Day: October 11, 2011

United States of America – Race and Religion to the fore in US Republican race

Source/Credit: AFP& : Tuesday, October 11, 2011 , by Michael Mathes, Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Photo: Richard Ellis/Getty Images  Republican hopefuls insist the 2012 White House race will hinge on the economy, but it is the conservative hot-button issues of race and religion that currently dominate the […]

The curse of the minorities!

Source/Credit: The Express Tribune: By Yaqoob Khan Bangash / Ocotber 10, 2011 Everyone in this world is a minority in one way or the other. In a society, men are either the majority or the dominant sex, one religion outnumbers another, one sect has more followers than the other, or one ethnicity overwhelms […]

Cabinet flags off east-west railway

By P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR | ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: The Council of Ministers on Monday took a landmark decision to implement a land bridge project that would link the Kingdom’s east with its west with a railway line, bringing about a dramatic change in the region’s transport system. The project, which […]

Egypt orders probe after deadly Copt clashes

CAIRO (AFP) – Egypt’s military rulers ordered a speedy probe into clashes which killed 25 people, mostly Coptic Christians, as the Cabinet held crisis talks amid fears of wider sectarian unrest and Washington urged restraint. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) “tasked the government with quickly forming a […]