Month: June 2013

US loses lone base in Central Asia

Source: Asia Times: The geopolitics of Central Asia has begun shifting in anticipation of the NATO forces ending their combat role as well as their pullout from Afghanistan and the proposed establishment of the nine American military bases in that country. Kyrgyzstan today gave the final touch to its strategic […]

‘Our schools are extremism factories’

Source: ET LAHORE: The biases and prejudices in school textbooks are one of the main reasons for the radicalisation of young people and poor quality of education in Pakistan, said academics and civil society activists at a conference here on Wednesday. “These are not textbooks as much as propaganda brochures which […]

Titanic of the Muslim Ummah is sinking: Altaf Hussain

ET: LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain says that the “Titanic” of the Muslim Ummah is sinking and that immediate steps should be taken before “the whole ship collapses and finally sinks.” Speaking during a telephonic address to the Rabita Committee, Hussain recalled the promises that were made to those on the Titanic and said […]

We are all Qataris now

Source: Asia Times. Western corporate media is head over heels with the Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, 61, as he magnanimously chose to depose himself to the benefit of his son, the former heir apparent Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, 33. In a positively Kennedy-esque speech on national television, the outgoing […]