Day: October 9, 2011

Why not free Qadri?

  By Ayesha Siddiqa Published: October 8, 2011 Source / Courtesy: Express Tribune How about freeing Mumtaz Qadri for the simple reason that the state system has lost the capacity to execute punishment? The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) judge, who gave him the death sentence, is already on the run. It will be […]

Heritage Oil buys control of Libyan oil field

 British company Heritage Oil, which has an exploration project in a sea area controlled by Malta, said last week that it has acquired a controlling interest in a Libyan company licensed to provide oil field services including offshore and land-based drilling.  Heritage said it paid $19.5 million for a 51 […]

Daily Alfazl: 98 years and counting

Credit/Source: The Express Tribune: Sunday Magazine Feature / By Saba Imtiaz / Published: October 9, 2011 The list of words that the Daily Alfazl cannot use. Editors replace the words with dots, leaving readers to figure out what was redacted from the original text. It is only at mid-afternoon that most bleary-eyed sub-editors start […]

Clamping Down on High-Speed Stock Trades

Regulators in the United States and overseas are cracking down on computerized high-speed trading that crowds today’s stock exchanges, worried that as it spreads around the globe it is making market swings worse. The cost of these high-frequency traders, critics say, is the confidence of ordinary investors in the markets, […]

Revolution imminent in Saudi Arabia

Press TV: Riyadh has been saying that it will allow women to take part in politics but at the same time these same women if they are candidates for municipal office for instance, they must present a written authorization from their husbands, women’s votes must be accompanied by their male […]

Ron Paul wins Values Voter straw poll

Washington (CNN) – GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul secured yet another straw poll victory Saturday. The Texas congressman won 37% of the poll at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, sponsored by the Family Research Council, a social conservative group. However, not all of those who voted for Paul in […]

Jordan reiterates support for Libyan people

AMMAN (JT) – His Majesty King Abdullah on Saturday reiterated Jordan’s support for the Libyan people in achieving their aspirations in the reconstruction of a new Libya. The Monarch also voiced his support for the National Transitional Council (NTC) in its efforts to rebuild Libya and maintain its sovereignty, independence […]