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 […]

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 […]

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 […]