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In his latest controversial move, U.S. President Donald Trump has recognized Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights...ending decades of U.S. policy towards the region.It's a boost for embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is seeking re-election in two weeks.But the move's been condemned by world leaders.Israel cap ...…
 
It's been the biggest question for Donald Trump during his presidency so far -did he conspire with Russians to help get elected? No he didn't. That's the result of the two-year investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.But investigators can't give a definitive answer on whether the President obstructed justice or not .Trump was quick to t ...…
 
It has been over a week now since 50 Muslim worshippers were killed in Christchurch, New Zealand. The attacker livestreamed his killing spree on Facebook and the video - all 17 minutes of it - spread from there. In Australia, where the killer came from, a lot of people are blaming the media - especially news outlets owned by Rupert Murdoch - fo ...…
 
The last time Thailand tried to hold an election in 2014, it ended with a military coup. An army general took over as Prime Minister and promised to hold a new election. It's taken five years for people to be given the chance to vote.92-thousand polling stations opened across Thailand on Sunday.Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha wants to remain i ...…
 
Those who followed the campaigns leading up to Senegal's presidential election late last month would have been struck by one of the defining features of Senegalese politics - hip-hop artists and the pivotal roles they can play in elections.A major reason for that: demographics. The average age of citizens there is exceptionally low - just 19. R ...…
 
Britain's decision to join China's challenger to the World Bank drew a quick rebuke from Washington.The US claimed the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank would extend Beijing's soft power.Three years on, the decision by Italy's new populist government to sign up for investment from Beijing has raised concerns in Western capitals.The US Nationa ...…
 
ISIL once controlled territory in Syria and Iraq equivalent to the size of Great Britain, and imposed its version of Islamic rule on millions.The group's fighters were defeated in Iraq two years ago, and it appears their dream of a so-called caliphate in Syria is over too.US-backed fighters declared what they call the '100 percent territorial d ...…
 
As Algeria's oil wealth dries up people are demanding to know where the money has gone.Corruption, youth unemployment and inequality have been at the centre of protests against the two-decades of rule by Algeria's president 81-year-old Abdelaziz Bouteflika.Despite agreeing not to stand for another term, Algerians have little faith in the busine ...…
 
On The Listening Post this week: Nothing comes from nothing: we trace the history of Islamophobia in the western media. Plus, politically conscious rap in Senegal.Christchurch mosque attacks and the mediaIt's been just over a week now since 50 people - Muslim worshippers - were killed in Christchurch, New Zealand.The gunman live-streamed his ki ...…
 
Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in 1967. It's been an occupied territory ever since, in defiance of multiple UN resolutions. Now, in a tweet, Donald Trump's seems set to overturn the US position and recognise Israel's sovreignty over Golan Heights. It's a move designed to boost the standing of the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin N ...…
 
When Yugoslavia broke up in the early 1990s, it triggered a three-year conflict that led to the worst atrocities in Europe since World War Two.The leader of the Bosnian Serbs back then was Radovan Karadzic.He planned the 1995 Srebrenica Massacre, where almost 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed. in a campaign of genocide against Bosnian Musli ...…
 
He's the only leader Kazakhstan has ever known since its independence, and its first President. Now 78-year-old Nursultan Nazarbayev has stepped down in a sudden announcement.But although Nazarbayev has ended his almost thirty year-rule, he's not given up power.He's keeping the constitutional status of both 'leader of the nation' and chief of t ...…
 
Our genetic makeup has fascinated scientists and medical researchers for decades. There have been significant advances in the field of rewriting the blueprint of life or our DNA. It's been used to treat and prevent a number of disorders and diseases. But it could also be used to create what some have called 'designer babies'. The medical world ...…
 
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern calls it a ‘terrorist attack.’ She was sent a 74-page so-called "manifesto" against Muslims and immigrants by a suspected gunman just minutes before he began firing indiscriminately at the first of two mosques in Christchurch.In the "manifesto" he describes U.S. President Donald Trump as a symbol of r ...…
 
This week, the world wide web turned 30. It may be hard for many of us to imagine a time when you couldn't just log on to the internet and search the web. It is how many of us stay in touch, make friends, talk, search and share information.But 30 years ago, none of that was possible.Back in 1989, Tim Berners-Lee and other scientists at CERN, th ...…
 
On The Listening Post this week: Following weeks of mass protests in Algeria, cracks in the official media narrative start to show. Plus, profiting from purpose in the world of advertising.The media battle of AlgiersState-controlled media often fill their airtime with images of their leader to remind citizens who is in power. But in Algeria, th ...…
 
Eight years ago this week, 15 Syrian teenagers were detained and tortured for spraying anti-government graffiti on a school wall.That was the beginning of an uprising that led to a civil war, which continues today.The conflict has killed an estimated 560,000 people and created nearly six million refugees.The UN and the European Union are holdin ...…
 
Boeing calls its 737 the most popular jet aircraft of all time.The US plane maker hoped its new 737 MAX 8 would bring in a new era of passenger safety.However, two fatal crashes in five months are raising serious questions.Aviation analysts have noted remarkable similarities between Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines crash, and one involving the same ...…
 
Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika says he's abandoned his bid for a fifth term. But the man who has led Algeria for twenty years doesn't seem to be leaving his post anytime soon.Bouteflika's announcement came after three weeks of protests against his plans to run for a fifth term in office. The president has also postponed next month's pr ...…
 
Tibet is a mainly Bhudist Himalayan area of plateaus and mountains, known as the "roof of the world", it has been governed by China as an autonomous region for almost seven decades.And Beijing claims a centuries-old sovereignty over the region. But the allegiances of many Tibetans lie with the exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. For China ...…
 
Television has long been Russia's main source for news, under the watchful eye of President Putin. But the internet is fast eroding state television's influence. Through a combination of legislation and surveillance infrastructure the Kremlin wants to ensure it has control of all media.New bills going through parliament are aimed at creating a ...…
 
Five million young people will be entering the job market every year for the next five years in the Middle East, a region already struggling to create enough jobs for its youth. The IMF estimates 27 million young people will soon be looking for work.One organisation, Silatech (Arabic for 'your connection'), is leading efforts to connect young p ...…
 
Back in 1888, the electric car was all the rage. But the discovery of large petroleum reserves worldwide and the combustion engine quickly killed it off.Electrification was very much the theme at this year's Geneva Motor Show, but consumers are yet to be convinced. Of the 80 million cars expected to be sold this year, just two million will be e ...…
 
On The Listening Post this week: Benjamin Netanyahu's murky dealings with media outlets are at the heart of the case to indict him. Plus, colonial era media laws in use across sub-Saharan Africa.Netanyahu's media manipulationsThere's a corruption case in Israel that centres on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's attempts to control the media, a ...…
 
Burkina Faso had for years escaped much of the violence that plagued its West African neighbours Mali and Niger.Now, armed groups are attacking any vestige of the state, and there's growing tension between ethnic groups. The UN says the situation is deteriorating rapidly.More than 70,000 people have been forced from their homes in just the last ...…
 
For China, Huawei is a source of national pride: it's written into the company's name. However, for the U-S and many western nations, the tech giant is a spying tool for the Chinese government.The U-S says Huawei poses a security threat, and is pressuring allies in Europe and Asia to ban its products.But Huawei is fighting back. It's suing the ...…
 
The biggest protests in years against Algeria's president are gaining strength.Thousands of people have been rallying for nearly two weeks, urging Abdelaziz Bouteflika to pull out of next month's election.The 82-year old has been in power for two decades, but is rarely seen in public after suffering a stroke in 2013.In a letter, Bouteflika prom ...…
 
When Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez died on 5th March 2013, it sparked a series of events that is still playing out today.His successor, Nicolas Maduro, continued the policies that his critics say have led to hyperinflation and widespread shortages of food and medicine.Opposition leader Juan Guaido is demanding Maduro's resignation, but he's ...…
 
Science fiction has always said that space is the next frontier and this is gradually becoming a reality. Private companies are taking small steps towards enabling people to travel more often to space and probably live longer away from earth. On Saturday, Spacex the firm owned by billionaire Ellon Musk made history with the launch of its dragon ...…
 
Sandwiched between India and Pakistan, Kashmir has been a flash point between the two nuclear powers since 1947. Both New Delhi and Islamabad claim all of the region - each now controls parts of it after three wars in the past 70 years. A ceasefire agreement was reached sixteen years ago, but it has been regularly violated. Last week there were ...…
 
Unfit for the job. That's how hundreds of thousands of Algerians describe President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. And in large-scale protests – rarely seen in Algeria - they've poured onto the streets demanding he pull out of next month’s elections.Many say Bouteflika, who was 82 on Saturday, is unable to perform his duties as president .So will he ste ...…
 
There are fewer than a thousand hours until the UK leaves the European Union, but people living there are still uncertain about what's going to happen. A "no deal", a long delay, a short delay, a hard Brexit or no Brexit at all, are still possible outcomes.As the clock ticks down, there's concern that Brexit, in all its forms, will put Britain' ...…
 
How Rutger Bregman put tax reform back on the news agendaTax rates are one of those stories that TV producers would probably rather leave to print journalists or authors.It's not visual, it's complicated; in short, it's not a sexy topic.Until, a Dutch academic, Rutger Bregman, spoke at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos and made news by t ...…
 
He's the first sitting Israeli Prime Minister to be put on official notice of planned prosecution on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. But Benjamin Netanyahu says he's innocent and will stay in his post. Israel's attorney general says he plans to indict Netanyahu on corruption charges.If convicted he could face up to 10 years in pr ...…
 
'Sometimes you have to walk.'This was how U.S. president Donald Trump described the sudden end to his summit with North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un.The pair arrived in Vietnam with hopes of building on last year's historic summit in Singapore.However, less than two days later, they signed no agreement, and it's unclear when they'll talk again.N ...…
 
The conflict between India and Pakistan over the Himalayan region of Kashmir has gone on for more than 70 years.The dispute escalated in the past two weeks after a suicide bombing killed 41 Indian soldiers in Indian-administered Kashmir.India and Pakistan have both launched air strikes.Pakistan says it shot down two Indian fighter jets and has ...…
 
The U.S. vice president Mike Pence says America will stand by Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido “until liberty is restored.”His message came when the two men met in Colombia at a gathering of regional countries.They’re looking for a way to get President Nicolas Maduro to step down.But Maduro’s refusing to go, and accuses the U.S. of wan ...…
 
It’s America’s longest war, and last year there was a record death toll in Afghanistan. Almost 4,000 civilians were killed and 7,000 wounded. The UN is blaming the Taliban and ISIL for deliberately targeting civilians with suicide attacks. But Afghan and U-S forces have also stepped up their assaults on armed groups.Now attempts to end the bloo ...…
 
ISIL once controlled an area stretching from Western Syria to Eastern Iraq, that's nearly the size of the UK.It proclaimed a caliphate in 2014 and imposed its harsh rule on millions of people. But it was flushed out of Iraq and eventually lost most of its ground in Syria.What’s left of the group now is confined to a tiny part of the Syrian vill ...…
 
On August 31, 2018, Northern Irish journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey awoke to loud knocks at the doors of their Belfast homes."My street outside my home was filled with police," McCaffrey told The Listening Post's Daniel Turi. "They informed me they wanted to search my house for materials relating to the documentary, No Stone Unturn ...…
 
French President Emmanuel Macron introduced a bill this week that would make anti-Zionism a criminal offence.Anti-Semitism, hostility and prejudice directed against Jewish people, is already illegal in France. Anti-Zionism, opposition to the state of Israel, could now follow.Elsewhere in Europe, 12 MPs resigned from their parties in the UK, cit ...…
 
Cambodia has been one of the best performing economies in the world over the past two decades. But there are threats on the horizon, including the UK's impending exit from the European Union.The German Development Institute has studied how a no-deal Brexit could affect least developed countries, and it found Cambodians living on the brink of po ...…
 
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On The Listening Post this week: Following a bombing in Kashmir, there is talk of war on the Indian airwaves and hate mongering on social media. Plus, journalism and justice in Northern Ireland.Narratives of Rage & Revenge in IndiaLast week, a suicide bomber killed 40 Indian soldiers in Kashmir. Jaish-e-Mohammed, a rebel group based in Pakistan ...…
 
Millions of Nigerians finally get to vote for a new leader on Saturday after the election was postponed by a week. Whoever wins will have to address at least three pressing issues, the sluggish economy, security problems and corruption. It's expected to be a tight race between President Muhammadu Buhari, who is seeking a second term, and Atiku ...…
 
Africa's most populous nation and largest economy has a youth unemployment problem. In Nigeria, nearly a quarter of the population is out of work and 20 percent is underemployed.For young people aged 15 to 35, the figures are grim: 55.4 percent of them are without work. Creating jobs has been one of the key issues discussed throughout this year ...…
 
Production of the world's largest passenger jet is to end as a result of falling orders. Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has announced plans to stop making the A380 in two year's time, threatening thousands of jobs, as Natacha Butler reports from Toulouse."The A380 is a superb plane - it's technologically brilliant, but it's an expensive plane bot ...…
 
On The Listening Post this week: Mass demonstrations in Sudan continue despite a crackdown on protesters and the media. Plus, the Ambani brothers and India's media.Sudan: A crumbing regime puts the squeeze on the mediaA near total media blackout in Africa's third largest country, Sudan, and the protests there that threaten to undo 30 years of o ...…
 
In a bid to control the internet of the future, some say a kind of digital iron curtain is descending. The United States is on one side, while on the other there's China. Other countries are lining up, too. "There's a divide, it's not as simple as black and white, left or right," explains Adrian Lovett, president and CEO of The Web Foundation." ...…
 
One of the main sources of money for Venezuela currently is an asset that lies outside of the country and is itself the centre of an international tug-of-war. Venezeula's cash cow, which generates most of its foreign currency earnings is a refinery, called Citgo. It's based in the US and there's a big fight brewing over who controls it in the f ...…
 
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