Russia Defines A Historical Mistake for Mankind

Throughout all stages of the existence of the Russian state, its key drivers have been internal repression and external expansion, often combined with the genocide of the peoples who stood up against Russian invasion. Russia is an artificially created country with an artificial people inhabiting it: the so-called Russians, who claim to be part of…

Ukraine has Huge Public Support: Public Opinion Matters

Kalush

Ukraine’s entry to the Eurovision song contest by the Kalush Orchestra on Saturday night 14 May was massively boosted by phone polls in each participant country. This followed the verdict of national juries, which had given most votes to the UK. The final scores were 631 to Ukraine – lifted by 400 public votes – to…

Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Meets in Marrakech

Nasser Bourita

The Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS opened on  Wednesday 11 May in Marrakech, with the participation of representatives of more than 80 countries and international organisations. The Conference was jointly chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita, and the US Under Secretary of State…

Kharibulbul International Folklore Festival opens in Shusha.

Kharibulbul

The 5th “Kharibulbul” International Folklore Festival has today opened in Shusha, the cultural capital of Azerbaijan. The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attended the festival’s opening. The Festival is being held in the “Year of Shusha” on the occasion of the 270th anniversary of the city of…

Russians attack Ukrainian journalists in Berlin

Berlin protests

On 9 May in Berlin, a Ukrainian 1+1 TV crew was attacked by Russians celebrating Victory Day. The incident unfolded in Treptow Park outside the Soviet Soldier memorial. According to TV host Natalia Moseichuk, the day earlier, on May 8, the Ukrainian diaspora together with Ukrainian diplomats laid wreaths and flowers at the memorial to…

EU Pledges €6.4 Billion for Syria

Investment in Syria

The international community has pledged close to €6.4 billion for 2022 and beyond during a conference on Syria organised by the European Union.  The funding will help people in Syria and the neighbouring countries hosting Syrian refugees. Out of this amount, over €4.8 billion were pledged by the EU, with over €3.1 billion coming from…

China Forcing Organ Removal From Prisoners

Illegal Organ Removal

Reported systematic forced organ harvesting in China is a serious human rights violation that requires a full, independent and transparent investigation, underlined the S&Ds in regard to last week’s adoption of the European Parliament resolution on this matter. Maria Arena, the S&D negotiator on the resolution on the reports of continued organ harvesting in China, said:…

Nuclear Zigzags of Russian Failure

Nuclear Zigzags

Having been defeated with lightning speed during the first stage of the “special military operation” near Kyiv and stuck in Donbass during the second stage, the Kremlin has shown itself to be unable to adapt its military, political and economic instruments to the new reality. At a time when the collective West is completing the…

John Lee Ka-Chiu Appointed as Chief Executive of Hong Kong

John Lee

Hong Kong’s Election Committee has selected John Lee Ka-chiu, the sole candidate to the post of Chief Executive on 8 May 2022. This was the first selection process since the imposition of the National Security Law and the implementation of sweeping changes in Hong Kong’s electoral system. Preceding his selection, Lee was vetted by the…