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Bilal Randeree

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Bilal is a South African journalist with Al Jazeera English in Doha, Qatar.

Syrian drought exacerbates food crisis

Syria, a country that is usually self sufficient, now finds itself importing wheat from other countries for the first time in 15 years. The country…

Why I’m a vegetarian

I don’t believe that animals should not be killed for human consumption. In fact, I think that God has most definitely provided certain animals for…

Patani — the forgotten suffering.

July 26 2008 — The former Malay kingdom of Patani is composed of what are now the three Thai provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat.…

Protest in Paris

Thousands of French filled the streets, carrying placards and banners, singing songs and shouting slogans. This is Paris, May 2008, 40 years after the social…

Mr Karzai, pass the rice please

Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister Faisal Al–Hajji, Kuwaiti Prime Minister Nasser Al–Sabah, Kuwaiti Prince Nawaf Al–Sabah, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Jordanian King Abdullah, Kuwait’s Amir Sabah…

Silent Tsunami

I calculated that my flight from London to Italy for the Human Rights Film Festival resulted in 0.340 tonnes of carbon dioxide. The flight to…

Hijab revolution

May 1968 was a month of revolution for France. It was a series of student protests and a general strike that caused the collapse of…

Fidel Castro, global economic adviser?

Fidel Castro, struggle hero and inspirational leader of the poor and oppressed of the world, has stepped down as President of Cuba after almost 50…

Crime is on the rise

This headline has been seen often over the past few days. Is it just me or is crime getting out of control? I decided to…

Apartheid is real

“… the establishment of the Palestinian state is not our Nakba, or disaster — provided that upon its establishment the word ‘Nakba’ be deleted from…