Day: February 8, 2013

PAKISTAN: Religious extremists attempt to create a bloodbath in Sindh province by the use of false blasphemy charges against Shiites

Asian Human Rights Commission: Though the police have exonerated all five persons falsely accused of committing blasphemy they have failed to take any actions for their protection. This is particularly important as no action whatsoever has been taken against their accusers who are members of the militant Ahle Sunnat Waljamat. […]

Rebels block off key Damascus highway

STORY SUMMARY Rebels block off key Damascus highway Rebels pushed forward in their battle with the Syrian army in Damascus Friday, clashing with regime soldiers in contested neighborhoods in the northeast and shutting down a key highway out of the capital with a row of burning tires, activist said. Meanwhile […]

The most bucks for the biggest bang

Source: The Economist.   Buddy, can you spare a dime? A very, very large one? THERE is no lack of world-beating records in Bangladesh. It starts as the world’s most densely populated country (not counting city-states and the like). Its capital, Dhaka, merely an undistinguished district headquarters at time of […]

Cameron’s budget blinder

Source: The Economist. EVEN the French say so: David Cameron played a near-perfect match. “He is a real negotiator; very, very tenacious,” declared a senior French official amid the brutal bargaining over the EU’s seven-yearly budget that dragged on for a whole night and a day. When it was all […]

Ahmadiyya convention begins

Source: 1 / 1 Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Bangladesh began its three-day annual convention on Friday in Dhaka with a call to spread the messages of the holy Quran and Prophet Hazrat Muhammad. This year’s convention marked its centenary celebrations that kicked off on Thursday amid attacks by their Muslim […]