The Indian Government Has Systematically Used Torture to Crush Opposition in Kashmir, New Report Finds

A landmark report has accused the Indian government of “systematically and indiscriminately” using torture as a tool to crush an independence movement in the northern state of Kashmir. The roughly 550-page report, issued last week, documents hundreds of individual cases of torture perpetrated by the Indian military over the last four decades — and not a … Continue reading “The Indian Government Has Systematically Used Torture to Crush Opposition in Kashmir, New Report Finds”

Russia Sides with Pakistan in South Asia’s Tit-for-Tat Missile Tests

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov staunchly defended Pakistan’s “sovereign right to take care of its security” amidst South Asia’s tit-for-tat missile tests, with this unprecedented statement not only signifying the strength of the Russian-Pakistani Strategic Partnership, but also potentially … The post Russia Sides with Pakistan in South Asia’s Tit-for-Tat Missile Tests appeared first … Continue reading “Russia Sides with Pakistan in South Asia’s Tit-for-Tat Missile Tests”

Iran resets its foreign policy calculus

(Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, Beijing,  May 17, 2019.) The unannounced overnight visit by Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to Pakistan on Thursday can be seen at the very minimum as forming part of a diplomatic campaign in the backdrop of the war clouds building … Continue reading “Iran resets its foreign policy calculus”

Charging Julian Assange With Espionage Could Make His Extradition to the U.S. Less Likely

By charging Julian Assange with 17 violations of America’s World War I-era Espionage Act on Thursday, federal prosecutors in Virginia might have undermined their own chances of securing the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder from the United Kingdom. That’s because the new charges relate not to any arcane interpretation of computer hacking laws, but to … Continue reading “Charging Julian Assange With Espionage Could Make His Extradition to the U.S. Less Likely”

Iran’s Relations with India and Pakistan. Couldn’t Be More Different

Iran is becoming increasingly desperate after the US intensified the economic component of its Hybrid War on the country, and while Indian Prime Minister Modi snubbed the Islamic Republic’s top diplomat during his visit to the country earlier this month … The post Iran’s Relations with India and Pakistan. Couldn’t Be More Different appeared first … Continue reading “Iran’s Relations with India and Pakistan. Couldn’t Be More Different”

Explosion meurtière dans une mosquée au Pakistan

Une explosion qui s’est produite dans une mosquée au cours de la prière du vendredi à Quetta, au Pakistan, a fait au moins deux morts et 12 blessés, selon des médias locaux. Au moins deux personnes ont été tuées et douze autres grièvement blessées dans une explosion massive survenue dans une mosquée à Quetta, dans … Continue reading “Explosion meurtière dans une mosquée au Pakistan”

Chabahar: Still Exempted from Iran Sanctions

by James M. Dorsey The Indian-backed Iranian port of Chabahar has emerged as a major loophole in a tightening military and economic noose and ever harsher U.S. sanctions that President Donald J. Trump, reluctant to be sucked into yet another war, sees as the best way to either force Tehran to its knees or achieve … Continue reading “Chabahar: Still Exempted from Iran Sanctions”

India reengages Pakistan — albeit informally

(Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan — Sushma Swaraj (R) and Shah Mehmood Qureshi (L) — met on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Council’s FMs conference in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, May 22, 2019)  The two-day meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on May 21-22 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, assumes importance … Continue reading “India reengages Pakistan — albeit informally”

Living in a Nation of Political Narcissists

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair In this country, reactions to the Mueller report have been all-American beyond belief. Let’s face it, when it comes to election meddling, it’s been me, me, me, 24/7 here. Yes, in some fashion some set of Russians meddled in the last election campaign, whether it was, as Jared Kushner improbably claimed, … Continue reading “Living in a Nation of Political Narcissists”

Dilution of “Kashmiriyat” and Regional Nationalism

I am highly skeptical of the attempts of various political organizations to either communalize or demonize the notion of “Kashmiriyat” to serve their vested interests. The various communities in the state of J & K – Kashmiri Muslims, Kashmiri Pandits, Dogras and Ladakhis – have tried time and again to form a national consciousness in … Continue reading “Dilution of “Kashmiriyat” and Regional Nationalism”

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Will Not be Thwarted by BLA Terrorist Threats

The so-called “Balochistan Liberation Army” (BLA) issued a video ultimatum over the weekend calling on China to cancel the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) or face the consequences of more terrorist attacks against its interests in the Pakistani province that pivotally … The post The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Will Not be Thwarted by BLA Terrorist … Continue reading “The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Will Not be Thwarted by BLA Terrorist Threats”

La guerre commerciale de Trump est déjà mort-née

Par Tom Luongo – Le 12 mai 2019 – Source Strategic CultureJe n’aime pas annoncer des nouvelles exclusives à ceux qui dénigrent la Chine, mais la guerre commerciale avec les États-Unis est terminée. Je maintiens depuis des mois que Trump n’a aucune marge de manœuvre dans les négociations commerciales avec la Chine. S’il en avait, celle-ci aurait déjà conclu … Continue reading “La guerre commerciale de Trump est déjà mort-née”

4 Nations & 2500 Km: Sher Shah’s ‘Grand’ Marvel Amazes Us Even 500 Years Later!

  We’re marching on relief over Injia’s sunny plains,     A little front o’ Christmas-time an’ just be’ind the Rains;     Ho! get away you bullock-man, you’ve ‘eard the bugle blowed,    There’s a regiment a-comin’ down the Grand Trunk Road;     Oh, there’s them Injian temples to admire when you see, … Continue reading “4 Nations & 2500 Km: Sher Shah’s ‘Grand’ Marvel Amazes Us Even 500 Years Later!”

The Pakistan Based “Baloch Liberation Army” (BLA): A Foreign-Backed Feudal Terrorist Group

The so-called “Baloch Liberation Army” issued a video ultimatum to China over the weekend to discontinue its CPEC development projects in Pakistan’s Balochistan or face a renewed wave of terrorist attacks against its interests there, with this message unambiguously proving … The post The Pakistan Based “Baloch Liberation Army” (BLA): A Foreign-Backed Feudal Terrorist Group … Continue reading “The Pakistan Based “Baloch Liberation Army” (BLA): A Foreign-Backed Feudal Terrorist Group”

Thousands of Immigrants Suffer in Solitary Confinement in ICE Detention

Dulce Rivera lived for the one hour a day she was allowed outside, to pace alone on a patch of concrete encased in metal fencing. They called it “the yard,” but it was really a metal cage. Still, it was far better than the misery she endured the other 23 hours a day, locked alone in a … Continue reading “Thousands of Immigrants Suffer in Solitary Confinement in ICE Detention”

Prince William Reveals Struggles With Mental Health Issues After The Tragic Loss Of His Mother Princess Diana

London, May 19, 2019 (AltAfrica)– Prince William has spoken candidly about his struggles with mental health issues after the tragic death of his mother, Princess Diana, describing his bereavement as a “pain like no other pain” Prince William says the untimely death of his beloved mother Princess Diana forever changed his life. William, who is … Continue reading “Prince William Reveals Struggles With Mental Health Issues After The Tragic Loss Of His Mother Princess Diana”

The Majority of the World’s Population Lives Inside This Circle

Where it’s at, and the periphery Back in 2013, a meme circulated quickly off of a Reddit post that showed the incredible population density of the southeast corner of Asia. As Visual Capitalist’s Jeff Desjardins notes, the satellite map showed, quite simply, that “more people live inside this circle, than outside of it”. THE POPULATION EPICENTER We are in the business of … Continue reading “The Majority of the World’s Population Lives Inside This Circle”

Ethiopia joins Zimbabwe to ration electricity for homes and industries

London, May 18, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ethiopia has started to ration electricity for domestic and industrial customers after a drop in water levels in hydroelectric dams led to a production deficit, the minister for water and electricity. Speaking during a press conference on Friday, Minister Seleshi Bekele, said that the drop in water levels at the country’s … Continue reading “Ethiopia joins Zimbabwe to ration electricity for homes and industries”

Pakistan doctor held over allegation that he deliberately spread HIV

London, May 18, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Pakistani authorities are investigating whether a doctor in the Pakistani district of Larkana deliberately spread HIV. More than 500 people, including 410 children, have been diagnosed with the virus in the past few weeks. Sikandar Memon, head of the AIDS Control Program in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province, said earlier this week … Continue reading “Pakistan doctor held over allegation that he deliberately spread HIV”

Attentat terroriste de Gwadar : le « deux poids, deux mesures » des médias traditionnels

Par Andrew Korybko – Le 11 mai 2019 – Source eurasiafuture.com La plupart des médias internationaux mentionnent l’attentat de samedi qui a touché l’hôtel Pearl Continental de Gwadar comme ayant été mené par des « hommes armés » ou des « militants », alors qu’il s’agit bel et bien de terroristes ; la BBC signale qu’ils ont choisi leur cible pour … Continue reading “Attentat terroriste de Gwadar : le « deux poids, deux mesures » des médias traditionnels”

The 70+ Irish ‘Pagal Saab’ Cleaning Jodhpur’s Historic Stepwells For 5 Years!

Caron Rawnsley, a French-born Irishman in his early 70s, has spent the past five years cleaning Jodhpur’s famed stepwells, locally known as ‘bawaris,’ ‘jhalaras’ (square-shaped open stepwells with steps on three or all four sides), and lakes. Thus far, he has led efforts to clean 10 precious reservoirs including the Ram bawari, Kriya jhalara, Govinda … Continue reading “The 70+ Irish ‘Pagal Saab’ Cleaning Jodhpur’s Historic Stepwells For 5 Years!”

Iran Notes

“Boys go to Baghdad, but real men go to Tehran” – Bush official, 2003 Gibbon in his The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire writes of the Romans, “They endeavored to convince mankind that their motive was not the temptation of conquest but was actuated by the love of order and justice.” West Asia, the Middle East … Continue reading “Iran Notes”

En échange de Masood comme trophée, Modi vient de liquider la crédibilité de l’Inde sur la scène internationale

Par Andrew Korybko – Le 1er mai 2019 – Source eurasiafuture.com Dans son obsession de voir Masood Azhar référencé comme terroriste par le Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies, Modi a ruiné la réputation internationale de l’Inde. L’instance mondiale a en effet omis de mentionner officiellement les nombreuses attaques dont New Delhi accuse Masood de constituer la … Continue reading “En échange de Masood comme trophée, Modi vient de liquider la crédibilité de l’Inde sur la scène internationale”

Les projets secrets d’une unité de propagande britannique visent les musulmans français

Un contrat consulté par MEE montre que la France compte parmi les pays ciblés par l’Unité de recherche, communication et information du Home Office pour influencer l’opinion publique musulmane dans le cadre d’un programme secret de lutte contre l’extrémisme. Une obscure unité de propagande du gouvernement britannique qui confie en privé qu’elle s’efforce de « … Continue reading “Les projets secrets d’une unité de propagande britannique visent les musulmans français”

Trump et le premier ministre pakistanais viennent-ils de ruiner les relations irano-indiennes ?

Par Andrew Korybko – Le 22 avril 2019 – Source eurasiafuture.com Chacun des deux dirigeants étasunien et pakistanais ont pris une décision très importante, sans que cela soit coordonné, mais quasiment en même temps. Ces décisions pourraient avoir pour effet de ruiner les relations irano-indiennes. Le Président iranien Assan Rouhani serre la main du premier ministre du … Continue reading “Trump et le premier ministre pakistanais viennent-ils de ruiner les relations irano-indiennes ?”

Le long combat de M. Bolton contre l’Iran – Le Pakistan devient le nouvel État client de l’Arabie saoudite

Source : Strategic Culture, Alastair Crooke, 25-02-2019 Le long combat de M. Bolton contre l’Iran – Le Pakistan devient le nouvel État client de l’Arabie saoudite Le Wall Street Journal publie un article dont le titre même – Les ambitions d’un « OTAN arabe » disparaissent, au milieu de la discorde – en dit long. … Continue reading “Le long combat de M. Bolton contre l’Iran – Le Pakistan devient le nouvel État client de l’Arabie saoudite”

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): Crucial to the Convergence of Civilizations?

The Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC) opens in Beijing on Wednesday and will be graced by a keynote speech from President Xi about the importance of civilizational harmony. China envisages a community of shared destiny where the … The post The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): Crucial to the Convergence of Civilizations? appeared … Continue reading “The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): Crucial to the Convergence of Civilizations?”

How Turkey Defied the U.S. and Became a Killer Drone Power

Finding oneself in the crosshairs of a military drone is, for most people, not the most comforting situation. Yet at an air show last fall, tens of thousands of people had a different reaction. A military drone took off from a runway, and moments later it began transmitting its view to a giant screen on … Continue reading “How Turkey Defied the U.S. and Became a Killer Drone Power”

Existe-t-il un islam européen ?

Plusieurs scientifiques, notamment dans les sciences sociales, ont tenté de savoir s’il est possible de parler d’un islam typiquement européen. Le politologue allemand Bassam Tibi, par exemple, a inventé la notion d’« euro-islam » déjà en 1995 dans l’ouvrage édité Islams d’Europe : intégration ou insertion communautaire ?, notion qui est encore aujourd’hui très débattue. Selon Bassam Tibi, les musulman·e·s … Continue reading “Existe-t-il un islam européen ?”

Les révélations de Wikileaks, N° 2 – La fuite qui a montré la vérité de la guerre en Afghanistan

Les Afghan Diaries (les Journaux de bord afghans) ont déclenché une tempête en révélant l’occultation de pertes en vies civiles, l’existence d’un escadron de la mort d’élite dirigé par les États-Unis et le rôle secret du Pakistan dans le conflit, …

Interprétation du discours du président Poutine au Forum 2019 des Nouvelles Routes de la Soie

Par Andrew Korybko – Le 27 avril 2019 – Source orientalreview.org Le président Poutine n’a laissé aucune place au doute, en proclamant fièrement que la Russie ainsi que l’Union Économique Eurasiatique, organisation d’intégration régionale pilotée par la Russie, opéraient une fusion stratégique avec la Chine et son projet La Ceinture et la Route. Ce processus aura des … Continue reading “Interprétation du discours du président Poutine au Forum 2019 des Nouvelles Routes de la Soie”

Algérie: révolte spontanée ou déstabilisation préméditée et organisée ?

Le général DELAWARDE, ancien chef «situation-renseignement-guerre électronique» à l’état major interarmées de planification opérationnelle, nous a adressé ce texte dans lequel il répond à nombre de ses amis qui lui ont demandé ce qu’il fallait penser des événements survenus en Algérie ces trois dernières semaines. Pour avoir beaucoup travaillé sur le dossier algérien lorsque j’étais … Continue reading “Algérie: révolte spontanée ou déstabilisation préméditée et organisée ?”

Les sanctions étasuniennes ont forcé l’Inde à larguer l’Iran, la forceront-elles à plaquer la Russie également ?

Par Andrew Korybko – Le 23 avril 2019 – Source eurasiafuture.com Le ministre du pétrole indien vient d’annoncer que ce pays allait remplacer ses importations de pétrole iranien par de l’or noir en provenance de « pays producteurs de pétrole de premier plan », en dépit du spectacle digne de Bollywood que New Delhi avait monté jusqu’à présent en … Continue reading “Les sanctions étasuniennes ont forcé l’Inde à larguer l’Iran, la forceront-elles à plaquer la Russie également ?”

Sept mois de prison pour le sans-papiers pakistanais qui a endommagé la basilique de Saint-Denis

Un Pakistanais sans-papiers de 41 ans a été condamné le 10 mai à Bobigny à sept mois de prison ferme pour avoir dégradé le 3 mars l’orgue et des vitraux de la basilique de Saint-Denis, qui abrite la nécropole des rois de France. L’audience n’a pas permis d’éclaircir le mobile de ces dégradations. L’homme, au discernement altéré selon un … Continue reading “Sept mois de prison pour le sans-papiers pakistanais qui a endommagé la basilique de Saint-Denis”

Justice Department’s Four-Year Effort to Strip Citizenship From Kansas Man Flops in Federal Court

The federal government lost a four-year battle to strip U.S. citizenship from a Kansas HVAC specialist on Thursday, with a federal court ruling that the Department of Justice had failed to make the case that Afaq Ahmed Malik had improperly obtained it. The case against Malik, who runs a heating and cooling repair company in … Continue reading “Justice Department’s Four-Year Effort to Strip Citizenship From Kansas Man Flops in Federal Court”

Six British-Nigerians, others get 43 years in UK jail for internet fraud

London, May 10, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Six London residents of Nigerian origin have been jailed in the United Kingdom for their role in a series of online scams that fetched them over £10 million. British police, the Metropolitan Police said the people collaborated with four other criminals of Middle East and Pakistan origins to carry out their … Continue reading “Six British-Nigerians, others get 43 years in UK jail for internet fraud”

US Foreign Policy as Bellicose as Ever

Photograph Source: United States Army – Public Domain It only took a few months under Donald Trump’s presidency for the US to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, impose new sanctions on Russia, reverse the normalisation of diplomatic relations with Cuba, announce its intention to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, warn Pakistan, threaten Venezuela … Continue reading “US Foreign Policy as Bellicose as Ever”

Iran’s Nuclear Deal Threat

by Aveek Sen Iran recently announced a series of steps to reduce its commitments to the nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA). It announced that, invoking articles 26 and 36 of the JCPOA, it will not abide by stockpile limits for enriched uranium (LEU) and heavy water. Further, Iran announced that … Continue reading “Iran’s Nuclear Deal Threat”