Day: November 4, 2011

After U.S. departure, a bloodbath in Iraq?

Source: Reuters Blog Author: Bernd Debusmann As the clock ticks towards the end of America’s military presence in Iraq, there are increasingly dire warnings of a humanitarian disaster unless steps are taken to protect more than 3,000 Iranian dissidents living in a camp in Iraq. How closely is Washington listening? […]

Arrest at The Sun spreads Murdoch hacking scandal

Source / Courtesy: Yahoo News LONDON (AP) — A journalist at Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun tabloid has been arrested on suspicion of police corruption, British media reported Friday, a development that spreads the taint of scandal to the country’s biggest-selling newspaper. U.K. broadcasters and newspapers identified the journalist as award-winning […]

Supercomputer demolishes its own speed record

A supercomputer being developed in Kobe has broken its own record as the world’s fastest computer, achieving its performance goal of 10 petaflops, or 10 quadrillion computations per second, its developers said. The 10.51-petaflop performance in early October by the supercomputer being jointly developed by Fujitsu Ltd. and the Riken […]

Hajj pilgrimage 2011: by numbers

The annual Hajj pilgrimage which will peak on Saturday as the faithful gather in the plain of Mount Arafat, outside Mecca in the kingdom’s west, is the world’s largest annual gathering. Key numbers for the hajj this year: – An estimated 2.5 million pilgrims are gathering in Mecca this year […]

Oligarchy, American Style

Courtesy: NY Times   November 3, 2011 Oligarchy, American Style By PAUL KRUGMAN Inequality is back in the news, largely thanks to Occupy Wall Street, but with an assist from the Congressional Budget Office. And you know what that means: It’s time to roll out the obfuscators! Anyone who has […]

Sentences passed: Teammates to inmates

By Agencies Published: November 4, 2011 Source/Credit: Xpress Tribune LONDON: Last night, the Pakistan cricket team went to bed wondering how to take the remaining eight Sri Lankan wickets on a flat pitch in Sharjah. Miles away, Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir lay awake behind bars in London, wondering where it […]