Day: November 8, 2011

Major attack would damage Pakistan alliance: Another warning to Pakistan

  ISLAMABAD: Another major attack on American interests in Afghanistan by Pakistan-based militant groups would greatly damage the alliance with Islamabad, a senior US official said Tuesday.   The official was voicing Washington’s frustrations with Pakistan and its failure to tackle safe havens in its territory that militant groups such as the Haqqani network use […]

Spouses under 21 can enter the UK

Published on Tuesday 8 November 2011 06:00 Foreign spouses will be able to enter the UK from the age of 18 after the courts ruled that banning under-21s was not a lawful way of dealing with the problem of forced marriages. Immigration Minister Damian Green told MPs the Government would […]

Norway missing out on Europeans

Source: The Foreigner.  Author: Michael Sandelson& Oana Pintilie Norwegian companies hesitate to employ young professional Europeans because of language problems, reports say. “We advertise for people regularly, but there are few Norwegian applicants. However, a fair number of Eastern European and Spanish hopefuls turn up. There are a lot of […]

Afghanistan – touch down in flight

Source: Augustin Pictures As each of us has his own impression of Afghanistan that is predominantly marked with pictures of foreign forces, explosions and terror, we were privileged to have access to capture daily life and portrait some people of Afghanistan. We hope the pictures you know will merge with […]

US plans to get Pak nukes ‘pure fiction’

Source: Daily Times * Spokesperson says no one should ‘underestimate’ Pakistan’s capability to defend its national interests ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday described as “pure fiction” a US media report about possible American plans to secure the country’s nuclear arsenal in the event of any extremist threat, saying no one should […]

Turkey admires Tunisia’s secular facelift

Source: asiatimes Early signs that Tunisia’s new ruling party, Ennahda, will emulate Turkey’s model of secularism in governance have boosted efforts by Ankara to harness the momentum of the Arab Spring. Although Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu abhors the term neo-Ottomanism, a look at the region now shows his country […]

Pakistan’s cricket idol bowls ’em over

source: asiatimes: Former Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan is pitching his aspirations at the country’s college-going urban youth and women – traditionally left out of the political process. Many believe that whether Khan’s enterprise – “tsunami” as he calls it – succeeds or not he will be a game-changer in the […]

Four Hindu doctors gunned down in Pakistan

Source: TOI on Line: KAARACHI: Four Hindu doctors have been gunned down in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province, sparking fears and panic among the minority community. The doctors were gunned down yesterday at their clinic in Chak town close to Shikarpur. Dr Ramesh Kumar, a former member of provincial assembly and […]