Freedom never absolute

Accepted notions of what is right ensure that media are never totally free of constraints  By Suraya Dadoo In October 1988, the Weekly Mail newspaper, and the Congress of South African Writers (Cosaw) found itself at odds with the South African Muslim community, after...

Palestinian kristallnacht

Message of Kafr Qassem massacre lives on for Palestinians by Jonathan Cook In a conflict that has produced more than its share of suffering and tragedy, the name of Kafr Qassem lives on in infamy more than half a century after Israeli police gunned down 47 Palestinian...

Foreign troops kill nine Afghan soldiers official

Foreign troops killed nine Afghan soldiers in so-called mistaken air strike in the southeast of the country overnight, the Afghan Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. Scores of Afghan civilians have been killed in air strikes by international troops in Afghanistan this...

Israel’s jewish exodus

Hard-line Israelis reject the idea of reasonable compromises for peace, arguing that any significant concessions to Palestinian sovereignty would threaten Israel’s security or the Zionist cause, but Lawrence Davidson notes that demographic trends, including a growing...