International

  • Jerusalem - Past and Present - iii

    + Pic (Continued from the previous issue) Ever since its occupation in 1967, Israel has tried through a number of measures to integrate Eastern Jerusalem into Israel, occupy private Arab lands and properties, expel Arab citizens of J...

  • Why is the relationship between Muslims and Jews troubled in the US?

    Since the awful terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 quite a few Muslim organizations, Islamic Centers and mosques in North America (US and Canada) have begun a host of interfaith activities with Christian and Jewish religious and social orga...

  • Qaddafi’s Bloodlust is Helping Western Neo-Imperialism

    Qaddafi has long been the maverick in the comity of nations and the international community had been mentally resigned to see him acting out what could only be described as a bizarre role of a leader suffering from acute myopia and, because of it,...

  • Jerusalem — Past and Present - Part ii

    (Continued from the previous issue) During the British occupation, Jerusalem was the political and administrative centre of their administration. As Jews gained strength, thanks to the British support despite repeated Arab protests and revo...

  • Islamophobia in Britain, a reality

    “For far too many people, Islamophobia is seen as a legitimate – even commendable – thing.... Islamophobia has now passed the dinner-table-test.” These are the words of Cabinet Minister and Chairman of the ruling Conserv...

  • Arab Double-Standard takes Inspiration from American Model

    Those naive enough to have been impressed by Obama’s rhetoric on Arab uprising, and believed that traditional American double-standard is a thing of the past, need to revisit their knowledge of a long history of US deceptions in the Arab world.

  • Jerusalem — Past and Present - i

    This is the first installment of the Nizam Endowment Lecture delivered by the author at the Visva Bharti University (Shantiniketan) on 15 February, 2011

  • Gaddafi’s murderous regime must be eradicated

    It is really lamentable that Arab states are still passively looking on while the Libyan tyrant Muammar Gaddafi is slaughtering his own people simply because they have dared demand an end to his 42-year autocracy. As many as six thousand Li...

  • Beyond Mandate: the UN Resolution on Libya

    The No-fly-zone resolution of the UN Security Council on March 18 is a most trying time for people who can see the total moral and political collapse of the UN as a world organisation expressing universalism. This resolution is slap on the face...

  • Beyond Mandate: The UNSC Resolution on No-Fly-Zone against Libya

    The No-fly-zone resolution of the UN Security Council on March 18 is a most trying time for people who can see the total moral and political collapse of the UN as a world organisation expressing universalism. This resolution is slap on the face of...

  • In Qaddafi the Worst of Arab Tyrants is Epitomized

    The Arab awakening that was begun by a non-descript Tunisian youth by immolating himself in a public square has, by now, within two months of his heroic sacrifice, set the Arab world ablaze, from Morocco to Oman. However, nowhere has it kindled...

  • The New Arab Reality has no room for icons

    The ignominious fall of Hosni Mubarak, the last pharaoh in Egypt’s long and eventful history, has all the element of foreboding for others like him in the Arab world.

  • The Future of the Arab World

    The developments in Tunisia and Egypt are indeed breathtaking. No one expected such explosive developments in these countries so all of a sudden. But those who keep an eye on the ground situation may not be surprised. There are scholars and ana...

  • Revolt of the Arab Masses Unnerves imperialists

    Egypt, by any stretch of definition is the biggest prize a people suppressed for so long, so brutally and so rampantly could aspire to attain. However, whereas the Tunisian despot, Ben Ali, didn’t drag his feet much once he could see the writing o...

  • Arab world on the threshold of change

    By Ekramur Rashid Doha (Qatar): There is a long history of popular movements in the Arab World. A popular movement arose to oppose the colonial domination as in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon during the late 1950s after Gamal Abdel Nass...

  • Chaos Under the Heavens? The Situation is Excellent!

    The world is transfixed by Egypt. From Aden to the cafes of Aleppo and from Algiers to the malls of Abu Dhabi, Arabs are seeing how popular movements can precipitate the fall of dictatorial regimes. Of course various potentates are also worried...

  • Asia to Gaza march will continue until Palestine is free: Mithiborwala

    I had a chance to interview the head of the Asia to Gaza convoy, Feroze Mithiborwala, who has been actively campaigning for Palestinian rights since the 1980′s. He, along with countless other activists, showed no restraint to resist oppression and...

  • No Respite in Crises for Pakistan

    Zardari saw in Taseer an ideal proxy of him to constantly harass the Sharif Brothers, Shehbaz, the Chief Minister, in particular. The open hostility between the Governor and the Chief Minister of Punjab made regular headlines in the Pakistani media

  • Revolt of the Arab Masses Unnerves Imperialists

    How does longevity in power affect the behaviour of rulers is a question that should best be asked in the context of Arab rulers. Almost all of those who have been ruling Arab countries, from one end of its spectrum to the other, for decades happe...

  • Will the departure of Holbrooke make an impact on Afghanistan?

    Richard Holbrooke’s sudden and unexpected demise in Washington, on December 13, following heart surgery, poses a host of questions to a number of countries in myriad ways.