Will Sharif learn from his past mistakes

By Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi

Pakistan is in the grip of yet another internal political crisis. The right to rule by the PMLN has been challenged by a section of the opposition despite its much trumpeted electoral mandate. Two opposition parties — the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led by Imran . . . → Read More: Will Sharif learn from his past mistakes

Why are some against Gaza cease fire

Murmurs of dissatisfaction rose from the political Left and Right Tuesday night, after Israel agreed to a ceasefire with Hamas.

Meanwhile, Eshkol Regional Council head Haim Yellin indicated that he does not trust the truce will last, saying residents of his constituency who evacuated should not return to their homes.

“It . . . → Read More: Why are some against Gaza cease fire

Nawaz Sharif underestimated people power

As thousands of protesters blockaded Pakistan’s parliament last week, the spirits of the lawmakers inside were briefly lifted by a rare appearance from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

    But Sharif only listened in silence as legislator after legislator denounced the protesters seeking his government’s resignation. He then stood up, and left through . . . → Read More: Nawaz Sharif underestimated people power

PAT supporter block parliament

Thousands of Pakistani protesters tried to blockade parliament on Wednesday after an anti-government cleric told them not to allow anyone in or out, with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inside at the time, but the lawmakers left by a back entrance.

The protesters have taken to the streets of Islamabad for five days, led . . . → Read More: PAT supporter block parliament

PTI, PAT workers arrested by Punjab Police

As twin protests in Islamabad entered a fifth day on Tuesday, police said they had arrested some 150 supporters of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) overnight in Punjab in a crackdown ahead of widening demonstrations in the capital.

PTI chief Imran Khan and PAT leader Tahir ul Qadri . . . → Read More: PTI, PAT workers arrested by Punjab Police

Israel and Palestine seek truce for 24 hours

(by Allyn Fisher-Ilan) The chief Palestinian delegate to truce talks with Israel warned on Tuesday that Gaza violence could erupt anew unless progress is made toward a lasting deal ahead of a midnight deadline in Egyptian-brokered talks.

After a last-minute agreement was stuck to extend by 24 hours a deadline to reach a truce, Azzam al-Ahmad, . . . → Read More: Israel and Palestine seek truce for 24 hours

Inside Iraq and rise of ISIS

The United States is sending 130 more troops to Iraq amidst a bombing campaign against ISIS militants in the north and a political crisis gripping Baghdad. We are joined by veteran Middle East correspondent Patrick Cockburn, author of the new book, “The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising.” Cockburn addresses the power . . . → Read More: Inside Iraq and rise of ISIS

Moeed Pirzada believes IK’s Civil Disobedience can cause problems for the PML-N Govt

After Imran Khan Chairman PTI Announced Civil Disobedience to his Party Followers. People are talking about Civil Disobedience. Moeed Pirzada Explained Civil Disobedience announced by Imran Khan PTI. Watch and Share this Video of Civil Disobedience.

Are blacks safe in USA

When 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot by George Zimmerman on the evening of February 26, 2012, at the Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida, the story was not national news. Local news outlets heard of Martin’s death, had an inkling that something (the strange phone calls, the fact that Martin . . . → Read More: Are blacks safe in USA

Can UK continue selling arms to Israel?

The government faces being dragged into the high court over the sale of military hardware to Israel in an unprecedented legal move that puts the UK’s controversial export policy on a potential collision course with the EU.

Law firm Leigh Day, representing the Campaign Against Arms Trade(CAAT), has written to the business secretary, Vince Cable, claiming that the failure by the . . . → Read More: Can UK continue selling arms to Israel?