International

  • 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 ...

  • Israel left with no friends apart from America (& Micronesia, Palau et al)

    By M K Bhadrakumar   Israel has been steadily losing its strategic dominance in the Middle East ever since the Hezbollah defied it in the Lebanon War in 2006, but its global dominance as spin masters remained unchallenged. The high...

  • Political Islam will have to deal with clashing interests

    By Tariq Ramadan Over the last few weeks the new Libyan leader, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, chairman of the National Transitional Council (NTC), has been repeating, "Sharia will be the main reference and will be implemented in Libya."...

  • The End of Qaddafi

    Muammar Qaddafi ruled over Libya for 42 years as an absolute autocrat. He was indifferent and inimical to his people’s yearning for fundamental freedoms. He trampled over them with an arrogance that comes with absolute power. In the end, ...

  • Palestinians determined to call Obama’s bluff

    When the future historians settle down to tracing the causes of the decline and fall of Obama, his duplicity and hypocrisy, vis-à-vis the Palestinians, would figure prominently in their analyses and conclusions. How would one describ...

  • Obama: Squeezing the Palestinians for Israel

    Anyone curious to know to what extent President Obama would go to be the hatchet man for Israel-and its legions of friends in his administration, the Congress and, not least, among the neo-cons that have taken over his White House for good-shou...

  • Hidden agenda of Gallup Poll and PEW

    By Abdus Sattar Ghazali   Opinion polls and surveys are sophisticated propaganda tools while the modus operandi for influencing any opinion and survey is now well established. From its inception a century ago, and in its current cons...