Day: January 2, 2012

Austerity Reigns Over Euro Zone as Crisis Deepens Europe’s leaders braced their nations for a turbulent year, with their beleaguered economies facing a threat on two fronts: widening deficits that force more borrowing but increasing austerity measures that put growth further out of reach.      Saying that Europe was facing its “harshest test in decades,” Chancellor Angela Merkel […]

The closing of the Pakistani mind

Source / Courtesy: The Express Tribune The year 2011 must rank as one of the worst years in the nation’s life. It began with the killing of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer and ended with the most internecine of politics to topple the incumbent government before its term in office via the memogate […]

Buddha: A Witness against Pauline Dogma

As all humans are God’s creation, it stands to reason that God not only guided people in the Middle East through Abraham, Isaac, David, Solomon, Jeremiah, John the Baptist and Jesus, but, He also guided other people through prophets like Confucius, Buddha and Zoroaster. If this be true there should […]

How Israel helped its own foes

by URI AVNERY, AVNERY@ACTCOM.CO.IL Hamas, Hezbollah and Brotherhood owe their growth to Tel Aviv If Islamist movements come to power all over the region, they should express their debt of gratitude to their bete noire, Israel. Without the active or passive help of successive Israeli governments, they may not have […]