How UN is failing to protect lives in Syria

The United Nations Security Council finally adopted a resolution authorizing UN agencies and their implementing partners to deliver aid across the Syrian border without requiring the government’s consent. The government had completely ignored a February resolution calling for it to let aid reach all parts of Syria, including areas controlled by armed groups.

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Thousand forced to flee after Israel issues warning

Thousands of Palestinians are fleeing northern parts of Gaza after Israel warned it was targeting the area in its campaign to stop the continuing rocket attacks from Gaza militants.

The UN says 17,000 people have sought refuge in its facilities.

On Sunday, Israeli forces raided a suspected rocket launch site in Gaza in their first . . . → Read More: Thousand forced to flee after Israel issues warning

America’s double standards for justice and terrorism

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

Operation Zarb-e-Azb launched in North Waziristan

In a major development, Pakistan army on Sunday formally announced to have launched a full scale operation ‘Zarb-e-Azb’ against ‘local and foreign terrorists’ in North Waziristan Agency ‘on the directions of the government’.

Director General, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a press release said: “On the directions of the Government, Armed forces of . . . → Read More: Operation Zarb-e-Azb launched in North Waziristan

Isareli Mossad agent killed, Natanyahu reacts foolishly

An Israeli source confirms a rumor that has circulated in Israeli media circles, that one of the Israelis murdered at the Jewish museum in Brussels worked for the Mossad.  Emanuel and Miriam Riva were both accountants.  He worked for an Israeli government agency called Nativ.  It works among Jews from the eastern bloc and encourages . . . → Read More: Isareli Mossad agent killed, Natanyahu reacts foolishly

US should worry about their own issues rather than pointing fingers at others

Gun violence is erupting in America’s schools and colleges at a rate of more than three incidents a month, with 13 school shootings recorded in the first six weeks of 2014 alone, a new study on the impact of gun violence since the Newtown tragedy shows.

The analysis by groups campaigning for tighter gun controls in the US . . . → Read More: US should worry about their own issues rather than pointing fingers at others

Chinese national kidnapped

FOR some time now, militants in Pakistan have been in the business of kidnapping ordinary people to raise funds from the ransom paid or to keep the latter hostage in the hope of the state agreeing to certain other demands made by them. Foreigners have also been kidnapped, and the Chinese appear to be a . . . → Read More: Chinese national kidnapped

Tribesmen’s dreams for a better future in Islamabad smeared

Having moved to Islamabad from other parts of the country with dreams of a better life, the victims of Wednesday’s terror attack in a vegetable market had no idea theirs would be cut short so abruptly. . . . → Read More: Tribesmen’s dreams for a better future in Islamabad smeared

Militants against Militants

Several are being reported killed in infighting between two distraught Tehreek-i-Taliban factions between whom fighting intensified on Friday in Waziristan.

The clash started between the two militant factions a few days ago and the cause of infighting was said to be over interference in matters inside one another’s domains.

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The human rights treaties debacle

Amid the state’s efforts to curb another killing binge in our northwest, through talks with Taliban, the following might seem anachronistic and idiotic at best. Still, like most crucial things in our country that are swept under the carpet with a tag of not-for-now, the not-for-now at hand is Pakistan’s inhuman treatment of human rights treaties. What follows is . . . → Read More: The human rights treaties debacle