16 September 2017

All the news for 16 September 2017 [ 99 news items | Now showing page 1 of 5 ]

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International Child Abduction Bill Bypasses the Indian Judiciary

International Child Abduction Bill Bypasses the Indian Judiciary seema Sat, 09/16/2017 - 17:12 "This law hands over the judicial system to a burea...   [ continue reading...]

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Anti-Nuclear Groups Redouble Efforts to Prevent Unimaginable Human Catastrophe

As the threat of nuclear war triggers anxiety not seen since the Cold War, peace groups and those committed to the elimination of nuclear weapons are entering t...   [ continue reading...]

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NE Dispatch: New Chairperson to Oversee Indian-Bangladesh Border Fence Work, 14 Girls Trafficked from Manipur Rescued

A roundup of news this week from the northeast. The post NE Dispatch: New Chairperson to Oversee Indian-Bangladesh Border Fence Work, 14 Girls Trafficked from M...   [ continue reading...]

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Italy Imprisons Refugees Who Were Forced to Pilot Smuggling Boats At Gunpoint

Zealous Italian anti-smuggling investigations put refugees in prison merely for driving a rubber boat or holding a compass, catching few real traffickers. The p...   [ continue reading...]

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Israel’s Hezbollah Woes, Saudi Play and the Kurdish Referendum

Israel’s Hezbollah Woes, Saudi Play and the Kurdish Referendum seema Sat, 09/16/2017 - 18:24 As renewed realignments in the Arab world becom...   [ continue reading...]

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WSJ Says Trump Has Changed His Mind About Leaving the Paris Agreement

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Trump administration has told European officials that it won’t leave the Paris agreement.  Trump admini...   [ continue reading...]

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Lack of Food, Shelter Could Lead to Death of Rohingya in Bangladesh, Says Aid Group

Bangladesh was already home to 4,00,000 Rohingya before the latest crisis erupted. The post Lack of Food, Shelter Could Lead to Death of Rohingya in Bangladesh,...   [ continue reading...]

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Pakistan Army Pushed for Political Mainstreaming of Militant-Linked Groups

The Milli Muslim League party loyal to Hafiz Saeed is backing a candidate in Sunday's by-election. The post Pakistan Army Pushed for Political Mainstreaming of...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Assassinating Dissent | Mukul Kesavan

Gauri Lankesh was the editor of a weekly tabloid published in Kannada, the main language of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. She was murdered on the fift...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump's Tax Plan Is Indefensible

Although Trump has yet to reveal his plan for tax reform, he and the GOP have made it clear that it will involve tax cuts for the super-rich, paired with cuts i...   [ continue reading...]

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Devastated Caribbean Picks up the Pieces After Irma

In addition to deaths and injuries, the storm has caused widespread damage to road and electrical infrastructure, housing stock, ports and telecommunications. T...   [ continue reading...]

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Wide Angle, Episode 02: Is India’s Position on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis Tenable?

In the second episode of Wide Angle, UN special envoy on Myanmar Vijay Nambiar repeats his request to Aung San Suu Kyi to speak out against atrocities on Rohing...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf Is No Feminist Icon

In fact, Sirleaf’s brand of femocracy – a term coined by Nigerian feminist scholar Amina Mama – has severely stifled women’s political p...   [ continue reading...]

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Japan’s Shinzo Abe Mulling Snap Election as Early as October

Abe's ratings had sunk below 30% in some surveys in July, battered by suspected cronyism scandals and a perception that he had grown arrogant. The post Japan&rs...   [ continue reading...]

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Rallies Against Police Acquittal in St. Louis Turn Violent

Police declared the scene an unlawful assembly, threatened to deploy tear gas and arrested at least eight people. The post Rallies Against Police Acquittal in S...   [ continue reading...]

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Will Judge Overturn Arpaio Pardon?

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio gestures to the crowd while delivering a speech on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016, at...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Bol Na Aunty Aau Kya’: Journalist Gets Rape Threats After YouTube Takes Down Sexist Song

Journalist is threatened after urging people to report the sexist video on YouTube. The post ‘Bol Na Aunty Aau Kya’: Journalist Gets Rape Threats Af...   [ continue reading...]

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Bullet Train, a Vanity Project - D Raghunandan

Bullet Train, a Vanity Project - D Raghunandan seema Sat, 09/16/2017 - 19:07 D. Raghunandan, in conversation with Prabir Purkayastha talks about th...   [ continue reading...]

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Two days of protests in St Louis after Jason Stockley verdict

stockley-protest-stl-2017.jpeg St Louis has seen two nights of...   [ continue reading...]

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Catalan Mayors Defy Spanish Courts Ahead of Independence Vote

Catalonia's top court on Friday issued a warning to seven newspapers not to publish campaign notices for the referendum, a court spokesperson said. The post Cat...   [ continue reading...]

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