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North Korea’s test of its Hwasong-14 ballistic missile is, potentially, one more step towards catastrophe in one of the world’s most perilous regions.

 

There is no place for hate crime in this country,” said UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd on Sunday, after announcing, last month, a 1 million pound fund to protect the places of worship of minorities in the country. Rudd spoke of the attack on a mosque in Finsbury Park, London, and assured the people of Britain that perpetrators of such attacks will meet “the full force of the law”.

 

The capture by Iraqi forces of the Grand al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul, from where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared himself ‘caliph’ in July 2014, marks the end of the ‘caliphate’ in Iraq.

 

Prodded the Trump administration, the General Assembly (UNGA) has gone into an austerity mode cutting the peacekeeping budget for the next accounting year by about $570 million or  7.25 percent.

 

The Iraqi city of Mosul this week celebrates its first Eid free of the oppressive rule of the self-styled Islamic State (IS) in three years.

 

A United States fighter downed a Syrian military aircraft for the first time when it bombed a Syrian rebel faction backed by Washington.

 

It could all be about to kick off in Myanmar. But this time in a good way for the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. Possibly. Hopefully.

 

The Muslim world — a vast construct of over 1.5 billion souls stretching from Southeast Asia to the Sahara — is today facing a unique series of tumultuous events.

 

Getting the timing of an election right can be hazardous for politicians at the best of times. The June 8 snap general election called by Prime Minister Theresa May will, however, enter the annals of contemporary political history in the British Isles as a supreme example of delusional politics.

 

June is turning out to be the cruellest month for British prime ministers. Last June, in trying to put an end to the unending bickering over the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union, David Cameron called a referendum he expected to win.

 


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