Gaza Strip — It is the saltwater coming out of the hotel tap that reminds you where you are, as you wake up in Gaza. And then you imagine your room besieged by honeybees. It is the constant whine of the drones that parade up and down Gaza, selecting targets.
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The Dutch head of a team sent to identify the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 praised the Ukrainian recovery workers who collected hundreds of bodies from a giant swathe of land in a war zone for doing a “hell of a job”.
Peter van Vliet, leader of a 3-man team of Dutch body identification . . . → Read More: Dutch expert says Ukraine did an amazing job of body recovery from crash site
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, (PTI) firebrand leader Javaid Hashmi says handing over Islamabad to army ahead of PTI’s ‘million march’ betrays how scared the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government is of its unceremonious end down the line, Samaa reported.
“Deploying army in the federal capital is a shameful undemocratic move on the part . . . → Read More: Government’s move to put army against the people
Brain disorders including mental, neurological and substance-use conditions amount to 13 per cent of the global burden of disease, surpassing both cardiovascular disease and cancer. Many of these disorders are preventable and treatable if we act without delay.
Shifa’s consultant and head of neurology department Dr. Maimoona Siddiqui stated this while . . . → Read More: Brain disorders amount to 13% of global disease burden
A Saudi mufti with the Islamic State (IS or Daesh) has been killed in Iraq by the country’s armed forces, says an Iraqi news site, quoting an Iraqi military commander.
“Daesh mufti Abu Osama Al-Qahtani was killed inside a building in Baiji, Tikrit, along with four of his assistants in an air raid that targeted . . . → Read More: Saudi Mufti in Iraq killed in air attack
When Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down near the Eastern Ukrainian town of Luhansk, it was roughly 300 miles off its normal course, a route that would have taken it through much safer airspace over the southwestern part of the country. Many theories for this diversion have come to light in the time . . . → Read More: Malaysian MH17 was on an approved route
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
It is only fitting that a book as replete with storytelling as Jamil Ahmad’s debut should have a stuff-of-fiction tale behind its own publication.
In the early 70s, Ahmad, a civil servant in those parts of Pakistan now frequently in the news with the adjective “lawless” appended to them, wrote a collection of loosely . . . → Read More: Jamil Ahmad’s Wandering Falcon