International

  • Soldiers or Assassins? The Ugly Face of Neo-Imperialism

    It was cold-blooded to a fault. The assassination of 16 innocent Afghans in the middle of the night on March 11, in the village of Panjwai, outside a well-fortified US military base in Afghanistan was carried out with methodical precision by a ...

  • Changes in the Middle East to force Israel to seek peace

    By M. Azhar Ali Khan Ottawa: Visiting American Jewish scholar Dr. Norman Finkelstein brought a surprise message to Canadians on his recent tour – that there is now a real possibility of a just peace in the Middle East. This differs fr...

  • Is Obama bluffing on Iran or calling the Israeli bluff?

    How pitifully vulnerable a US President can be-especially one in an election year as this one-vis-à-vis Israel and its powerful supporters in US is well manifested in President Obama’s desperate bid to stay on the right side of the...

  • US, India should rethink Israel

    By Arshi Khan It is a very painful and tragic moment in the world today where an extremely aggressive and expansionist country like Israel is trying to dictate its terms to the US Government which is the product of the mandate of the Ame...

  • US is Testing Pakistani Nerves in Balochistan

    The US policy in relation to Pakistan-from the moment Pakistan succumbed to Washington’s blatant arm twisting under its erstwhile cavalier military dictator, General Pervez Musharraf, on the heels of George W. Bush’s so-called &lsqu...

  • Israel, Iran, true lies and conspiracies

    By Shobhan Saxena In Oliver Stone’s JFK, Kevin Costner, playing an attorney who wants to dig out the truth behind President Kennedy’s assassination, meets X, a former CIA operative, to know who really pulled the trigger on JFK.&...

  • Wheels of Justice Catching up with Rogue Politicians in Pakistan

    Justice delayed, as they say according to an old adage, is justice denied. In Pakistan, which claims to be an Islamic Republic and where the Qur'an is supposed to be the font of all jurisprudence and law-making, justice has been both delaye...

  • The US monopolises the right to trample on others’ rights

    Only the US is roguish enough to potentially cross any lines - red or otherwise. Should Iran behave the way the US political administration conducts itself, the US would have called it illegal, illegitimate, and immoral acts and programmes that...

  • 'Majority of Gitmo prisoners innocent'

    Wednesday, 11 January 2012, was probably just another day for the inmates of Guantanamo Bay. They may not even know that people around the world are campaigning for them. But as far afield as London, demonstrations are held to demand the releas...

  • Pakistan's Woes Have American Overtones

    Ask a Pakistani to describe the country’s mounting raft of problems in one sentence, and his answer would be: it’s all about a letter. The letter in reference is the one the present government in power in Islamabad is required, ...

  • Will The US Accept The Islamists?

    Hosni Mubarak and other Arab leaders relied for decades on a straightforward mantra: “It’s me or the Islamists.” American presidents and other Western leaders shuddered at the word “Islamists” and embraced their Am...

  • Racism, Capitalism, And Zionism Are The Worst Cancers

    By Dr. Sawraj Singh   Hugo Chavez, aged 57, has hinted that America can somehow be responsible for the cancers affecting the leftist leaders in Latin America. He had colon cancer and now claims that he is free of cancer, after being ...

  • Obama’s Iran Dilemma

    The recent Iranian military exercises in the sea close to the strategic Straits of Hormuz, which is the conduit for the sea-borne transportation of 60 % of crude oil for the world, has served a loud and categorical warning to the US military br...

  • Discrimination Against Arabs in Israel

    By Syed Mohammad Raghib Centre for West  Asian Studies, JNU   The conflict between Arabs and Israel is very much visible inside as well as outside world despite many claims by Israelies that they are giving maximum right to ...

  • Memo-Gate Exposes Pakistan’s Fault Lines

    They are calling it ‘Memo-gate’ in Pakistan and the whole nation seems to be living up to the excitement that a scandal to parallel the epic proportions of the historic Water-gate scandal of US-back in 1974-could stir. Pakistan,...

  • We Are The Terrorists

    By Dr. Dahlia Wasfi    + Pic We have an obligation to every last victim of this illegal aggression because all of this carnage has been done in our name. Since World War II, 90% of the casualties of war are unarmed civ...

  • Neo-Imperialism’s ugly designs against Pakistan and Iran

    The official Iranian news agency (IRNA) reported on December 4 that Iran’s air defences had shot down an un-manned U.S. drone that had intruded into the Iranian territory from the east. The exact provenance of the spy aircraft wasn’...

  • Pak hero of Jeddah floods awarded top Saudi medal

    + Pic   Jeddah: Farman Ali Khan, a Pakistani martial arts champion who drowned while saving people during the Jeddah floods of November 2009, will be posthumously awarded the King Abdul Aziz Medal of the First Order in appreciation...

  • Turkey and the Arab League have symmetry on Syria

    Saying that Bashar al Assad, Syria’s beleaguered leader, has painted himself into a very tight corner would be an under-statement. Nothing could, perhaps, put a sharper focus on Syria’s Bashar al-Assad’s ongoing predicamen...

  • Tunisia Blazes a Trail for Modern Arab Democracy

    + Pic Symbols count a great deal in international relations. If anything, they carry psychological weight that’s hard to ignore. And the weight feels all the more impressive when the party scoring a symbolic victory happens to be ...