Day: January 23, 2017

War of words as peace talks open in Astana

Source: BBC The Syrian government’s lead negotiator has denounced what he called his rebel counterpart’s “provocative” comments at the start of peace talks in Astana. Bashar Jaafari said Mohammed Alloush had acted in a way “removed from diplomacy” at the indirect negotiations convened by Russia, Iran and Turkey. Mr Alloush […]

USA: SNL host Aziz Ansari’s message for Trump: ‘Change comes from large groups of angry people’

Aziz Ansari, the first South Asian to host SNL, targeted new U.S. President Donald Trump in his opening monologue.  (MATTHEW EISMAN / GETTY IMAGES FOR IFP FILE PHOTO)   By FAKIHA BAIG Staff Reporter, The Toronto Star Sun., Jan. 22, 2017 In a thoughtful yet hilarious monologue, actor and comedian Aziz Ansari lampooned U.S. President […]

Croatia Accused of Forcing Asylum-Seekers Out

Source: Balkan Insight Human Rights Watch said on Friday that Croatian police have not been respecting the rights of asylum-seekers arriving in the country and have been pushing them back across the border to neighbouring Serbia. Ten Afghani asylum seekers – including two unaccompanied children – told the campaign group […]