Targeting of Indian Muslims alleged in row over naming eateries by religion | Islamophobia

Targeting of Indian Muslims alleged in row over naming eateries by religion | Islamophobia

Muzaffarnagar, India – For nearly two weeks now, Islah*, a Muslim, has been forced to close his restaurant situated along a highway in Khatauli town of Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district in northern India. The venue, which seats about 100 people at a time and serves vegetarian food to people of…

Who is Israel targeting in its attacks on the West Bank? | Occupied West Bank News

Who is Israel targeting in its attacks on the West Bank? | Occupied West Bank News

The Israeli army killed three Palestinian military commanders – including one from Hamas’s Qassam Brigades and two from Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades – and a mother and her child during a raid in the occupied West Bank on Monday, according to Palestinian and Israeli officials. Several army convoys and bulldozers…

What could a new Trump presidency mean for Netanyahu? | Gaza

What could a new Trump presidency mean for Netanyahu? | Gaza

In 2021, former United States President Donald Trump told Israeli journalist Barak Ravid that his relationship with Benjamin Netanyahu had suffered after the Israeli prime minister had congratulated Joe Biden on winning the 2020 American presidential election. “F*** him,” Trump said in the interview. “I liked Bibi,” Trump said at…

A letter to my son: As you turn one today in Gaza, I feel joy and sorrow | Israel-Palestine conflict

A letter to my son: As you turn one today in Gaza, I feel joy and sorrow | Israel-Palestine conflict

Deir el-Balah – Today, Eyas, you turn one, and what an indescribable year it has been. Who could have foreseen that war would overshadow your first year, making the sounds of missiles, warplanes and reconnaissance drones among the first to feature in your life? Your basic needs have become our…

Joe Biden too old to be US president? Not for Malaysians | Politics News

Joe Biden too old to be US president? Not for Malaysians | Politics News

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – It’s members of the United States Congress one day, a Hollywood star or wealthy donors another, all carrying the same message to President Joe Biden — that they want the 81-year-old to step aside from the 2024 presidential race. Surveys show that many American voters are…

Who are Israel’s ultra-Orthodox and will conscripting them sow discord? | Israel-Palestine conflict

Who are Israel’s ultra-Orthodox and will conscripting them sow discord? | Israel-Palestine conflict

This week, Israel’s government announced that starting Sunday, it would begin conscripting ultra-Orthodox Jewish men for the first time in the country’s 76-year history. The statement came more than a month after Israel’s Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the military was to begin enlisting ultra-Orthodox men into the army, upending…

World Cup 2.0 – Why women’s Olympic football is a must watch at Paris 2024 | Paris Olympics 2024

World Cup 2.0 – Why women’s Olympic football is a must watch at Paris 2024 | Paris Olympics 2024

Less than a year after the global breakout success of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia, a good number of that tournament’s best players will be back; this time, the global football epicentre will be Paris Olympics 2024 with 12 teams fighting for the gold medal. World champions Spain…

From Somalia to south Oregon – how basketball reunites civil war survivors | Basketball

From Somalia to south Oregon – how basketball reunites civil war survivors | Basketball

Ashland, Oregon – Inside the gymnasium at Ashland Middle School, basketballs are bouncing off the backboards and freshly waxed floors, footballs are being kicked between clumsily erected goalposts, and a group of girls is playing ping-pong in the corner. But it is not a usual school day. Somali music blares…

‘The sea has taken everything’: How rising salt is destroying Italian coast | Environment

‘The sea has taken everything’: How rising salt is destroying Italian coast | Environment

Along the rice fields of Porto Tolle in Veneto, the areas damaged by salt seeping into the soil are clearly visible. It has been caused by both direct irrigation with brackish water and by saltwater rising from the subsoil. In the Po Delta, the problem is particularly bad because the fields…