Their family members were murdered by ISIS, they have been expelled and persecuted, now they are fighting to survive the day. Nuri Kino, journalist and founder of the organization A Demand For Action, writes about two intensive days of relief work in Beirut, while he and many others are waiting for an important signal and …

Should aid be given to authoritarian regimes if they are efficient in reducing poverty? Or do we risk that donor money will keep the dictators in power? The issue of Authoritarian aid is very much in the discussion right now. But what is the right thing to do – Should we stay or should we …

OPINION. There are ways to solve the Israel-Palestine conflict, argues Tomas Nordberg in this the third of articles on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Oslo Accords provide the guidelines for reconciliation. We must go to the roots of the conflict to arrive at its solutions. For conflict solution, not just management, both sides need to exhibit authentic …

Fader Aho (Sefer) Bileçen ar fängslats i Turkiet sedan han gett vatten och bröd till två personer som besökt klostret. Här på bilden står han framför sin kyrka.

COLUMN. My friend Father Aho has been convicted of terrorism or, more properly, of membership in a terrorist organization. The penalty is two years and one month in prison. Why was he convicted? For giving bread and water to people who visited his monastery in the Southeastern Turkey, writes Nuri Kino, investigative journalist and founder …

Throughout modern Israeli and Palestinian political history, there has been a realization that a balance must be struck between Palestinian aspirations for self-determination and Israeli legitimate security concerns. The Israeli settlements contribute to hardening the conflict and lessening the prospects for peace. Although international law prohibits moving one´s population to occupied ground, there are close …

OPINION. Why is the UN Food System Summit (FSS) ignoring the issue of landlessness and land grabbing? The answer is quite straightforward. Landgrabbers are effectively running the FSS, writes Arnold Padilla, Food Sovereignty Programme coordinator of PAN Asia Pacific. Peasant movements in Asia marked March 29 as the Day of the Landless. The day pays tribute to …

The Swedish state owned pension fund, Första AP-fonden, (AP1) have holdings in the company POSCO, a company with close contacts to the military in Burma / Myanmar, reveals Justice for Myanmar a network of activists, in a new report mapping the military’s assets.– We do not comment on individual holdings, AP1 responds in a statement. …

Government officials have confirmed the death of John Pombe Magufuli, Tanzanian President from October 28 2015 to 12 March 2021. He was 61 years old when he died and he leaves a wife Janet and five children as well as numbers of Tanzanians in sorrow.  John Pombe Magufuli, the fifth President of Tanzania, has died …

Nebi Musa-kravallerna i Jerusalem 1920 ledde till att fem judar och fyra palestinier dödades.

Ever since the Six-Day War, Gaza and the West Bank have been presided over by Israel. The genesis of the conflict harkens back to Israel’s founding and the advent of the Arab nationalist and Zionist projects of the 19th century. This analysis by Tomas Nordberg examines many of the initiatives that we have seen so …

Magufuli and a question mark?

According to news reports from Thursday, the Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli is under treatment in Nairobi. He has not left Africa as sources indicated yesterday. However, there is yet an official response to the whereabouts of Magufuli, as more and more news outlets publish that the President may be receiving intensive care in Kenya …

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