Category: World News

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If US blocks access to South China Sea, state media warns!

Trump to risk 'war' with Beijing? Benjamin Haas in Hong Kong, in the Guardian uk, Friday 13 January 2017 Threats by Rex Tillerson, would-be secretary of state, to stop access to islands are ‘mish-mash of naivety and shortsightedness’, says China Daily. China’s...

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Obama’s Final Farewell

Saying Goodbye, Warns of Threats to National Unity – By Mark Landler and Julie Bosman, Jan. 11, 2017, In New York Times After eight years and one of the most contentious elections in memory, President Obama took the stage in Chicago to defend his...

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Meryl Streep rips the ‘bully’ in Trump

In the Guardian UK, Monday 9 January 2017… (Note: Important to keep in mind and reflect are her words: “Disrespect invites disrespect, violence invites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose…… This instinct to...

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Russia to dominate world stage in 2017

Harsha Kakar,January 3, 2017, in Statesman, Kolkotta (Note: Syria today has become the world’s laboratory of shadow fighting between various warring nations, big and small for various vested interests pure and symple. The powers involved are: 1. the Syrian president Bashar...

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Give peace a chance – Endless fighting in Syria

Editorial ,in the Statesman, Kolkatta,December 31, 2016  (Note: Who created safe heavens for the planting and flourishing of an Islamic State, ISIS, in Iraq and Syria? It was done by the atrocious, abominable invasion and destruction of Iraq and hanging...

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We have a stake in Syria, yet we have done nothing

John McCain on Aleppo masacre – (December 22), in the Washington Post Light a candle instead of cursing the darkness (In the pic: Syrian army soldiers patrol the east Aleppo neighborhood of Tariq al-Bab on Dec. 3. (Hassan Ammar/Associated Press)...

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What is Aleppo in Syria? – Death in Aleppo

Shiv Visvanathan, in the Hindu, December 16/16 (Note: It is Christmas time. What will make good headlines are stories about Joseph and Mary walking the length and breadth of posh residential areas, knocking closed doors in vain, to find enough room...

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Trump’s hypocrisy is good for America

By Michael Gerson, Opinion writer November 28/16,  in Washinton Post (Note: Once upon a time we thought and believed that “hypocrisy” was a deadly vice to be fought tooth and nail. What else do these words of Jesus mean: “You hypocrites, white washed sepulchers” and...

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Digesting the Trump win

November 21, 2016,  Santosh Desai in Times of  India (Note: The whole world is asking questions to unravel the riddle of Trump win. None has come up with convincing answers. The hitherto presumed consensus on what the world should like and...