Universality of Human Rights: Myth or Reality

Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai* — “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.” Article 5, Universal Declaration of Human Rights The statement of Mr. Ban Ki-moon – UN Secretary General deserves an appreciation who wants to console people by saying: “On Human Rights Day, let us recommit …

The Simla Agreement: Help or Hindrance

Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai* — The mass uprising of the people of Kashmir against Indian military occupation has evoked two reactions from the Government of India. One is extreme repression and the second is the threat of war. On September 24, 2016, Mr. Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India made a formal statement with …

Confusion over Trump’s first talks with foreign leader

By Alistair Bell and Ginger Gibson for Reuters | WASHINGTON | One day before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s first meeting with a foreign leader, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japanese officials said they had not finalized when or where in New York it would take place, who would be invited, or in some cases whom …

Protests intensify in Kashmir, security forces kill five

The Levant News — Security forces on Tuesday killed five protesters and injured 10 in clashes that erupted after crowds angered by the killing of a separatist militant in disputed Kashmir pelted them with stones and defied a curfew, officials said. Kashmir has witnessed violent protests since July 8, when security forces killed a field …

La Politique Etrangere de L’Inde Vers L’Asie Occidentale

The Levant Exclusive – Par: Sarah Safa* – Les dernières évolutions sur la scène syrienne illustrent un nouveau paysage mondial. Décrite comme étant l’une des crises les plus violentes dans l’histoire et la plus sanglante du printemps arabe, la crise syrienne s’avère être une guerre internationale non déclarée. Rien que l’atrocité de cette guerre, qui …

India to sabotage Chinese Investment Plans in South Asia

THE LEVANT NEWS EXCLUSIVE – By Muhammad Zamir Assadi* — Right from the announcements of the China’s investment plans for the development of Gawadar port in Baluchistan province and (China Pak Economic Corridor ) CPEC projects in Pakistan, particularly in the aftermath of President Xi Jinping’s visit to Pakistan with an announcement of $ 46 …