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War crimes

Abu Akleh’s killing in the Israeli-occupied West Bank was shocking, but hardly unusual. According to the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, she was the 86th journalist to be killed while covering Israeli…

Violent capitals

PROMPTED by the escalation of brutal rape cases, Rahul Gandhi described India as ‘the rape capital of the world’. This may not be statistically accurate but as a political observation,…

Crimes behind closed doors

IT happened one summer evening last year, in a small flat in northern Moscow. In this two-bedroom dwelling lived the Khachaturyan family; a father and his three teenage daughters, aged…

Covering Up Israel’s Crimes

Covering up Israel’s crimes

The term ‘media bias’ does not do justice to the western corporate media’s relationship with Israel and Palestine. The relationship is, indeed, far more profound than mere partiality. It is…

Economic Crimes: A Truly Global Threat

Economic crimes: a truly global threat

As we work to recover from a financial meltdown and near economic collapse the threat posed by economic crime is fresh in the air. These crimes emerge as a result…

Saving precious lives

Violent crimes are increasing in the city at an alarming rate. Every day newspaper readers are confronted with headlines of someone shot here or worse still, a bloodbath there in…

Lula returns?

Brazilian voters will have to return to the polls for a presidential runoff as none of the leading candidates managed to muster the required numbers in the first round. On…

Question of empowerment

Recently, the Punjab government, notably spokesperson for the government and Minister Attaullah Tarar, has spoken about introducing a rape emergency in the province, because of the high number of assault…

Prison fever

On June 14, 2021, Saima Farhan died at the age of 35 in Central Jail, Karachi. The fact that she was surrounded by her family members as she breathed her…