Day: October 26, 2011

Obama risks Iraq for political expediency

Source: CNN Author: William Bennett In his first inaugural address in 1953, newly elected President Dwight D. Eisenhower told the American people, “History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose.” This was […]

Taliban commanders say Pakistan intelligence helps them

Source: Reuters Reporting By: Adrian Croft Pakistan’s security service provides weapons and training to Taliban insurgents fighting U.S. and British troops in Afghanistan, despite official denials, Taliban commanders say, in allegations that could worsen tensions between Pakistan and the United States. A number of middle-ranking Taliban commanders revealed the extent […]

In Indonesia, Radical Islam Threatens Democracy

By Prashanth Parameswaran Under President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesia has emerged as a success story in many ways. It has waged a resilient campaign against terrorism, achieved the third-highest economic growth rate among G-20 countries and demonstrated dynamic leadership within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Moreover, this political […]

Victory for Ennahda – Why Tunisians Voted for the Islamists

Source: Spiegel International In a major setback for Tunisia’s elite, the Islamist Ennahda Party looks set to lead the country’s first democratically elected government. They appealed to the common people who sought greater credibility in politics. But concerns the country might soon become a new theocracy are exaggerated, because Tunisian Islamists are looking to […]

Crown Prince Sultan laid to rest

By GHAZANFAR ALI KHAN | ARAB NEWS World leaders pay homage to Crown Prince Sultan RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah together with a large number of Saudi royals, heads of state and high-ranking local and foreign officials, bade farewell to the late Crown Prince Sultan, deputy […]