Day: June 28, 2011

Indonesia’s Next Challenge

Jakarta is winning the war on terror, but not the war against radicalism. Indonesia notched another victory in its war on Islamic terror this month when a court sentenced Abu Bakar Bashir for 15 years. Mr. Bashir, the spiritual leader of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), the al Qaeda affiliate behind the […]

Israeli innovators build new ‘Silicon Valley’

JERUSALEM — With a concentration of start-ups just behind that of Silicon Valley and an impressive pool of engineers, Israel is becoming the new standard for high-tech, with a unique business model. Internet-related activities contributed 9 billion euros (12.6 billion dollars) to the Israeli economy in 2009, representing 6.5 percent […]

Harvest of blood

The graphic images of 19-year-old Sarfaraz Shah hauled up for allegedly attempting to rob people with a gun and mask, begging the Sindh Rangers to spare his life and eventually losing his life have shocked the nation. During the last three decades, our law enforcement agencies seem to have concluded, […]

Magnetic Field Sensed by Gene, Study Show

A researcher studying how monarch butterflies navigate has picked up a strong hint that people may be able to sense the earth’s magnetic field and use it for orienting themselves. Many animals rely on the magnetic field for navigation, and researchers have often wondered if people, too, might be able […]