Edward Snowden’s ‘Angels’ in Hong Kong Hounded by Official Agencies

LATE LAST WEEK, Robert Tibbo got a call from the Hong Kong Police who confirmed that the immigration department was not investigating a case that is considered a major embarrassment to the global financial hub. It reportedly involves crime-department officials from Sri Lanka on a clandestine visit to Hong Kong to snoop on—or do worse … Continue reading Edward Snowden’s ‘Angels’ in Hong Kong Hounded by Official Agencies

Ahmed Kathrada, the Indian-South African whom Mandela called his ‘Mirror’

Back home in India, Ahmed Kathrada (1929-2017), a Liberation Struggle veteran who spent 26 years in prison with his great friend Nelson Mandela, is relatively unknown. Ahmed Kathrada, the Indian-origin South African politician, who passed away following a brain surgery on March 28, aged 87, at Johannesburg’s Donald Gordon Hospital, had entered the anti-apartheid movement … Continue reading Ahmed Kathrada, the Indian-South African whom Mandela called his ‘Mirror’

Nicolas Hénin: ‘France Should Not Make the Mistake the US Made After 9/11’

French journalist Nicolas Hénin wrote the best-selling Jihad Academy: The Rise of Islamic State after he was released by ISIS in April last year, 10 months after they captured him from the Syrian town of Raqqa and held him in inhuman conditions. He was held hostage along with James Foley, Steven Sotloff, Alan Henning and … Continue reading Nicolas Hénin: ‘France Should Not Make the Mistake the US Made After 9/11’