About: Abubakr Farrukh

Bio: My focus is on politics, history, religion, and philosophy of life. I present news analysis and opinion on current affairs and occasionally produce satire articles

Posts by Abubakr Farrukh:

Trump Asks Government to Minimize Procurement from China

Posted on: 16 Jan 2021

Days before leaving office, President Donald Trump on Friday took another action against China by directing government department to find ways to minimize procurement of Chinese goods and services to neutralize or at least reduce the risks from espionage. According to his national security adviser said, the move was aimed at reducing the risks from espionage. In a statement, Robert O’Brien said China is targeting the information systems of the US government to obtain personnel records, military plans, and other data through cyber and other means. “For this reason, the…

Sudan signs accord to normalize diplomatic ties with Israel

Posted on: 06 Jan 2021

Sudan and the United States have signed the “Abraham Accords” in a move that will lead to the normalization of ties with Israel amid opposition at home. The country’s political parties denounced the move when it was first announced in October last year. A statement was issued from the office of Sudan’s prime minister on Wednesday said Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari signed the accord with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The North African country’s Acting Minister of Finance Hiba Ahmed and Mnuchin also “signed a memorandum of understanding the country’s…

Julian Assange Loses Extradition Bail Bid, Will Remain in Prison

Posted on: 06 Jan 2021

Julian Assange will remain in jail as the judge who prevented his extradition to the United States believes he would abscond. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser believed there were substantial grounds to believe the Wikileaks founder would abscond if permitted extradition bail. On Monday, she ruled the Assange cannot be extradited to the US because he might commit suicide. The US authorities are now appealing that decision – and had requested not to release the Australian journalist from a maximum security prison till the case is heard. Assange, who was clad…

Tunisian PM sacks interior minister, baring tensions with president

Posted on: 05 Jan 2021

Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi has sent his interior minister packing, triggering tension in the north African country. The Interior Minister, who is sacked today (Tuesday), is a confidant to President Kais Saied, who has irreparable political differences with the prime minister. Saied and Mechichi are at odds over the power-sharing formula and their respective political alliances. With the ouster of Interior Minister Taoufik Charfeddine, the conflict could swell into a crisis that could bring down the technocratic government. According to a cabinet statement, PM Mechichi would supervise the interior…

Julian Assange extradition to US blocked by UK judge

Posted on: 04 Jan 2021

The British court has rejected Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States over concerns including his suicide.   The court blocked the extradition request because of concerns over his mental health. He is feared to commit suicide in the US. The Australian journalist is wanted for leaking the publication of thousands of classified documents in 2010 and 2011. The US maintains the leaks violated the law and endangered lives. The 49-year-old has battled the extradition and argues the case is politically motivated. The US government has 14 days…