Since 1997 Nawaz Sharif has unflinchingly espoused the cause of peace with India. But vested interests and domestic political compulsions in both countries have never allowed his initiatives to come to fruition.
In 1997, Mr Sharif designed the composite dialogue with India’s Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral but the latter couldn’t sell Kashmir’s inclusion in . . . → Read More: Why Sharif’s peace strategy has flaws
The Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is drawing criticism over the bigoted comments he has been making recently about Muslims. It is well deserved, and is not a matter of “P.C. culture,” as Mr. Carson has claimed. Nor does Mr. Carson represent some minor fringe element in the Republican Party.
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In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base.
“At night we can hear them screaming, . . . → Read More: Ignore the screams – The open child sexual abuse in Afghanistan
Saudi Arabia has hosted around 2.5 million Syrians since the beginning of the crisis in that country in 2011, the Foreign Ministry has said.
In a statement issued to SPA, the ministry said the Syrians have been leading a decent and normal life in the Kingdom like other expatriates. “The Kingdom does not deal with . . . → Read More: Over 2.5 million refugees in KSA
India recently witnessed a strange spectacle of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet colleagues subjecting themselves to an intense scrutiny by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS, the Hindu nationalist organization, regarding their ‘performance’ in office.
Modi himself used to be an activist of the RSS. But an elaborate charade was kept so far . . . → Read More: How Modi is making India cry
At long last, it seems the state is prepared to confront the evil that is sectarianism, one that has spawned religious violence in various forms over three decades in this country and laid waste to tens of thousands of lives.
The government’s newfound resolve emerged during Monday’s news conference addressed by Interior Minister Nisar Ali . . . → Read More: Resisting the sectarian threat
German and European Union leaders have called for European countries to share the burden of absorbing the hundreds of thousands of migrants who have poured into the continent this summer. One plan, which was proposed in May, would have established quotas based on each country’s size and resources. The quotas were rejected . . . → Read More: Unequal distribution of refugees in Europe
Crowds of up to 500,000 have rallied in Gujarat, Prime Minister Modi’s home state, to press for affirmative action. Riots left nine dead and led to curfews and the deployment of paramilitary troops.
For the past week the western Indian state of Gujurat has seen a prominent community known as the Patels holding mass rallies . . . → Read More: Why India needs to address its caste system problem
Farmers hold large sit-in in front of Punjab Assembly, demand govt announce subsidy for sector and fix prices of crops compatible with expenses YDA says won’t allow privatization of govt hospitals . . . → Read More: Farmers and Doctors against Punjab Government