Saudi Arabia missing Yemen war objectives

As the war in Yemen escalates after a short humanitarian truce, the stakes are getting higher for Saudi Arabia’s princes, the region and Washington. The United Nations-hosted talks in Geneva next week are unlikely to get much traction.

The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) and its Arab allies resumed their bombing campaign this week after . . . → Read More: Saudi Arabia missing Yemen war objectives

Terrorism becomes India’s state policy

By Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi

True colors of extreme-right BJP government are now showing from the actions and statements of PM Modi’s government and cabinet members. The statement by Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar that terrorism will be used to counter any terrorist attack is troubling especially since India is a . . . → Read More: Terrorism becomes India’s state policy

Pentagon’s predictions on ISIS

A declassified secret US government document obtained by the conservative public interest law firm, Judicial Watch, shows that Western governments deliberately allied with al-Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups to topple Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad.

The document reveals that in coordination with the Gulf states and Turkey, the West . . . → Read More: Pentagon’s predictions on ISIS

Axact CEO appears before SHC

Axact Chief Executive Officer Shoaib Sheikh appeared on Monday before Sindh High Court (SHC) for allegedly selling fake academic degrees internationally,Express News reported.

The company, that has pledged to build a media empire, faced tough criticism after The New York Times said it was earning tens of millions of dollars by selling fake degrees.

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Is end of Palmyra here?

The Syrian Army soldier had long served in Palmyra, but he was on leave when he heard that Islamic State militants had attacked a village northeast of the desert city, killing dozens of his comrades. He sent frantic text messages, trying to reach them. No one answered.

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US colleges rape incidence statistics

American college campuses, where cases of rape and sexual assault are often mishandled by school administrators, have been the subject of intensified focus in recent years.

During their first year of college, 18.6% of women experienced rape or a rape attempt, research published in the June issue of Journal of Adolescent Health said. 483 . . . → Read More: US colleges rape incidence statistics

USA takes the lead in helping Rohingya

The United States is willing to take in Rohingya refugees as part of international efforts to cope with Southeast Asia’s stranded boat people, the State Department said Wednesday.

Spokeswoman Marie Harf said early Thursday Thailand time that the US is prepared to take a leading role in any multicountry effort, organized by the United . . . → Read More: USA takes the lead in helping Rohingya

Zardari defying political logic

By Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi

Today [20th May 2015] Hamid Mir of Capital Talk interviewed former President Mr. Asif Ali Zardari. Here is link to the program:

http://getpakistan.tv/2015/05/may-20-capital-talk-asif-ali-zardari-exclusive-interview/

In the interview President Zardari stated that during his tenure there were no political prisoners. I don’t know what he means by . . . → Read More: Zardari defying political logic

Extremists shake up Bangladesh

By S. Binodkumar Singh

On May 12, 2015, Ananta Bijoy Das (32), a progressive writer, blogger, editor of science fiction magazine Jukti, and an organizer of Gonojagoron Mancha (People’s Resurgence Platform), was hacked to death, using machetes, by four assailants at Subidbazar Bankolapara residential area of Sylhet city, for writing against religious fundamentalism. . . . → Read More: Extremists shake up Bangladesh

FIA launches probe into alleged fake degrees scam

A day after the publication of a New York Times report against a Pakistani software company, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) launched on Tuesday a probe into the alleged fake degrees scam, ‘raided’ its offices in Islamabad and Karachi and asked its top management to appear before investigators on Wednesday.

On Monday, the newspaper in . . . → Read More: FIA launches probe into alleged fake degrees scam