Month: October 2011

Saudi Crown Prince of Darkness

Courtesy:  Saudi Crown Prince of Darkness Saudi Arabia’s tough-minded interior minister has been named the crown prince—and is next in line to the king. He’s a known commodity in Washington after years of shepherding the Saudi fight against terrorism. by Tara McKelvey | October 28, 2011 10:00 AM EDT The interior minister’s office […]

Unicef promotes “Teach Respect”

KUALA LUMPUR: Unicef (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) has asked corporate, school and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to support its latest campaign, ‘Teach Respect’. The support involves helping to promote two new public service announcements (PSAs). At an exclusive video preview of ‘Teach Respect’ PSAs for the media, Unicef Representative to Malaysia Hans Olsen […]

Eid Al Adha to begin November 6

AMMAN (JORDAN TIMES) – Sunday, November 6, will be the first day of Eid Al Adha, as Friday, October 28, has been announced as the first day of Dhul Hijja, Chief Islamic Justice Ahmad Hilayel said on Thursday. The main Hajj ritual, Arafa Day, will thus fall on Saturday, November […]

What we can learn from Gilad Shalit

AsGilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier captured by Hamas more than five years ago, was finally released in a vast prisoner exchange, it made me think about the relentless pursuit of his release by Israel. Such a pursuit by one’s family is both natural and understandable. Yet, not only was his […]

Pakistan, Islam & Radicalism │Ali Abbas Zaidi

Source/Credit: The Huffington Post : By Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi | October 26, 2011 I was in Kasur, a small town near Lahore, Pakistan, where the celebrated mystic poet Bulleh Shah is buried. Thousands gathered for the 254th anniversary of his death. Slogans chanted on that occasion would be branded ‘blasphemous’ by […]

Crony Capitalism Comes Home

October 26, 2011 Crony Capitalism Comes Home By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF Whenever I write about Occupy Wall Street, some readers ask me if the protesters really are half-naked Communists aiming to bring down the American economic system when they’re not doing drugs or having sex in public. The answer is […]

Limits of Magical Thinking

October 25, 2011 Limits of Magical Thinking By MAUREEN DOWD Steve Jobs, the mad perfectionist, even perfected his stare. He wanted it to be hypnotic. He wanted the other person to blink first. He wanted it to be, like Dracula’s saturnine gaze, a force that could bend your will to […]

Billionaire Sawiris Says Egypt Risks Becoming Iran

Source / Courtesy: Bloomberg From his 33rd-floor penthouse apartment with sweeping views of the Nile River, Naguib Sawiris, Egypt’s best-known billionaire and most prominent Christian, can hear the chants of Friday prayers in the distance. As he sits down to a breakfast of taameya and ful, dishes made from fava beans, demonstrators are gathering […]