Is Television Ready for Angry Women?

SOPHIE GILBERT On a soundstage in queens, new york, the crew for Marti Noxon’s new TV series Dietland has built an extremely realistic replica of the offices of a modern women’s magazine. Covers from previous issues decorate the...

The Rebuilding of Syria

As the war in Syria winds down the daunting task of resettling refugees and internally displaced people and rebuilding the country faces tremendous obstacles, reports Jeff Klein. By Jeff Klein Special to Consortium News During visits to...

‘The Everyday Process of Ethnic Cleansing’

Palestinians protesting at the Gaza fence posed no threat whatsoever and even if they were trying to cross the border, you don’t use live fire to kill them, says Diana Buttu in this inerview...

Consortium News Launches Spring Fund Drive

Consortium News is launching its Spring Fund Drive so that we can bring you expanded coverage and analysis of the most pressing international and domestic issues of our day. We are setting our spring fundraising...

The Palestinians’ self-made Nakba

Op-ed: Palestine’s Arabs went through an expulsion, just like tens of millions around the world, including Jews. But the Palestinians are the only ones who adopted an ethos of rejectionism, self-victimization, suffering and death....

Burundi’s President Nkurunziza: First a third term, now seven-year mandates

Burundi goes to the polls on 17 May to vote in a constitutional referendum, which could extend President Pierre Nkurunziza's rule to 2034. Here's why the vote has become a contentious issue: Who is President...

Did Israel use excessive force at Gaza protests?

Palestinian health officials say more than 100 Palestinians have been killed and 10,000 injured by Israeli troops over the past six weeks at a series of protests along the border between the Gaza Strip...

What is left to agree in the Brexit Treaty?

By Adam Fleming BBC News, Brussels I call it "Green Day". At a press conference in March the Brexit Secretary David Davis and the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier unveiled a slideshow of the Brexit Treaty,...

7 big things we just learned from the Trump Tower meeting testimony

by Aaron Blake -  The  Washington Post Congressional testimony documents shed light on the 2016 Trump Tower meeting, where Donald Trump Jr. was promised damaging information on Hillary Clinton. (Joyce Koh/The Washington Post) The Senate Judiciary...

Malaysia’s political drama is worthy of Shakespeare

The release of Anwar Ibrahim is an important step in a new beginning for Malaysia, building on the stunning electoral victory that ousted the ruling party on 9 May. It's also a test of...

Kim Jong-un’s warning shot to the US over nuclear talks

By Laura Bicker BBC News, Seoul North Korea is making its demands clear. This has very little to do with military drills and more to do with the Sunday talk shows in the US during...

‘I hated myself after abuse at Abu Ghraib’

By Tara McKelvey Martinsburg, Pennsylvania Gina Haspel has paved the way for her confirmation as new CIA director, after repudiating torture tactics used in the past. But the scars from one of America's darkest chapters,...

Gulf Arab states rebuke Israel, but alliances inch closer

Among Arab Gulf states, Qatar’s statement was the most fiercely-worded. Source: Aassociated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Arab states resoundingly condemned the killing of more than 50 Palestinians in this week’s Gaza protests, just as they...

Taking aim at Turkey, lawmakers propose recognizing Armenian genocide

Two MKs submit bills calling on Israel to acknowledge massacres carried by Ottoman forces and hold annual memorials By Stuart Winer -The Times of Israel Two Israeli lawmakers said Wednesday they would propose bills to officially...

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence. HENRY A. KISSINGER Introducing Crazy/Genius, a new podcast from The Atlantic with Derek Thompson. Eight bold questions—and 8 smart answers—about how tech is...

The (Unrecognized) US Contribution to Bloodshed in Syria, Part Two

Bashar Asad sought closer relations with the West but the U.S. was planning to remove him as early as 2006, eventually leading to war in Syria, says As’ad AbuKhalil in the second & last...

Entrepreneurs from China, US brainstorm on innovative ideas

Source:Xinhua The third US-China Innovation and Investment Summit (UCIS) has brought another wave of technology and innovation investment to Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States. More than 500 participants from the two countries,...

China to safeguard global trade system

By Huang Ge Source:Global Times China's ongoing trade talks with the US are not only aimed at achieving reciprocal outcomes but are also meant to safeguard the multilateral trade system, experts said. Chinese Vice Premier Liu...

Trump is wrong over Iran, but Europe can’t afford to divorce the US

No other US president has been as antagonistic to European principles. But there’s no alternative to a strong transatlantic partnership Bruno Tertrais In 2003 a US-led war in the Middle East fractured western unity and divided...

Ex-Mossad official: Israel, U.S., Saudis can help regime change in Iran

“We can deal with the threat itself: nuclear weapons, conventional Iranian missiles... But President Trump’s actions on the Iran situation have created a major opening," he said. By Yonah Jeremy Bob Israel, the...