By Tom Engelhardt
In late December 2001,not long after Washington’s second Afghan War began,there was that wedding celebration in eastern Afghanistan in which 110 of 112 villagers were reportedly killed by American B-52 and B-1B bombers using precision guided weapons. Then there were the more than 40 Iraqi wedding celebrants (27 from one extended family, . . . →Read More:In the War-Zone
Urban violence has become a permanent affliction in Karachi. Anyone explaining the roots of this violence to you would say ‘it’s complicated’ – and that is indeed an accurate summary of the bloodshed that erupts across the city in random spurts. The plague of violence in Pakistan’s biggest city and commercial hub is multifaceted. From . . . →Read More:Karachi calling
Twin road side blasts in upper Kurram tribal region on Wednesday wounded five civilians,officials told Dawn.com.
Tribesmen travelling on foot were hit by the improvised explosive devices (IED) planted on the roadside in Kurram tribal agency,said an official,adding that three of the people were injured in Spina Shaga area while two were . . . →Read More:IED bombs injure 5 in Kurram Agency
By Prof. Lawrence Davidson
Back on 1 August 2012 I posted a piece entitled History on a Billboard. It reported on the placement,in the northern suburbs of New York City,of informational billboards with maps of Palestine showing the steady growth of Israeli confiscated territory and the corresponding shrinkage of territory available to the indigenous . . . →Read More:Rethinking the Savage vs. Civilized
PESHAWAR: Two people died while three people including two foreigners sustained injuries,when a powerful bomb ripped through the Abdara area on University Road in Peshawar,Express News reported Monday.
The blast occurred near the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
. . . →Read More:2 killed,3 injured from blast near UNHCR office in Peshawar
It was a singular,defining act of barbarism,beamed out live for the world to see. In March 2001, Taliban fighters and grandees clustered around the famed giant statues of the Buddha in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan province,laid explosives at their feet and blew them up. The extremists’ shadowy leader,Mullah Mohammed Omar,lauded the destruction of the two . . . →Read More:Islamist fundamentalists wrecking shrines in the city of Timbuktu
On June 19,Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s (K-P) information minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain shocked us all when,at the end of his keynote speech at a CRSS-Radio launch ceremony in Peshawar,he asked all those present to raise their hands and pray for the safety of all in the province. Never before did Hussain,who lost his son to . . . →Read More:The Good the Bad and the Ugly Taliban
A Pakistani surgeon recruited by the CIA to help find Osama bin Laden has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for treason,sparking a warning from US senators over American aid.
Shakeel Afridi,who was sacked as a government doctor two months ago,was found guilty on Wednesday under the tribal justice system of . . . →Read More:Pakistan asked to pardon Shakeel Afridi
Gilani must have resigned on moral grounds,true.
But why should an American journalist make him ‘look her in the eye’and state there is ‘enough’evidence to suggest that the al-Qaeda leader is in Pakistan?
. . . →Read More:Dear U.S,this Government is our Problem. Not yours