West Bank, Gaza Strip and Jerusalem are under illegal military occupation of Israel for the last 47 years. When Hamas won elections in 2003, Israel refused to recognize the election results. The US and the West backed Israeli stance and jointly declared Hamas a terrorist outfit. Israel then created rift between Fatah Party led by . . . → Read More: Has Israel been given a license to commit genocide
By Tauseef Ahmad Parray
Undoubtedly Pakistan faces many challenges, but it will be stable and successful democratic nation only through fair elections and with smooth functioning of governments-in-power for full-term. On the one hand, on June 5, 2014 Nawaz Sharif (as PM of Pakistan) completed the first year of the second consecutive democratic regime . . . → Read More: Nothing can hold back Pakistan from becoming a stable and prosperous state
A little after a year in office, the government seems to have run out of ideas and will power—the latter being more disappointing and dangerous for a country that is struggling to stay afloat. An unfortunate policy paralysis has allowed our problems to grow in magnitude to serve as existential threats. Pakistanis, this time around . . . → Read More: Mr. Prime Minister, Are You Listening?
Ved Pratap Vaidik, in the vortex of a political storm over his meeting with LeT chief Hafiz Saeed, went to Pakistan on a supposed Track 2 dialogue, which was led by Congress leaders Manishankar Aiyar and former foreign minister Salman Khurshid. The delegation also included a number of senior journalists.
According to Khurshid, the delegation was in Islamabad for . . . → Read More: Modi gets in trouble over India – Pak Track 2 diplomacy
(By Andrea Peterson) A main selling point of the U.S. brand on the international stage has long been summed up with the screech of eagles and one word: “Freedom.” But in the wake of the revelations about U.S. surveillance programs from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden last year, the world is less convinced of the . . . → Read More: NSA has destroyed America’s freedom
A bewildered Sassi ran directionless in the desert. The sand burned through the skin of her feet, creating huge blisters that hurt with every step she took. But not even the heat of the desert could match the fire in her heart, which longed for her beloved. “Punnhun, Punnhun,” she yelled but only the roar . . . → Read More: Pakistan has a Hindu past… get over it
The jihadist insurgent group ISIS, or as it now prefers to be called, the Islamic State, appears well on the road to achieving its stated goal: the restoration of the caliphate. The concept, which refers to an Islamic state presided over by a leader with both political and religious authority, dates . . . → Read More: The unreal caliphate
It sounded like the beginning of a bad joke: a CIA agent and a U.S. Special Operations commando walked into a barbershop in Sana…
That’s the capital of Yemen in case you didn’t remember and not the sort of place where armed Americans usually wander out alone just to get a haircut. Here’s what we . . . → Read More: America’s double standards for justice and terrorism
After taking credit for successfully eradicating the circular debt problem, the government’s incompetency in having taken steps to chalk out and implement long-term solutions for lasting impact has become obvious. The amount now stands at Rs. 360 billion today even by humble estimates—with the addition of Rs. 1 billion per day it will not be . . . → Read More: A great folly