread rape against women and girls as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in Arakan State, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Thursday. The 37-page report, “All of My Body Was Pain: Sexual Violence Against Rohingya Women and Girls in Burma,” documents the […]

Azhar imam to visit Rohingya refugee camps in Bang. in Nov.

Grand Imam of Al Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders Ahmad el Tayyeb will visit the camps of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh late November. During his visit, Tayyeb is expected to meet with senior officials and a number of scholars in Bangladesh. Under Secretary of Al Azhar Abbas Shoman and Secretary […]

Myanmar, China to deepen close ties

Beijing, 1 Dec State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks yesterday in Beijing, China, committing to creating closer ties between the two neighbouring countries. At the meeting, they cordially discussed accelerating the strategic cooperation between the two countries based on existing bilateral relations, cooperation in the international arena, […]