International

  • Israel stripped nearly 250,000 Palestinians of residency

    Jerusalem: Israel revoked the residency of nearly 250,000 Palestinians between 1967 and 1994, according to Israeli military figures obtained by a human rights group and shown to AFP on 12 June. A letter sent to Israeli NGO HaMoked shows Israel ...

  • Toddler on no-fly list hauled off plane in US

    The 18-month-old daughter of a US couple of Middle Eastern descent was ordered off a JetBlue flight in Florida as her shocked parents were told that she figured on a government no-fly list! The parents and their infant, identified only as Riyan...

  • Muslim Brotherhood's Mursi declared Egypt president

    + Pic The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Mursi has been declared the winner of Egypt's presidential election run- off. He won 51.73% of the vote, beating former PM Ahmed Shafiq, the Higher Presidential Election Commission said. ...

  • Freedom for the Syrians - is it inevitable?

    By Yamin Zakaria yamin@radicalviews.org London: Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Libya fell; however, Syria and Bahrain seem to be defying that trend, where signs of regime change look remote; both nations are governed by the minority sect. Bahr...

  • Pakistan and U.S. are warring in nerves

    A lethal US drone attack against an allegedly ‘terrorist’ target in North Waziristan region of Pakistan’s tribal north, on 4 June left 15 people dead. The Americans claimed that all the dead were ‘terrorists.’ The ...

  • Time to recognise the great injustice done to the Palestinians

    By M. Azhar Ali Khan When I was a child my aunt wrote an Urdu verse in my autograph that, roughly translated,  said: “Everything is happening in this age of progress, what a horror, then, that Man does not become a Human Being.&r...

  • Obama Playing Politics with Afghanistan

    There was a time, early on in his presidency, when President Obama described the war in Afghanistan as ‘ a war of necessity.’ His allusion to need, then, had a connotation of something handed down to him as a legacy from his predece...

  • Was it Khalid Sheikh or Bin Laden behind 9/11

    + Pix By Yamin Zakaria yamin@radicalviews.org   London: Was it Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or Osama Bin Laden behind the 9/11 attacks? The US-led coalition went to war, and in the process killed almost a million people, in ...

  • Israel slowly losing support

    By Mohammed Azhar Ali Khan Ottowa, Ont.: Israel's ongoing oppression of helpless Palestinians is eroding support for Israel among American Jews and the Israeli government is now courting Christian Zionists for support. This was stated b...

  • No US visa to Modi despite appearing on Time cover

    The US administration has made it clear that there will be no change in its visa policy towards Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The Gujarat government might have expected some leniency on the part of the US administration in its visa poli...

  • Occupation demolishes Arab village for the 37th time

    + Pic Israeli occupation forces demolished the Arab village of Al-Araqeeb for the 37th time in the early hours of 23 April this year. The village is located in the Naqab desert in south Palestine which was occupied by the Jewish armed g...

  • Wife Beating, Secular Feminism and Sharia

    By Yamin Zakaria yamin@radicalviews.org London: The recent case [1] of a battered British woman made headlines; her lover broke her jaw and nose, then her eyes were gouged out - it sounds like a horror flick. Only the bare facts got repor...

  • Burmese Muslim Refugees on the verge of starvation on Delhi streets

    New Delhi: Over a thousand Muslim asylum-seekers from Arakan province of Myanmar are camping since mid-April on footpaths near the office of the United Nation’s High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in New Delhi. They are on the verge of starvatio...

  • The Mahatma Picks Up the Gun and Shoots the Dove

    By Kaleem Kawaja When the fresh face eloquent Barrack Obama burst on the US political scene with a promise to change America with totally new humanitarian thinking and policies in 2008, not only America hailed him, the world at large told h...

  • Worsening Trends in Global Arms Transfers

    By Chandra Muzaffar   The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has in its 2011 Report highlighted trends in global arms transfers which any sane human being would describe as "worsening." SIPRI shows t...

  • 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...