Daily Archives: July 29, 2017

Poland | Brussels steps up case against Poland over migrants

The European Commission has stepped up its legal case against Poland over its refusal to accept migrants from states under pressure in the EU’s migration crisis.

Uzbekistan Confirms Karimova Probes in PR-Boosting Exercise

Uzbekistan did more than confirm what all watchers of the region already suspected in announcing news of prosecutions against the late president’s eldest daughter — it also made a fresh bid toward achieving a sliver of international respectability.

The General Prosecutor’s Office announced on July 28 that a slew of criminal probes were initiated against Gulnara Karimova as long ago as October 2013, when her father was still alive. Tashkent regional court sentenced her, in August 2015, to five years of “limited freedom,” the prosecutor’s statement said. From all that is known of Karimova’s fate, limited freedom appears to indicate house arrest.

Has the US lost the war in Syria? The blame game begins

by Darius Shahtahmasebi

By ending the “secret” CIA program to arm and train Syrian rebels attempting to topple Bashar al-Assad in Syria, the Trump administration has accepted defeat in Syria, according to the Century Foundation, a prominent New York-based think tank.