Day: December 4, 2012

My childhood was a lie!

Express Tribune: Ushah Kazi. Close your eyes and think of your childhood. What stories did you hear? Which fairytale was your favourite? Which princess did you want to be like? It doesn’t matter because they were all lies. The creepy origins of the stories that we associate with our childhood, […]

What’s going on in Pakistan?

Mid Day:   Sushant Singh. Last Saturday, Shri Rama Pir Mandir, a century-old Hindu temple in Soldier Bazaar in Karachi, along with surrounding houses of the Hindus, was destroyed by the authorities. Although the Sindh High Court is hearing a petition on the matter, Karachi police denied the existence of […]

Girls equal in British throne succession

Sons and daughters of any future UK monarch will have equal right to the throne, after Commonwealth leaders agreed to change succession laws. The leaders of the 16 Commonwealth countries where the Queen is head of state unanimously approved the changes at a summit in Perth, Australia. It means a […]

The talented Mr Erdogan

Source: Asia Times. By Spengler The United States is shocked – shocked – to discover that Turkey, a notional American ally, has done more to help Iran skirt sanctions than any other country. Turkey’s precious metals exports, almost all of which went directly or indirectly to Iran, quintupled this year […]

Iran claims capture of another US drone

Source: TOI TEHRAN: Iran’s state TV said on Tuesday that the country’s Revolutionary Guard has captured a US drone after it entered Iranian airspace over the Persian Gulf. The report quoted the Guard’s navy chief, Gen. Ali Fadavi, as saying that the Iranian forces caught the “intruding” drone, which had […]

Egypt and the Strategic Balance

Source: Stratfor: By George Friedman Immediately following the declaration of a cease-fire in Gaza, Egypt was plunged into a massive domestic crisis. Mohammed Morsi, elected in the first presidential election after the fall of Hosni Mubarak, passed a decree that would essentially neuter the independent judiciaryby placing his executive powers above the […]