International

  • Pakistani Elections, Taliban and United States

    On the face of it, there is no connection between the impending general elections in Pakistan-now in their home stretch-and the Taliban or US. But appearances can be deceptive, as they certainly are in this case. Not even the most naïv...

  • Israeli Massacre Of Deir Yassin

    By Dr. Elias Akleh The state of Israel was established and is sustained on the continuous perpetration of genocides, destruction of whole towns, land theft, home demolition, ethnic cleansing, and terror against Palestinians. The massacre o...

  • Islamic Leaders of Peaceful Movement Hefajate Islam Issue Joint Statement

    Dhaka (6 May 2013): In a press statement, 15 high-ranking leaders of the city unit of the Chittagong-based pro-Islamic organization Hefazate Islam condemned late last night’s attack on the protesters while they were sleeping and said it w...

  • An Open Letter to diehard secularists who were chastising us for opposing the fascist government of Hasina Wajed

    Dear Mr Javed Anand, What do you say about this kristallnacht? Are these fascists worthy of your support? Should they themselves not be tried? I hope you are aware: - The true nature of the compromised International Crimes Tribunal [w...

  • Kristallnacht of the fascists in Dhaka

    Kristallnacht, German for the Night of Broken Glass, was the start of a series of coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on 9–10 November 1938. It was carried out by the Nazi paramilitary and civilia...

  • Bullying Pakistan and Iran: Washington’s Latest Tack on Afghanistan

    The one American demand that Pakistanis of all stripes and persuasions-laymen and intelligentsia alike-have grown sick and tired of is Washington’s unremitting insistence that Pakistan ‘should do more’ to augment its military ...

  • Israel demolished 1200 mosques since ‘48

    According to Palestinian historians and archaeologists, Israel has been trying to change the landmarks of Palestine since the Nakba of 1948 when it took over most of Palestine by terror and expulsion of the majority of the Palestinians from the...

  • Pakistan's terrorist challenge

    The abortive attempt by an American of Pakistani origin to set off a home-made crude bomb at New York's busiest public place, the famed Times Square, on a week-end puts a sharp focus on America's failing 'war on terror,' which O...

  • Genetically Modified

    By Layla Anwar Some years ago, I knew a Western woman...she was was not exactly a friend, more like an acquaintance, a friend of a good friend of mine. Anyways, this woman I will call her Marion, was newly wed and she and her husband were ...

  • Kristallnacht of the fascists in Dhaka

    What do you say about this kristallnacht? Are these fascists worthy of support of the diehard secularists? Should they themselves not be tried? An estimated 3000+ Muslim scholars and devotees were killed though the regime and its lackies are speak...

  • “Stop harassing Srilanka Muslims”

    Unless the harassment meted out to Muslims stops, Sri Lankan employees in the Middle East could also face similar intimidation by extremists groups in those countries, the UNP warned on 28 March. Addressing the media, UNP Parliamentarian Ma...

  • Bangladesh is heading towards a dangerous destination

    By Barrister Nazir Ahmed I have divided my paper into three parts.  Firstly, I aim to discuss whether it is safe and conscionable to authorise normal Police Constables to take public lives by open shooting/firing.  Secondly, I wi...

  • US doing evil against Iran

    By Arshi Khan In the midst of confusions, misleading propaganda, threats and cruelties, the champion of the unipolar world-the United States — is in full swing to use its rhetoric and diplomatic skills against Iran for no valid reaso...

  • Islamophobia – now in American children’s textbooks

    Abdus Sattar Ghazali As if the adult media’s vitriol wasn’t enough, the seven-million strong American Muslim community, is now being faced by the alarming publication of a series of ‘children’s books’, contain...

  • Election fever in Pakistan is to test its resilience

    Pakistan is well and truly in the grip of its latest election fever. National elections are set to take place, at one and the same time, throughout Pakistan on May 11. Elections in Pakistan have a tainted, if not tragic, history. Unlike...

  • Bangladesh trials are not fair

    By Shamreeza Riaz Four decades ago, over a million people died in Bangladesh war of secession from Pakistan. Two years ago, the Awami League government in Bangladesh decided to establish International Criminal Tribunal (ICT) under the Inte...

  • War against Iraq: the blackest spot on American History

    March 19 marked the 10th anniversary of the American invasion and occupation of Iraq. Writing a special editorial, penned by its entire editorial board, to highlight the importance of the event the New York Times lamented George W. Bush's i...

  • General’s son says Israel not interestd in peace

    + Pic Mohammed Azhar Ali Khan Toronto (Canada): Israeli peace activist Miko Peled electrified a gathering of Christians, Jews, Muslims and others in Ottawa recently by predicting peace in the Middle East on the basis of a democrati...

  • Myanmar Communal Violence: a setback to Democratic Process

    Some political tendencies have thrived on the identity of religions and spread the 'hate other' community. It is retarding the process of development in each of South Asian countries and also putting strong brakes on the same.

  • Judicial Murder in Bangladesh

    By Firoz Mahboob Kamal Dhaka: The ruling Bangladesh Awami Leage (BAL) made another record of shameful failure. On a single day, 28 February, its police forces killed more than 60 civilians (source: Daily Amar Desh, Dhaka 1/3/13).  Fou...