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Egypt joins several GCC countries in severing ties with Qatar

Egypt decided to sever all diplomatic relations with the State of Qatar, joining Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in… Staff writer, Al Arabiya English A statement from the official spokesperson of Egypt Foreign Ministry said they took the decision on Monday “in light of the insistence of the… Egypt accused the Qatari government of supporting especially the Muslim Brotherhood which it has designated as… Egypt joins several… Read More »

After Mabo: Koiki’s Vision For A New Great Society

Australian journalist Jeff McMullen delivered the following speech to 25th Anniversary Mabo Celebration in Townsville tonight. Jeff McMullen New Matilda As we celebrate the courage and the achievements of Eddie Koiki Mabo we all walk in his determined footsteps in our hope for a brighter future. The Mabo family asked me to paint you a picture of how Australia can offer an example to the… After Mabo: Koiki’s… Read More »

Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland will be independent by 2025

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has said she believes Scotland will be independent by 2025. LAURA PATERSON The Scotsman In an interview on ITV’s Tonight programme she said she had not changed her timetable for a second Scottish independence referendum, and that Scotland should not be told to “shut up” by the… Asked by interviewer Julie Etchingham if she thinks the United Kingdom will have broken up by 2025, Ms… Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland… Read More »

Environment and Forestry Ministry launches book on maritime national parks

The Environment and Forestry Ministry together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a book called The Magnificent Seven: Indonesia… The Jakarta Post “With the launch of this book, the maritime national parks in Indonesia have to be the center of economic growth for the people who live around the… We want to show the world the beauty of our marine biodiversity,” said Minister Siti…… Environment and Forestry… Read More »

It’s Not Islam That Drives Young Europeans to Jihad, France’s Top Terrorism Expert Explains

Olivier Roy, one of France’s top experts on Islamic terrorism, tells Haaretz how assailants like Salman Abedi in Manchester turn into ‘new radicals’ who crave… Davide Lerner Haaretz ANKARA – Salman Abedi, the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a Manchester pop concert this week, started life advantageously enough: to parents who had fled Gadhafi’s Libya for a new life in… But actually it was that kind of dislocation that would send him off kilter two… It’s Not Islam… Read More »

Far right raises £50,000 to target boats on refugee rescue missions in Med

Aid charities have saved more than 6,000 from drowning this year. Now anti-Islam ‘Identitarians’ are crowdfunding to pay for vessels to chase them down. Mark Townsend The Guardian Far-right activists are planning a sea campaign this summer to disrupt vessels saving refugees in the Mediterranean, after successfully intercepting a… Members of the anti-Islam and anti-immigrant “Identitarian” movement – largely twentysomethings often described as… Far right raises… Read More »

Tunisia PM warns no one safe in anti-graft ‘war’

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed was reported on June 4 as saying no one in the North African country involved in corruption would emerge unscathed in his… TUNIS – Agence France-Presse Hurriyet Corruption was widespread in Tunisia under longtime president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who was ousted in the 2011 uprising that spawned the Arab Spring, but it… Last month a dozen people including businessmen, suspected smugglers and… Tunisia PM warns… Read More »

What Happens When You Die?

We watch our loved ones’ age and die and assume that’s the end of the story. We believe in death because we’ve been taught we die. Biocentrism Also, of course, because we associate ourselves with our body and we know bodies die. But biocentrism — a new theory of everything — tells us death may not be the terminal event we think. Amazingly, if you add life and consciousness to the equation, you can explain some of the biggest puzzles ... Read More »

Mabo 25 years on: How much do we know about the man behind the legend?

American journalist and author Mignon McLaughlin once wrote: “Society honours its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.” RN – By Luke Pearson for Awaye! ABC It’s a poignant and powerful quote when it comes to how history celebrates prominent heroic Indigenous Australians — considered troublemakers in their day, honoured after their passing. But how do we honour their achievements? What facts do we choose to impart through history? Places. Dates. Facts and figures. This is what makes it into the ... Read More »

Kim Jong-un Isn’t Crazy and China Doesn’t Have a Solution

Admittedly no one should expect linear thinking from President Donald Trump. Doug Bandow The National Interest Still, it was a bit jarring to hear him go from calling North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un a “pretty smart cookie” and “gentleman” who the president would be “honored” to meet to a… Not that the recent phone call with Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte was the… Kim Jong-un Isn’t… Read More »

Ex-wife of former Liberian president Charles Taylor denies torture offences in court

The ex-wife of former Liberian president Charles Taylor has denied committing torture in the African country, a court heard. Hatty Collier EveningStandard Agnes Reeves Taylor, 51, was arrested by the Metropolitan Police’s war crimes unit on Thursday over alleged crimes committed during the Liberian civil war between 1989 and 1991. Reeves Taylor, of Kitchener Road, Dagenham, east London, was charged on Friday with four torture offences, a… Ex-wife of… Read More »

Prostate cancer trial stuns researchers: ‘It’s a once in a career feeling’

Study with ‘powerful results’ finds that combining two existing therapies could extend the life of men with advanced, high-risk prostate cancer by 37% Jessica Glenza in Chicago, Illinois The Guardian Combining two existing prostate cancer therapies could extend the life of men with advanced, high-risk prostate cancer by 37%, according to a study presented at the world’s largest… The new findings could change how doctors first approach treatment of prostate… Prostate cancer trial… Read More »

Losing Faith: Why Faith Bandler felt the 1967 referendum’s promise was betrayed

I met Faith Bandler in 2007. I was making a radio documentary for the 40th anniversary of the 1967 referendum, when an overwhelming majority of Australians voted to change the… RN By Daniel Browning for Awaye! ABC A lead campaigner for the “yes” vote, Faith was a radical in her own way: a socialist with an ASIO file, who with Aboriginal activist Pearl Gibbs and Jessie Street formed the… Her ideas weren’t radical enough for some, particularly after the… Losing ... Read More »

Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq

The sectarian terror group won’t be defeated by the western states that incubated it in the first place Seumas Milne The Guardian The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups the… Now the ... Read More »

Have we reached Peak Risk and how can we deal with it?

Recently I travelled to Europe. Before I left, friends and acquaintances noted their concern for my safety ‘over there’. Priscilla Dunk-West DailyReview ‘I’m glad it’s you. I’m too scared to travel with things the way they are’, ‘be careful’ and ‘but is it safe?’ were offered as a kind of ‘othering’; risk was conceptualised through a quick and dirty analysis of global unrest, translated into a… Having lived in England, my familiarity with Europe and my… Have we reached… Read More »

Outrage as far-right leader linked to Marine Le Pen spotted campaigning for Conservatives

Exclusive: Opponents shocked to see Janice Atkinson, vice-president of Marine Le Pen’s far-right European Parliament grouping, campaigning for Tory Adam Holloway in… Adam Lusher Independent An ex-Ukip MEP who is vice-president of Marine Le Pen’s far-right European Parliament grouping has been campaigning for the… Janice Atkinson, who was suspended from Ukip in March 2015, was… Outrage as far… Read More »