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Ardern, and not Erdogan, must drive global agenda

Publication date 26 March 2019 | 14:43 | ICT

It is now 11 days since the horrific killing of 50 Muslim devotees by a supremacist Australian gunman in two Christchurch mosques kicked off a huge international storm.



  • Kingdom should be wary of EBA loss

    Publication date 25 March 2019 | 10:04 | ICT

    The EU in October last year announced it would begin a formal procedure to withdraw its Everything But Arms (EBA) trade preferences from Cambodia in response to the Kingdom’s perceived lack of commitment to improve its current human

  • A necessary evil

    Publication date 25 March 2019 | 08:27 | ICT

    The mention or even the thought of nuclear weapons sends jitters down the spines of almost everyone. The reaction is universally one of horror and rejection.

  • Christchurch terror

    Publication date 21 March 2019 | 13:50 | ICT

    The day that two mosques in Christ­church were attacked, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that “these are people who I would describe as having extremist views that have absolutely no place in New Zealand and in fact have no place in the world”.

  • Venezuela is under threat of US aggression

    Publication date 20 March 2019 | 13:08 | ICT

    Venezuela has been under US-enforced “medieval siege” designed to terrorise the population and bring Venezuela on its knees. It is a genocidal economic warfare targeting any independent nation that refuses to kowtow to US criminal imperialist demands.

  • Will Sunday’s election ease or inflame Thai political conflict?

    Publication date 19 March 2019 | 14:51 | ICT

    Sunday will be a crucial day for Thailand, as voters cast their ballot to decide on the country’s future.

  • Flying blind in cross-Atlantic crises

    Publication date 18 March 2019 | 15:43 | ICT

    Flying to Washington DC and London this week, news came of the tragic Ethiopian Boeing 737 Max 8 jet crash almost immediately after take-off, eerily similar to what happened just five months ago to the Lion Air Max 8 jet that also crashed after takeoff from Jakarta last year.

  • Mainstreaming of jihadists

    Publication date 15 March 2019 | 13:22 | ICT

    The latest crackdown on outlawed militant outfits and their charity wings may appear to be conducted with more seriousness of purpose than before, yet there are questions about the undefined policy of mainstreaming elements that are willing to give up militancy.

  • Let’s not forget IAF’s triumph

    Publication date 14 March 2019 | 20:01 | ICT

    The precision strike launched by the Indian Air Force on Pakistan based terrorist camps is an indicator of perfection, professionalism and training.

  • Economic inequality and taxation are feminist issues

    Publication date 14 March 2019 | 19:56 | ICT

    Two American women representatives, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are determined to make taxation one of the central issues in the US 2020 election campaign.

  • Every step towards 5G will be crucial

    Publication date 14 March 2019 | 19:44 | ICT

    The Thai governing authorities are walking a tightrope amid fast-breaking advances in 5G technology.