Day: September 28, 2011

BNP leader Abdul Salam killed in Khuzdar

KHUZDAR: Balochistan National Party (BNP) leader Abdul Salam was gunned down by unidentified people in Khuzdar, Express 24/7 reported on Wednesday. Two armed men riding a motorbike opened indiscriminate fire on Salam’s vehicle and injured him and his daughter. Both the victims were taken to the hospital, where Salam succumbed to […]

Trader on BBC: Be prepared. This crisis is engineered like the 1930s Great Depression for a select people to make money

Statement on BBC News channel interview with trader Alessio Rastani Date: 27.09.2011 The BBC have today issued the following statement regarding an interview with trader Alessio Rastani on the BBC News channel yesterday (Monday 26 September): “We’ve carried out detailed investigations and can’t find any evidence to suggest that the […]

Rosh Hashana 5772 begins tonight

Rosh Hashana 5772: Hope and the Social Justice Movement While right-wing politicians are rolling back democratic rights in Israel, a new generation of protesters is demanding more powers for the people. The Jewish year 5771 brought two diametrically opposed developments in Israel. One was the flood of anti-democratic laws passed […]

Nigerian Sultan Hopes To Mediate Tensions

by Sabrina A. Mohamed, contributing writer. Panelists characterized Sultan Mohamed Sa’ad Abubakar as an Islamic leader looking to ameliorate religious tensions in Nigeria in a discussion on Monday night. The panel, which focused on Islam’s influence in Nigeria, was held in preparation for Abubakar’s visit to the University, which is […]

U.S. Durable Goods Orders Decline

WASHINGTON — New orders for long-lasting manufactured goods by American companies slipped in August on weak demand for motor vehicles, government data showed on Wednesday, but a rebound in a gauge of business spending supported views the economy could avoid another recession. The Commerce Department said durable goods orders dipped […]

PAKISTAN: Ahmadi students are under threat from the extremist religious groups — government turns a blind eye again

  Source/Credit: Asian Human Rights Commission: 26 September 2011: Malice, hatred and discrimination against Ahmadi Muslim students in Pakistan are part of a wider scheme to cripple Ahmadis educationally, economically and socially. Ahmadis were declared a non Muslim minority in Pakistan by the amendment in the Constitution and they […]

Expat workers abused in Jordan: HRW

By ASSOCIATED PRESS ARABNEWS AMMAN: Jordan has some of the region’s most robust laws on paper to protect migrant domestic workers, but human rights groups said Tuesday its failure to enforce them leads to continued abuse. The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Jordanian legal aid center, Tamkeen, […]