Day: July 6, 2013

Saudi-backed Jarba to lead Syrian opposition

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT — Syria’s fractious opposition elected a new leader on Saturday but rebel groups were reported to be fighting among themselves in a sign of growing divisions on the ground between factions trying to topple President Bashar Assad. The Syrian National Coalition chose Ahmad Jarba as its president after a […]

Massacre Of Muslims In Myanmar Ignored

Huff Post: by Todd Pitman. MEIKHTILA, Myanmar — Their bones are scattered in blackened patches of earth across a hillside overlooking the wrecked Islamic boarding school they once called home. Smashed fragments of skulls rest atop the dirt. A shattered jaw cradles half a set of teeth. And among the […]

Will Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood survive?

Source: CNN (CNN) — In a stunning reversal of fortunes, Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsy was deposed by a military coup just one year after being sworn in as president. The Egyptian protesters who took to the streets by the millions over the past several days to demand Morsy’s resignation were jubilant […]

Islam, Egypt and political theory

Source: The Economist ON the face of things, this week’s events in Egypt have validated a theory about Islam and society that seemed contrarian when it was first floated. In 1992 a French analyst of the Muslim world, Olivier Roy, published a book entitled “L’échec de l’Islam politique“—translated into English […]

Lahore bomb blast kills three, injures 40

Source: ET LAHORE: A powerful bomb went off at took place at the food street in the old Anarkali area of Lahore, killing at least three people and injuring 40 others, Express News reported. According to Express News correspondent Nauman Shaikh, the explosion took place at the ground floor of a three storied restaurant. “Civil […]

ElBaradei to become Egyptian new prime minister

Source: TOI CAIRO: Liberal opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei has been chosen as Egypt’s new prime minister, the Tamarod campaign behind the protests that toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi said on Saturday after talks with the country’s interim president. A military source confirmed to AFP that the former UN nuclear watchdog chief was to […]

China, Pakistan ink transport pact

Source: China Daily By LI XIAOKUN and ZHANG YUNBI (China Daily) Huge project to boost business ties between the two nations China and Pakistan signed an agreement on Friday on the blueprint for a huge transport project linking northwestern China to the Arabian Sea. Observers said the project, named the […]

Nawaz Sharif urges Chinese investment in Power Sector

Source: BEIJING/SHANGHAI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday held meetings with delegations of China’s top business executives and discussed with them energy, development and infrastructure projects in Pakistan. The prime minister met the delegations on board a high speed train while traveling from Beijing to Shanghai, where he visited […]