ISSN 2371-350X

Archive for December 30th, 2016

Observations of an Expat: Disastrous Middle East Victory

Nicole Tung   By Tom Arms It looks as if the fighting in Iraq and Syria will draw to a close in 2017. We won and lost.

Manila residents speak out about Duterte’s war on drugs

Ezra Acayan/Reuters   By Ezra Acayan Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte completes six months in charge today, with the rising death toll from his war on drugs showing no sign of easing.

Poetry

Michael Comeau   By Lianne Kamp

Bangladesh protests firing at fishermen, demands repatriation of Myanmar citizens

AP photo   By Sheuli Akter Bangladesh has summoned Ambassador of Myanmar to Bangladesh Myo Myint Than to hand over a strongly worded protest note to him over the latter’s firing at Bangladeshi fishermen at the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday.

Indian National Congress must end the dynasty rule

By Siddhartha Rastogi   …..To protect the country and not the party alone

Dickensian times return for children

Leanne Temme/AFP   By Hazel Speed What a dreadful and sad indictment there are so many children sleeping rough in the UK, Oliver Twist being reenacted in real terms in 2016.

Poetry

David Benthal   By Blank Verse

Mapping Underworld Finances

By Ricardo Swire Cash moves across the world in a matter of seconds, with just one touch of a computer’s keyboard. Technology allows “dirty money” to disappear and with it any chance of confiscation.