Spreading thy tentacles

Saudi Arabia’s benevolence seems to have offended more than it has appeased the average Pakistani. Can $1.5 million really make it to the world records as the most expensive gift? Perhaps that is another world record the Punjabi Chief Minister must contemplate over submitting. Are we sugarcoating aid now? Perhaps yes we are. But Pakistan . . . → Read More: Spreading thy tentacles

Pakistan Senate panel asked to remove YouTube ban

Senate committee says access to information people’s basic right

ISLAMABAD – The head of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Monday strongly defended before a Senate panel for lifting ban on YouTube before the parliamentary committee decided to move a resolution in the House as well as recommend the government for unblocking the popular content sharing site.

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Saudi hand in Pakistan’s terrorism problem

A prominent Pakistani cleric says Saudi Arabia is behind increasing terrorist attacks in the South Asian country, Press TV reports.

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Karachi cheapest city in 2013

25 Of The World’s Cheapest Places To Live.

10. Tehran, Iran

Originally called Ray, this city is Iran’s 32nd national capital and has been that way for 220 years. Home to the sixth tallest tower in the world, the Milad tower, it is among the largest cities in Western Asia. The average price for a 1 . . . → Read More: Karachi cheapest city in 2013

Women in Saudi Arabia still suppressed

By Stella Dawson

WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Saudi Arabia tops the list of countries for laws that limit women’s economic potential, while South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa have made the least progress over the last 50 years in improving women’s economic opportunities, a report issued on Tuesday says.

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Jailed for selling fake bomb detectors: UK

A British judge on Thursday sentenced a businessman who sold fake bomb detectors to 10 years in jail, saying the millionaire had shown a cavalier disregard for potentially fatal consequences.

James McCormick made an estimated $77.8 million from the sales of his non-working detectors — which were based on a novelty golf ball . . . → Read More: Jailed for selling fake bomb detectors: UK

International students provide revenue, diverse skills and cultural exchange

By  Humayon Dar

Overseas students, also known as international students, contribute immensely to many western economies, which have an open access policy to their higher education. It is estimated that overseas students bring about £5 billion annually to the UK in terms of tuition fees and living expenses.

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Women no longer need male guardian’s approval to contest or vote in election: Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia – Women in Saudi Arabia will not need a male guardian’s approval to run or vote in municipal elections in 2015, when women will also run for office for the first time, a Saudi official said on Wednesday.

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Breaking Apart an Ally?

If Pakistan is an Ally, Why Are We Trying to Break Up Their Country?

After ten years of fighting unwinnable wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, many Americans recognize that the wars in the Middle East are really about oil and natural gas, rather than terrorism. Bush’s decision to invade Afghanistan (instead of Saudi Arabia – . . . → Read More: Breaking Apart an Ally?

Indonesia group raps Saudi beheading of a Woman

The chairman of Indonesia’s largest Muslim organization has censured Saudi Arabia for the execution of an Indonesian maid over killing her employer.

Head of Nahdlatul Ulema Said Aqil Siradj condemned Saudi Arabia for beheading Ruyati binti Sapubi, saying that the Saudis are still living in the era of ignorance, IRNA reported Wednesday.

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