IS, Al-Qaeda Push Violent Extremism to Asia-Pacific Region

Bassem Aly It was a day of grief for Sri Lanka.  On Sunday, 290 people were killed and almost 500 were injured following a series of explosions in hotels and churches in the South Asian island state on Easter.  The shocking events came one month after 50 people were murdered and 50 others were wounded…

Sri Lanka Declares National Emergency

Peoples Dispatch The government claims the National Thowheeth Jamaath is responsible for the attacks on Easter, which killed over 300 people. However, it also admits that such a small group could not have carried out the attacks on its own As Sri Lanka still mourns for those dead and injured in Sunday’s multiple bomb blasts…

Why Khalifa Haftar was in Cairo

Ahmed Eleiba Amid Operation Flood of Dignity waged by the Libyan National Army (LNA) against militias in Tripoli, army commander Khalifa Haftar landed in Cairo on Monday for a meeting with President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi. A statement by Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi confirmed Egypt’s support “of efforts to combat terrorism and extremist groups and militias in…

Libya: A Government Dependent on Criminal Militias Faces Defeat

Over the past few hours, Fayez Saraj, head of the government of reconciliation in Tripoli,  realized the beginning of an international shift in favour of ending the rule of jihadist militias in Libya. For the first time since his appointment as head of the presidential council in October 8, 2015, he revealed the mentality of…

China in Latin America: The US Loses its “Backyard”

Misión Verdad China formally invited Latin America to participate in the Belt and Road Initiative in January 2018, during its meeting with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in Santiago, Chile, where the Chinese and Venezuelan chancellors shook hands. Since then, 16 countries in the region have expressed their intention to be…

On 55th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 100 Civilians, including 23 Children, 5 Women, 4 Paramedics, and 4 Journalists

PCHR On Friday, 19 April 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 55th Friday of the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces wounded 100 civilians, including 23 children, 5 women, 4 paramedics, and 4 journalists, in the eastern Gaza Strip.  Two of those wounded sustained serious wounds….

Cuban Physicians Provide Care to Victims of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique

Rafael Stedile After cyclone Idai destroyed part of the country, the people of Mozambique are rebuilding their lives in temporary camps / Rafael Stedile Camp of people affected by cyclone in Mozambique A group of members of Brazilian people’s movements traveled to the country to support its reconstruction after tragedy The camp does not have…