Day: January 4, 2014

U.S. Is Facing Hard Choices in South Sudan

Source: NY Times: WASHINGTON — South Sudan is in many ways an American creation, carved out of war-torn Sudan in a referendum largely orchestrated by the United States, its fragile institutions nurtured with billions of dollars in American aid. But a murky, vicious conflict there has left the Obama administration scrambling to […]

Musharraf will not appear in court on Jan 6

Source: ET Former president Pervez Musharraf is unwell and will not appear in court on January 6, Musharraf’s advocate Ahmed Raza Kasuri said on Sunday. Speaking to Express News, Kasuri said a request will be submitted in the court, seeking exemption for Musharraf from personally appearing before the bench. The 70-year-old was […]

WND EXCLUSIVE INTERNECINE MUSLIM WAR SPREADS INTO IRAQ : Fallujah’s fall: Al-Qaida march spreads from Syria, Lebanon

WASHINGTON – The fall of Fallujah in Iraq today marks a significant turning point in al-Qaida’s rise from the dead, as the terrorist network that delivered the worst foreign attack in America’s history demonstrates its new-found military muscle in Syria, Lebanon and an Iraqi city it previously controlled. The city […]

Kuoni Group Travel Experts, Crescentrating Global Partnership To Benefit Muslim Travel Market

November 25, 2013 Crescentrating, the authority on halal travel, and Kuoni Group Travel Experts, have announced a global partnership that will enable Kuoni Group Travel Experts to market Crescentrated halal friendly group travel arrangements. It will see Muslim families, leisure and MICE groups enjoy better travel experiences around the world […]

The “ideological” foundations of Pakistan

Criterion-quarterly.com: By Yasser Latif Hamdani[1]   Abstract (The vague concept of South Asian Muslim nationalism has proved to be an inadequate unifier.  Pakistan’s inability to learn from the mistakes made by the Congress Party led to the ultimate dissolution of the erstwhile Union which included the Eastern wing. Given that after 1971, […]

In the name of… Allah?

ON a freezing afternoon on January 4, 2011, in the subdued hum of post-lunch traffic in a quiet Islamabad neighbourhood, 27 bullets rang loud, clear, chilling. The 66-year-old then Governor of Punjab, Salmaan Taseer’s smile froze on his face as his 26-year-old Elite Police guard Mumtaz Qadri emptied his gun […]