Al-Qaeda’s new plot uncovered by FBI

Putting the nation on alert against what it has described as a “highly credible terrorist threat,” the FBI announced today that it has uncovered a plot by members of al-Qaeda to sit back and enjoy themselves while the United States collapses of its own accord.

Multiple intelligence agencies confirmed that the militant Islamist organization and . . . → Read More: Al-Qaeda’s new plot uncovered by FBI

Can you challenge my freedom to offend?

The defense of free speech often hides a multitude of sins. Since Brandeis University withdrew an honor it had intended to bestow on the author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, many have flocked to her defense in the name of free expression — no matter how offensive. But implicitly they are suggesting that Islam and Muslims are . . . → Read More: Can you challenge my freedom to offend?

brick instead of paper…Dubai traders shocked

Traders in Dubai have received containers full of bricks and stones from China instead of their originally ordered goods, Gulf News can confirm.

Dozens of containers have landed in Jebel Ali port containing bricks instead of the materials ordered such as paper and foodstuff destined for at least two traders who said that they were shocked . . . → Read More: brick instead of paper…Dubai traders shocked

Uruguay President interviewed by a weed smoking reporter

Vice has come up with a new gonzo stunt to attract some eyeballs.

This time a Vice correspondent managed to casually smoke a joint as he interviewed the president of Uruguay.

The scene, which would probably be impossible to replicate with the president of any other country, is part of a trailer for Vice’s upcoming . . . → Read More: Uruguay President interviewed by a weed smoking reporter

Stirring the pot

By Kamran Shafi

The sight that always hits me hardest after a murderous bombing attack by terrorists such as the one in the vegetable and fruit market in Islamabad on April 9, is the old and tattered plastic chappals strewn about among the blood and gore, showing like nothing else that most of those killed and . . . → Read More: Stirring the pot

The East India Company is back

I went to the East India Company (EIC) last year… barely able to contain my mirth on the way to its flagship emporium at No. 7 Conduit Street in London. And when an extremely pleasant ‘white’ man served me tea to sample there as I browsed, I nearly fell out of my skin. You will . . . → Read More: The East India Company is back

CNN’s mystery flight has yet to land

CNN took off with the Malaysian airliner’s disappearance, and still hasn’t landed. It has been flying high in the ratings for its unrelenting coverage of the mystery of “Malaysia Airlines Flight 370″.

Even when it became known that the plane wasn’t lost, hijacked, let alone snatched by extra terrestrial powers - but that unfortunately, it had crashed into the sea – . . . → Read More: CNN’s mystery flight has yet to land

Barbary lions may soon be resurrected

An extinct species of lions of North Africa may soon be resurrected as scientists have found the animals’ close genetic links in Indian lions.

DNA tests have revealed that Indian lions are closely related to Barbary lions, according to a new research published in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology.

. . . → Read More: Barbary lions may soon be resurrected

US$ 400,000 for a camel statue???

The State Department plans to spend $400,000 in taxpayer dollars to purchase a camel statue for the new American embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan.

The sculpture by artist John Baldessari depicts a fiberglass camel staring into the eye of an oversized needle in play on a passage from the New Testament about the difficulty the wealthy have in entering heaven, BuzzFeed . . . → Read More: US$ 400,000 for a camel statue???

Extraterrestrial life detected!!!

This is How the Habitable Exoplanets Catalog Might Look in Twenty Years The following graphic and caption depicts . . . → Read More: Extraterrestrial life detected!!!