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News & Analysis

Preventing peaceful end to Syrian conflict part of US-Zionist agenda

Tahir Mustafa

Jumada' al-Ula' 09, 14332012-04-01

Civilian suffering, especially that of children, always arouses deep concern among Muslims, indeed all people. Human suffering of any kind should concern people everywhere and they should help end this tragic situation as quickly as possible. It is, however, at the larger level that there is much confusion and misunderstanding about what is really afoot in Syria.


Sudan forced to accept ‘federal solution’ to Darfur conflict

Our Own Correspondent

Ramadan 18, 14252004-11-01

What do Sudan and Syria have in common apart from being two Muslim countries that are also members of the Arab League? Each is the victim of mounting and relentless pressure from the West and their Arab allies, the UN and the international media, over their internal and regional policies, which they are required to abandon in the interests of those targeting them...

Occupied Arab World

US plans for Iraq still in disarray, despite supportive intervention of the UN

Ahmad Musa

Muharram 10, 14252004-03-01

UN secretary general Kofi Annan helped the US off a hook of their own making on February 19, when he announced that a UN fact-finding mission headed by Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN envoy to Iraq, had concluded that elections are not feasible in the country before the June 30 date set for the supposed handover of power to an Iraqi administration...


Talk is expensive as Western capitalist and power elites meet at World Economic Forum

Abul Fadl

Dhu al-Hijjah 03, 14222002-02-16

Some 2,700 participants, ranging from kings, presidents and business moguls to professors, clergymen and celebrities, paid $25,000 each to get into the gathering...

Special Reports

Nobel peace prize for UN and Kofi Annan a reward for service to the West’s world order

Abul Fadl

Sha'ban 15, 14222001-11-01

On October 12 the Nobel prize committee in Oslo announced that it was awarding the United Nations Organization and Kofi Annan, its secretary-general, a peace prize in recognition of their work in pursuit of “a better organized and a more peaceful world.” This is the first time that the UN as a whole and its acting head have received the award.


Mary Robinson exits UN human rights commission, while Kofi Annan tries to stay on

Crescent International

Muharram 07, 14222001-04-01

Mary Robinson, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, sprang a surprise on March 19, when she announced that she would not seek a second term when her current four-year period of office ends next September.


Kofi Annan’s ‘global compact’ a whitewash for western corporations

M.A. Shaikh

Dhu al-Qa'dah 22, 14212001-02-16

Kofi Annan, United Nations secretary-general, urged business leaders gathered at Davos, Switzerland, on January 29 to help him to achieve his goal of getting a thousand corporations to back his Global Compact.


Taliban seen as outcasts on world stage amid high powered diplomacy

Zia Sarhadi

Ramadan 06, 14381998-10-01

In a pointed snub to their efforts to gain international recognition, the Taliban were frozen out of a high-powered meeting in New York called by the United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan on September 21 to discuss the situation in Afghanistan.


Skeletons out of his Rwandan cupboard stalk the UN chief

Our Own Correspondent

Muharram 19, 14191998-05-16

United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan - fresh from the triumph of brokering the Iraqi deal, and cruising through his African tour with the air of a savior come to rescue his beloved continent from the folly of its ruler - suddenly faces the cruel prospect of being cut down to size.

Special Reports

The UN: branch office of the US State department

Iqbal Siddiqui

Dhu al-Hijjah 04, 14181998-04-01

One feature of the recent Iraq crisis was the role played by Kofi Annan, secretary general of the United Nations. A couple of weeks after returning in triumph from Baghdad, Annan was honoured with a meeting with Bill Clinton at the White House and presidential praise for his efforts, which he reciprocated by appreciating Washington’s role.

Occupied Arab World

Pax Americana without firing a single shot at Iraq

M.A. Shaikh

Dhu al-Qa'dah 02, 14181998-03-01

The US has won an emphatic victory without even firing a single shot. It has established the absurd rule that Washington alone decides who must implement United Nations resolutions as well as who need not...

Occupied Arab World

The elusive quest for peace in the Western Sahara

Abul Fadl

Dhu al-Qa'dah 23, 14171997-04-01

Despite the recent increase in the tempo of diplomatic activity to find a solution for the decades-long conflict in the Western Sahara, a lasting and comprehensive peace settlement remains a distant hope.

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