Tag: The Guardian

The Guardian view on internet censorship: when access is denied

….Look to a new record set by India at the end of the year. In mid-December, the internet shutdown in Kashmir – one of several in the country – became the longest ever imposed in a democracy. The government celebrated with restrictions in Delhi, too. India’s actions put it in bad but plentiful company. The year began with a 20-day shutdown in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Sudan, Zimbabwe and Iraq ..more: The Guardian

The Guardian View on Libya: This Crisis is International!

The warlord Khalifa Haftar, who controls eastern Libya, has never disguised his ambitions. Once one of Muammar Gaddafi’s generals, he returned from exile in the US when the dictator fell in 2011, attempted to launch a coup three years later, repeatedly declared his intention to take Tripoli and has said that his country may not be ready for democracy.

So the professions of shock from his backers when he mounted his assault on the western capital, held by the internationally recognized Government of National Accord, ..MORE: THE GUARDIAN

The Guardian: Harrowing Images of Syrian Ones “Besieged by Assad Regime and Allied” Bring to Mind Horrors Seen During the Second World War

These were harrowing images, ones that bring to mind horrors seen during Image of a young child supplied by activists in the Syrian town of Madayathe second world war. Emaciated children, bones visible beneath their skin, their feeble voices begging for food. The skeletal body of a man who starved to death. The stories behind these images were no less heart-wrenching: families reduced to eating grass and leaves, parents eating nothing at all so their children might survive. These were not scenes from a medieval history book, nor from a country stricken by natural disaster, but from today’s Syria,..MORE:  theguardian.

The Guardian view on Iran: America’s uncomfortable ally

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (second right) speaks in front of the mausoleum of the late rAyatoll
The US is already having trouble reassuring its Arab allies. This is one of the limitations its Iranian detente may soon run into, potentially threatening the cohesiveness of the anti-Isis coalition. The result of these uneasy balancing acts, alongside the nuclear negotiations, could reset the future of the Middle East….MORE  theguardian.