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US threatens to withdraw from UNHRC

By Ameen Izzadeen The Donald Trump administration has read the Riot Act to the United Nations Human Rights Council. It has threatened to withdraw from the UNHRC, unless the council agrees to toe Washington’s line. The warning came through a … Continue reading

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North Korea: Smart bombs could stop nuclear warfare

By Ameen Izzadeen A world without nuclear weapons is a possibility and that day is not far from us. Thanks to North Korea and its provocative behaviour, such optimism is not the wild imagination of a fiction writer. The United … Continue reading

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If Trump cuts funds, where will UN go?

By Ameen Izzadeen The United Nations wouldn’t be the same after January 20, roared president-elect Donald Trump in a tweet after the outgoing Barack Obama administration in a startling diplomatic manoeuvre got the UN Security Council to pass a unanimous … Continue reading

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Saints, Sindh and ‘sins’

By Ameen Izzadeen This trembling light, this night-bitten dawn This is not the Dawn we waited for so long This is not the Dawn whose birth was sired By so many lives, so much blood – Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmed … Continue reading

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Kim and China playing Trump cards

By Ameen Izzadeen Kim Jong-un has some guts. The North Korean leader’s foolhardiness apparently knows no bounds. Though baby faced, he is dangerous. He has only contempt for the United States. The maverick regime’s eccentric leader dismisses with a characteristic … Continue reading

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Trump and Iran: Restraint not rhetoric

By Ameen Izzadeen Donald Trump is a newsmaker extraordinary. It is no exaggeration to say that from the day he assumed office on January 20, not a single morning passes without a Trump-related breaking news item greeting us as we … Continue reading

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Muslims in Trump’s America: They came before Columbus

By Ameen Izzadeen In 2003, six months after US troops invaded Iraq, I met this young Afro American researcher in Chicago, while I was touring the United States under a State Department International Visitors’ Programme. He was Amir Nashid Alid … Continue reading

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