Day: July 30, 2012

Tense Talk in Conference Between U.S. and Pakistan

Credit: NY Times. ASPEN, Colo. — Tensions flared between the United States and Pakistanon Friday, as two top officials traded accusations of doing too little to combat Taliban sanctuaries in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The tart exchange between the officials, Douglas E. Lute, President Obama’s top adviser on Afghanistan and Pakistan, […]

Romney Has Already Disqualified Himself’

Credit: Spiegel Germany REUTERS Republican contender Mitt Romney heads to Poland on Monday, the last stop of an overseas tour that has already taken him to England and Israel. So far, German newspapers have not been impressed with his performance, citing embarrassing verbal blunders and superficial political posturing. In addition […]

Couple joins Ahmadiyya Muslim community

BY Maryam Shah, TORONTO SUN The first time Ann, 69, heard the azaan, or call to prayer, it was on one of her three trips to Egypt. “Of course, it did something different to me than it would to someone else,” she recalled. “I found it very spiritual in the content.” […]

More Signs of Aid to Spain From Euro Partners

LONDON — At the start of another critical week for the euro, the head of the finance ministers that use the currency, Jean-Claude Juncker, reinforced expectations Monday of an initiative to lower Spain’s borrowing costs, which had hit alarming heights. The comments came as the U.S. Treasury secretary, Timothy F. […]

Myanmar rejects Muslim crackdown concerns

YANGON: Myanmar on Monday told a UN rights envoy it rejected accusations of abuse by security forces in the wake of communal unrest, after the United Nations raised fears of a crackdown on Muslims. In a press conference attended by UN Special Rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana, Myanmar’s foreign minister said […]