Day: March 28, 2012

Iraq tests regional muscle with Arab summit

Source: Reuters Author: Patrick Markey Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will seek to showcase his country’s diplomatic return to the region this week when leaders gather for the first Arab League summit in Baghdad in two decades, and the only one hosted by a Shi’ite Arab ruler. With violence from […]

The myth of sovereignty

Credit: Express Tribune: Two aspects stand out. One, the level of concern on such a convergence apprehends a growing pool of common sentiment; and two, the latent capacity that exists within such a group that might just challenge the existing status quo. Speaking plainly, the concern is the military-middle class-Imran […]

Hindu seer advocates inter-religious friendship

Source: Times Of India TOI spoke to Sri Sugunendra Thirtha Swamiji of Sri Puthige Mutt, Udupi, one of the key speakers at an event in Oxford, UK on March 23 to discuss interfaith issues. To elicit his views on the issues, Sugunendra Thirtha said inter-religious friendship means freedom to practise one’s faith without any […]

Exit Americans, enter sectarian strife

Credit: Asia Times: Following the withdrawal of United States troops from Iraq three moths ago, sectarian clashes between Shi’ite and Sunni groups have steadily increased. It’s the perfect environment for al-Qaeda to turn the region into the massive insurgent stronghold it used to be, while accusations mount that Iran is […]

USA/NATO route not likely to open soon.

Credit: Asia Times: By Amir Mir ISLAMABAD – Pakistan opposition parties are moving to block the reopening of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) supply routes into neighboring Afghanistan ahead of crucial deliberations to set new terms of engagement with the United States. The country’s major right-wing opposition party, led by […]