International

  • 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...

  • Sayedee's conviction - a travesty of justice

    By S.M. Mohamed Idris Bangladesh's much-criticised international war crimes tribunal (ICT) found the vice-president of Jamaat-e-Islami party Delawar Hossain Sayedee guilty of war crimes and sentenced him to death. The tribunal verdict ...

  • The Arab World – an Arab perspective

    The Arab region is called the “Middle East” these days though it is an incorrect term. “Middle East” and “Levant”/”Near East” are colonial terms coined by the Europeans. The British coined the ter...

  • Cancer of Sectarianism is Devouring Pakistan

    The English lexicon defines cancer as a malignant growth or tumor. True to this definition, the tumor of sectarianism has been diagnosed as malignant all over the world. However, in Pakistan it has apparently been growing unchecked in the body ...

  • Is Free Speech a Licence to Promote Islamophobia and Protect the Zionist Narrative?

    By Yamin Zakaria yamin@radicalviews.org In defence of Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses, the Danish Cartoons and the recent YouTube movie, the liberals argued that Muslims should not get too upset over the offensive contents, because t...

  • Pakistan could be descending into another chaos

    Two events of international and national importance, respectively, have received a lot of traction, recently, in the Pakistani context. The first is the ‘strategic dialogue’ held in Washington on March 24-25 that saw a galaxy of...

  • Manufacturing ‘Muslim’ Extremists

    By Yamin Zakaria yamin@radicalviews.org In Britain Muslim 'extremists' are identified by their reaction to the belligerent actions of the British government towards the Muslim countries. In contrast, the silent majority are label...

  • Islamophobia and Religious Intolerance in America

    Islamophobia is fallout from the cataclysm that hit America on 9/11.  While it may have seemed an emotional off-shoot of the tragedy, which many hoped would disappear or mitigate in intensity with the passage of time, it appears to have st...

  • ICC's verdict on Moulana Abul Kalam Azad

    By Dr. Firoz Mahboob Kamal The judgement given by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of Dhaka exposes the utter incompetence and bias of the judges. At least judges must possess some intellectual competence to distinguish discernible l...

  • Is Genuine Détente Possible Between India and Pakistan?

    + Pic Mr. Jaswant Singh is, indeed, a very brave man. But unlike braves in other lands being hailed and lionized for their courage and perseverance, Mr. Jaswant Singh has been meted out, in India, a treatment that he shouldn't have ...

  • What about American Terrorism?

    By Yamin Zakaria yamin@radicalviews.org London: "Either way, my personal feeling is 85% that he is an innocent man - of this crime anyway - having sat through the whole of the trial in Holland." - Reverend John Mosey, father of...

  • Israel Steals Body Parts: Palestinians

    By Khalid Amayreh Occupied Palestine: "I don't know for sure why they are refusing to hand him over to us to bury him," Fawzi told IOL about the body of his slain son. RAMALLAH - The controversy triggered by a Swedish newspaper ...

  • War on Terror or Neo French Imperialism?

    One constant in the so-called 'war on terror' since its launch more than a decade ago has been the search for new targets. To those prosecuting this war it's immaterial if these targets only happen to be in one Muslim state after an...

  • Jamal Kanj: Obama and the Jewish Lobby

    The Israeli lobby is flexing its muscle against Barack Obama's potential nominee to be the next Secretary of Defence. Hagel was a Republican Senator representing Nebraska from 1996 until his retirement in 2008. The frontrunner Chuck Hagel i...

  • The myth of the murderous Muslim - ii

    By Haroon Moghul (Continued from the previous issue) A most post-modern warfare And thus we are left with an implausible and absurd suggestion that jihad killed 270 million people. But even with all this, still three more points nee...