UN: Ukrainian government is responsible for pogroms

In Ukraine, attacks of fascist gangs on anti-fascists, language and ethnic minorities continue. Literally on June 20 Lviv resident Inna Ivanochko was attacked by nationalist bandits because she alone defends a monument More »

Saudi Arabia to press ahead with canal cutting Qatar from land

Saudi Arabia has moved forward with its plan to build a canal between it and Qatar, which would effectively detach the latter from the Arabian Peninsula, Gulf Arab media reported Tuesday. More »

Ukraine: Des safaris humains contre les civils du Donbass?

Comme dans un film d’horreur, l’on apprend que l’Ukraine organiserait des safaris humains pour riches occidentaux en mal de sensations fortes contre les civils du Donbass. Rien de personnel, c’est juste du More »

Fierce clashes as coalition forces enter Yemen’s Hodeidah airport

Forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition fighting for Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah have stormed its airport, according to residents and military sources. The United Arab Emirates’ WAM state news agency More »

Manbij Military Council denies Turkish army’s lies

Turkish army and AKP administration’s statements on “movements in Manbij” have been exposed as lies by the Manbij Military Council. In a clear attempt to use Manbij as an electoral campaign issue, More »

 

The North Korea Summit Through the Looking Glass

As much of the world celebrates a modest step towards peace in Korea, Western pundits seem to be panicking.

Terrorism diverts resources from ‘much-needed’ development to ‘costly’ security, warns UN envoy for Central Africa

The scourge of terrorism and violent extremism continues to affect all of Central Africa and divert government resources from much-needed development programmes to costly security operations, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday.

North Korea Has the Upper Hand in Negotiations with Trump

by Vijay Prashad

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un met with Donald Trump of the United States in Singapore. This was the first meeting of the heads of government of these two countries. The United States has been at war with North Korea since 1950. Three years into that war, which destroyed most of the infrastructure in North Korea, the two countries—and South Korea—agreed to a halt in the active fighting. But the war did not end. It remains intact. A massive military deployment by the United States at the edge of North Korea maintains the fear inside the Korean Peninsula of annihilation. This is what makes the summit between Kim and Trump so important. Threats of war are now at a low point.

How Singapore, Astana and St Petersburg preview a new world order

Ahead of the crucial Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Qingdao this coming weekend, three other recent events have offered clues on how the new world order is coming about.

The Astana Economic Forum in Kazakhstan centered on how mega-partnerships are changing world trade. Participants included the president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Jin Liqun; Andrew Belyaninov from the Eurasian Development Bank; former Italian Prime Minister and president of the EU Commission Romano Prodi; deputy director-general of the WTO Alan Wolff; and Glenn Diesen from the University of Western Sydney.

Ukraine | The war party wants to deprive Donbass of civil rights

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Arsen Avakov, initiated a discussion on the settlement in the Donbass. Avakov is known for close cooperation with Ukrainian Nazis and is one of the leaders of the so-called war party – the most aggressive and uncompromising wing of Kiev regime.

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