Day: November 22, 2011

Broken America

Source: Spiegel.de The Country of Limited Possibilities By Sebastian Fischer in Washington Washington has become a term of abuse in America. The failure of the bipartisan supercommittee to reach agreement on spending cuts shows the extent of the gridlock in Washington. The country’s politicians seem unable to tackle America’s pressing […]

Is it time for Imran Khan?

By:Zubair Khalil Khan After having made in depth analysis of Lahore Jalsa, youth fans declared Imran Khan as one of the most charismatic political leaders of Pakistan and prophesied soon he will have very strong connection with voters of the country. It was also predicted this charismatic politician will find […]

Thanks Giving Day

Source: TOI on Line Thanks Giving Day – a festival about expressing gratitude Thanks Giving Day or Thanksgiving Day is a beloved traditional festival observed in a grand fashion in the U.S and Canada to rejoice the harvest season and express gratitude towards Almighty for his holy grace. The origin […]

Proposed sale of Taiwan raises no laughs

Source: asiatimes on line TAIPEI – A recent New York Times op-ed article by Paul Kane, a former international security fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, has hit a raw nerve. Kane called on United States President Barack Obama to end military support for Taiwan in exchange for China forgiving […]

Liar, liar

source: dailytimes A former general and NSA would not — by all standards of rationality — agree to deliver an anonymous letter to the highest military officer in the US, which means Mansoor Ijaz must have briefed him on the memo, its basic background, and where it was coming from […]

Embarrassment for Berlin

Source: Spiegel.de Iranian Airline Buys Chancellor Merkel’s Retired Jet On its website, Iranian airline Mahan Air (“The Spirit of Excellence”) counts five Boeing 747s and 27 Airbus aircraft among its fleet. The fact that sanctions against the country make maintenance of the jets extraordinarily difficult, however, is not addressed. Still, Mahan […]

Intolerance grows in the Maldives

BANGALORE – The rising tide of religious intolerance in the Maldives is threatening the country’s young democracy. Monuments donated by Pakistan and Sri Lanka were vandalized last week as they were seen to be “idolatrous” and “irreligious”. Member-countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) donated monuments to […]

Muhammad: Seal of the Prophets

By: Zia H Shah Montgomery Watt calls Muhammad, one of the Greatest sons of Adam. The expression, seal of the Prophets means the Greatest Prophet! According to Karen Armstrong, “Mahound’s fictional status in the West has perhaps made it even more difficult for people to see him as an historical […]

Europe threatening the world again

By MOHAMMAD AL-RASHEED It all started with the search for spices and ended with colonization Europe’s contribution to human progress is colossal. That is a fact. Just remember the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution and what followed and you get the idea. The other fact is that Europe has contributed […]