- February 20, 2017
International media has been buzzing about the ongoing US presidency race and will remain fixated on it till November 2016. But little attention have been paid so far on another very crucial succession process to take place this year; the next UN Secretary-General (SG). According to the timeline provided by the UN, The new Secretary-General will be chosen by the end of this year and will take office in January – coincidentally, the same month that a new US president will be sworn in. Inevitably, the politicking has already begun.READ MORE
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A political action committee (PAC), is the name given to any private group organised and funded with the goal of electing a political candidate or advancing a legislative agenda. According to US electoral laws (known as Federal Election Campaigning Act or FECA), PACs can only accept donations from individuals, and there’s an annual limit of $5000.READ MORE
A Paris-style suicide attack with a gun and a series of explosions, allegedly perpetrated by Dae’sh-affiliated militants on Indonesia’s capital on Thursday morning, left seven people including the five attackers dead.
The three-hour-long siege, marking the first assault on the Muslim-majority country by the radical group, took place near a Starbucks cafe and Sarinah’s, a popular department store in Jakarta. Seventeen people, including a Dutch man, were wounded in the attack.READ MORE
Recent attacks in Paris, Beirut, Turkey and the crash of a Russian plane linked to the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) have once again brought terrorism and Islamic extremism to the forefront of international relations. Thousands of op-eds and columns had already been published speculating how these events would make the already-strained relationships between Muslims and other communities worse.READ MORE