THE Zionist project represented by Israel is a fundamental threat to the entire Middle East. Despite the attempts by Arab dictators to demonise Palestinians and downplay the threat from Israel, many remain unconvinced.
In 2013, Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal told former Israeli prison guard Jeffrey Goldberg in an interview that “the threat is from . . . → Read More: Middle East minus Israel equals peace
One police official saw his promising career flatline and was dogged by minor misconduct charges until he took early retirement this year.
Another endured a long suspension before being fired last month, but not before a sex video surfaced that purported to show him with a mistress. (Apart from the receding hairline and healthy mustache, . . . → Read More: PM Modi becomes untouchable, Indian police demoralized
(By Asad Rahim Khan) George Orwell’s Animal Farm is a simple story: the animals rise up against their human masters, take over the farm, and cry liberation. But some beasts are bolder than others: slowly but surely, a new tyranny emerges under the pigs.
And in Animal Farm — a satire of the Soviet nightmare . . . → Read More: Why Mr Husain Haqqani is losing credibility
(By Raymond William Baker) The United States is at war with a very different, mythic Islam of its own making that has nothing at all to do with this Islam of the Qur’an. To make sense of that conjured threat, scholarly studies of Islam or Islamic movements are of no help at all. Even the . . . → Read More: Which Islam is USA fighting?
In its first official and detailed report on the high-profile interrogation of Asif Ali Zardari’s right hand man Dr Asim Hussain since his arrest on August 26, the Sindh Rangers have come up with astonishing figures of corruption with hundreds of billions pocketed by Dr Asim and his bosses.
The 12-page report, officially sent to . . . → Read More: Massive kickback received by Dr Asim
Pakistan is inflicted with large numbers of diseases and some of the reasons for these afflictions are leadership crisis, feudalism, weak governance, financial mismanagement, rampant corruption and crime, weak judicial system, lack of accountability, non-adherence to rule of law, political polarization, tense civil-military relations, provincialism, lack of nationalism and above all India’s meddlesome role which . . . → Read More: Countering Pakistan’s internal issues
Despite providing Pakistan with a range of natural resources for over sixty years, Sindh’s people are still living their lives in poverty. When are they going to receive their share of the reward? asks Shaikh Abdul Rasheed.
Sindh is the largest gas producing province of Pakistan, which contributes more than 70 percent gas of total . . . → Read More: What makes rich Sindh poor
Nearly eight years after the incident still remains a mystery, with trial proceedings that resemble magical realism. Except that it concerns a twice-elected prime minister. Even Benazir’s own party, the PPP, could not prosecute all the accused. It had to ask for an unprecedented UN commission to probe into her assassination. The findings of the . . . → Read More: Who was Benazir Bhutto?
The United Nations has been criticised for handing Saudi Arabia a key human rights role – despite the country having “arguably the worst record in the world” on freedoms for women, minorities and dissidents.
Critics, including the wife of imprisoned pro-democracy blogger Raif Badawi – sentenced to 1,000 lashes for blogging about free speech . . . → Read More: Is Saudi Arabia fit to lead UN Human Rights panel