Samira Sadeque

Samira Sadeque

United States

Iranians detained, asked about political views at US border: CAIR

CBP says claims that its detaining and refusing entry to Iranian Americans due to country of origin are 'false'.

Iranians detained, asked about political views at US border: CAIR

Police

NYPD crackdown on subway fare evasion 'criminalises poverty'

Activists slam New York City effort to go after fare evaders and call for an end to police brutality.

 NYPD crackdown on subway fare evasion 'criminalises poverty'

Climate Change

Bangladeshi-American teen activist fighting for climate action

Rebeca Sabnam, 16, highlights risks Bangladeshi women and Rohingya face due to climate change as COP25 gets under way.

Bangladeshi-American teen activist fighting for climate action

Kashmir

At US congressional hearing on Kashmir, call to end lockdown

Lawyers and human rights advocates testify at hearing, demanding investigation into current crisis.

At US congressional hearing on Kashmir, call to end lockdown

United Nations

New York: Thousands rally for human rights in Kashmir

Members of various faith, ethnic groups rally to stand with Kashmir and pledge their fight will go on.

New York: Thousands rally for human rights in Kashmir

United States

Kashmir in focus at Muslim Day Parade in New York

Organisers estimate nearly 3,000 people attended annual parade, which focused on security lockdown in Kashmir.

Kashmir in focus at Muslim Day Parade in New York

Kashmir

How a red dot symbolised Kashmir resistance against India's move

While the region remains locked down, Kashmiri diaspora uses social media to organise protests and mobilise opinion.

How a red dot symbolised Kashmir resistance against India's move

Arts & Culture

First Palestinian museum in Washington, DC, opens

Museum of the Palestinian People will exhibit artwork, cultural documentation from Palestinian contributors worldwide.

First Palestinian museum in Washington, DC, opens

Islamophobia

After Christchurch, US mosques bulk up security during Ramadan

Increased security at mosques prompts debate among Muslim Americans over community's relationship with law enforcement.

After Christchurch, US mosques bulk up security during Ramadan

United States

Six NYC taxi drivers have committed suicide since November

For-hire drivers hope new cap on ride-sharing apps will help relieve financial pressure that some say is now unbearable.

Six NYC taxi drivers have committed suicide since November

Rohingya

Rabbis petition against Israel in support of Rohingya

Israel is among top weapons suppliers to Myanmar, which is brutally cracking down on Muslim-majority Rohingya.

Rabbis petition against Israel in support of Rohingya