The effects of COVID-19 on the annual Islamic pilgrimage

The effects of COVID-19 on the annual Islamic pilgrimage

The Hajj is an annual pilgrimage for Muslims to the Holy city called Mecca in Saudi Arabia. This important event takes place during the last month of the Islamic calendar, Dhu al-Hijjah. Mecca is the place, where two paramount events took place for Islam. On the one hand, the prophet Muhammad was born in Mecca and on the other hand, Allah had sent some revelations for the first time to prophet Muhammed there. These revelations became later the Holy Book of the Muslims, the Koran.

Congo: Attack on peacekeepers in North Kivu

Congo: Attack on peacekeepers in North Kivu

Congo: Attack on peacekeepers in North Kivu UN peacekeepers and Congolese troops face attacks from several militia groups in North Kivu – Image Source : Reuters, https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-42285871 On May 10, 2021, MONUSCO (United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo) suffered the loss of a Malawian peacekeeper. The attack occurred inContinue Reading Congo: Attack on peacekeepers in North Kivu

Israel-Palestine: Conflict Escalates – Calls for a ceasefire yet to come into effect

Israel-Palestine: Conflict Escalates – Calls for a ceasefire yet to come into effect

Israel-Palestine: Conflict Escalates –Calls for a ceasefire yet to come into effect Image source : https://edition.cnn.com/2021/05/20/middleeast/israel-palestinian-conflict-thursday-intl/index.html Violence continues to escalate at alarming rates in the conflict lines of Israel and Palestine. The attacks since the weekend of the Sheikh Jarrah incident have only continued to rise with Israel conducting air strikes over the Gaza stripContinue Reading Israel-Palestine: Conflict Escalates – Calls for a ceasefire yet to come into effect

Neo-Nazi sympathizer in the French army: the problem of radicalization

Neo-Nazi sympathizer in the French army: the problem of radicalization

Neo-Nazi sympathizer in the French army: The problem of radicalization Source : https://www.trtworld.com/magazine/does-the-french-army-have-a-neo-nazi-problem-45093 On March 16, 2021, Mediapart published an investigation regarding the presence of neo-Nazi sympathizers within the French army. The newspaper reveals that there are more than 50 cases linked to the neo-Nazi movement. Indeed, social media drew the attention on  a videoContinue Reading Neo-Nazi sympathizer in the French army: the problem of radicalization

Afghan peace process and Moscow talks : UNAMA Head of Staff calls for inclusion of local people and women

Afghan peace process and Moscow talks : UNAMA Head of Staff calls for inclusion of local people and women

Afghan peace process and Moscow talks : UNAMA Head of Staff calls for inclusion of local people and women. Source : UNAMA, https://unama.unmissions.org/women%E2%80%99s-inclusion-focus-events-across-afghanistan On March 18, 2021 Russia hosted a meeting of the Extended “Troika” on Afghanistan comprising representatives of the US, China, Russia, and Pakistan. Other representatives were welcomed to attend the meeting suchContinue Reading Afghan peace process and Moscow talks : UNAMA Head of Staff calls for inclusion of local people and women

USA & Russia – Putin and Biden Verbal Escalation – What does it mean for peaceful dialogue?

USA & Russia – Putin and Biden Verbal Escalation – What does it mean for peaceful dialogue?

USA & Russia – Putin and Biden Verbal Escalation – What does it mean for peaceful dialogue? Source : Russian Cultural Centre, rccusa.org On March 17, 2021, during an interview with ABC, George Stephanopoulos asked President Biden “So you know Vladimir Putin and thinks is a killer?” and he responded, “I do”. The Russian PresidentContinue Reading USA & Russia – Putin and Biden Verbal Escalation – What does it mean for peaceful dialogue?

Atlanta Shooting-Pandemic Aggravation: Anti-Asian Prejudice

Atlanta Shooting-Pandemic Aggravation: Anti-Asian Prejudice

Atlanta Shooting-Pandemic Aggravation: Anti-Asian Prejudice Source : https://abcnews.go.com/US/atlanta-shooting-legacy-misogyny-racism-asian-women/story?id=76533776, Shannon Stapleton, Reuters On March 16th, 2021, a 21-year-old white man opened fire on three different spas in north Georgia, leaving 8 dead, 6 of whom were of Asian descent. Though the investigators are yet to deem it a hate crime, the Asian-American community pointed out thatContinue Reading Atlanta Shooting-Pandemic Aggravation: Anti-Asian Prejudice

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