Day: April 5, 2014

Never-ending talks and Palestinian frustration

RASHEED ABOU-ALSAMH    ARABNEWS.COM Published — Sunday 6 April 2014   The interruption of the peace negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians this week happened when Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas — frustrated with the non-release of a last group of Palestinian prisoners by Israel — signed the accession papers […]

Seasonal visas only for two holy cities

Seasonal visas only for two holy cities JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS Published — Sunday 6 April 2014   Seasonal work visas will only be issued at labor offices in Makkah and Madinah, according to a recent decision made by the Council of Ministers. Companies applying for such visas will henceforth be […]

9-month-old booked on attempted murder charge

Source: CNN Author: Sophia Saifi and Aliza Kassim A 9-month-old Pakistani boy bawled as he was fingerprinted and booked in Lahore on an attempted murder charge after his family members allegedly threw bricks at police trying to collect an unpaid bill. The ordeal started February 1 when several police officers and a bailiff […]

Scottish minister Humza Yousaf visiting Canada

Few parallels seen in Quebec, Scotland independence bids IAN BAILEY VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail, Published Friday, Apr. 04 2014, 9:24 PM EDT,Last updated Friday, Apr. 04 2014, 9:24 PM EDT 6 comments 19 7 12 0 Sovereignty referendum looms in Scotland this September, its external affairs minister says he doesn’t […]

British humour at its best………..

BRITISH HUMOR IS DIFFERENT These are classified ads, which were actually placed in U.K. Newspapers: FREE YORKSHIRE TERRIER. 8 years old, Hateful little bastard. Bites! FREE PUPPIES 1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/2 sneaky neighbor’s dog. FREE PUPPIES. Mother is a Kennel Club registered German Shepherd. Father is a Super Dog, able […]

Pakistani couple get death sentences for blasphemy

Source: BBC Human rights groups say Pakistan’s blasphemy laws are often used to target minorities, including Christians Related Stories Q&A: Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws Pakistan country profile A Pakistani Christian couple have been sentenced to death for blasphemy after allegedly sending a text message insulting the Prophet Muhammad. The couple, […]

Black Box SIGNAL HEARD- Missing plane?

Source: CNN (CNN) — In what may turn out to be a major breakthrough in the monthlong search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370, a Chinese patrol ship searching the southern Indian Ocean discovered Saturday the pulse signal used by so-called black boxes, state news agency Xinhua reported. But the pulse signal has not […]

Daniel Kurtzer offers a valuable plan

By Rami G. Khouri The Daily Star   Those who have followed the last eight months of American-mediated Israeli-Palestinian negotiations have anticipated the unveiling of the United States’ own “framework” for continued talks to achieve a comprehensive peace agreement. Whether or not this happens, for now the negotiations have hit a […]