‘If we don’t win, we will be a slave to the military forever’

Yangon, Myanmar – As protests against the recent Myanmar military coup continue to rage across the country, the police response has grown more severe. In Mandalay and Naypyidaw – the nation’s second-largest city and capital respectively – security forces have deployed tear gas, water cannon, rubber-coated bullets and even live rounds. Naypyidaw police shot one […]

Goats Don’t Vote

One moment a herd of goats is milling around, casually browsing the scrubby grass. The next, their long ears twitch and their wide golden eyes stare as they trot off purposefully, picking up speed as they appear to rush intently to a specific destination. They’re exhibiting a behavior that scientists have long watched in herding, […]

‘Don’t feel sorry for Suu Kyi’: Rohingya refugees on Myanmar coup

Dhaka, Bangladesh – Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have condemned the military coup in Myanmar but say they do not “feel sorry” for de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s removal from power. Speaking to Al Jazeera at the sprawling Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district, Rohingya community leader Mohammad Yunus Arman said the […]

‘I don’t feel like I’ve said goodbye to my dad. How is he gone?’

London, United Kingdom – When Ozel Ekrem last saw her father alive on March 8 last year, a brisk spring day, he was in the garden, tending to a barbecue. Arif Niyazi, a British-Cypriot restaurateur from Birmingham was a happy-go-lucky character and known to regularly defy the cold English weather. “I told him: ‘Come inside dad, […]

‘Bills don’t lie’: Pop megastar Shakira sells 145-song catalogue

Shakira has sold over 80 million records and has a strong following on music streaming platforms Spotify and YouTube. Colombian pop superstar Shakira has become the latest artist to sell the rights to her catalogue of 145 songs to London-listed Hipgnosis Songs Fund, the investment firm said on Wednesday, as the coronavirus crisis crushes concert earnings. The […]

Will the pro-Trump riot change US politics? Don’t count on it

It was months after a disputed election and charges of an “illegitimate” president were dominating an era of deep political divisions that were growing deeper by the day. Then terrorists attacked the United States on September 11, 2001. Hours after planes were flown into buildings in New York City and Washington, DC, and nearly 3,000 […]