Month: June 2011

Indonesia bans workers to Saudi Arabia

Indonesia, which has come under fire from abroad for its use of the death sentence, has decided is to bar its citizens from Saudi Arabia to work after an Indonesian maid was beheaded for murdering her Saudi employer. There are about 1.2 million Indonesian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia, most […]

Pakistan in the grip of Jihadis

While promoting terrorism abroad has been the trademark of Pakistan’s military establishment, new skeletons are tumbling out of the ISI’s cupboard. The “tell-all” book, Inside Al Qaeda and Taliban: Beyond bin Laden and 9/11, written by journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, widely believed even within Pakistan to have been bumped off by […]

After brigadier, army detains four majors

ISLAMABAD: The army on Wednesday confirmed the detention of four more officers for their alleged links with banned Hizb ut-Tharir in a development that indicates a new push by the military to purge the institution of elements who may have sympathies for militant groups. The arrest of four unnamed majors […]

Blasphemy sentence

IN a case that appears to be the first of its kind, a man has been sentenced to death for committing blasphemy via cellphone text messaging. On Tuesday, an additional district and sessions judge in Talagang handed down the sentence and imposed a fine on a man in a blasphemy […]

Parallel world hidden inside Earth

It seems that scientists find more and more evidence to prove the existence of parallel worlds. Physicists at Stanford University managed to calculate the hypothetical number of universes that were formed as a result of the Big Bang. According to them, the Big Bang created 101016 universes. It is quite possible, though, […]

Italy urges suspension of Libya hostilities

By ASSOCIATED PRESS ROME: The Italian foreign minister is calling for the “immediate suspension” of hostilities in Libya to allow for the creation of humanitarian corridors. Franco Frattini said Wednesday that “the humanitarian end of military operations is essential to allow for immediate aid,” including areas around the opposition’s western […]

Qatar diplomat named next UN assembly president

By REUTERS UNITED NATIONS: The UN General Assembly on Wednesday elected as its next president veteran Qatari diplomat Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, who UN diplomats say is unlikely to cause trouble for Western powers. Nasser, who has been Qatar’s ambassador to the United Nations since 1998, will replace Joseph Deiss of Switzerland. […]

Jews, Muslims Fight Circumcision Ban

Opponents go to court after Herrera declines to get involved, citing conflict as mayoral candidate Muslims and Jews came together Wednesday on the steps of San Francisco’s City Hall to defend the right to circumcise their male children. Representatives of two of the world’s great monotheistic religions are named as […]