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Debating Peace & Religion

The release of our Peace and Religion report has kicked off a robust debate with our Facebook and Twitter communities. This article aims to answer a few questions, clarify a few points, and hopefully provide fuel for further discussion. 680 more words


Exclusive: The Irrawaddy Interviews US President Barack Obama

On Wednesday, US President Barack Obama arrives in Burma for his second diplomatic visit in as many years. In advance of the Asean and East Asia summits in Naypyidaw, Obama answered questions from The Irrawaddy correspondent Lalit K Jha about his visit, the reforms of the past three years and the future of Burma’s democratic transition. 2,302 more words


The ‘City of Peace’ is in flames — again

Uri Avnery

IN ITS long and checkered history, Jerusalem has been occupied by dozens of conquerors. Babylonians and Persians, Greeks and Romans, Mamluks and Turks, Britons and Jordanians – to mention just a few. 1,651 more words


Kosher, anyone? – The eating

By Sudat Pasqual Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00

As mentioned last week, after much soul searching I had decided to request Kosher (Jewish) meals on my flights to Colombo from Calgary. 807 more words