Day: June 3, 2014

ENABLING PAKISTAN

War on the Rocks: by Myra McDonalds — The past few months have seen a particularly high-profile series of murders in Pakistan. An American cardiologist volunteering at a hospital in Pakistan was shot dead because he belonged to the minority Ahmadi community. A lawyer and human rights activist was killed after he took up […]

ENABLING PAKISTAN

The past few months have seen a particularly high-profile series of murders in Pakistan. An American cardiologist volunteering at a hospital in Pakistan was shot dead because he belonged to the minority Ahmadi community. A lawyer and human rights activist was killed after he took up the case of a lecturer accused of blasphemy. […]

Robinson in public apology to Muslims

First Minister Peter Robinson has publically apologised for his comments about Muslims. Mr Robinson visited the Islamic Centre in Belfast on Tuesday evening and met with representatives of the Muslim community in Northern Ireland. Speaking to the media afterwards he said: “I apologise if anything I said has caused them […]

Syria presidential election: Assad’s stage-managed show of democracy Bashar al-Assad is certain to win, but will need to make reforms during his third term as president – as well as restore security

Lina Sinjab in Damascus, Ian Black and agencies The Guardian, Tuesday 3 June 2014 Syrians began voting on Tuesday in the shadow of a bloody war, but no surprises are expected in an election in which Bashar al-Assad is running for the presidency on his ability to restore security and […]

Syria presidential election: Assad's stage-managed show of democracy Bashar al-Assad is certain to win, but will need to make reforms during his third term as president – as well as restore security

Lina Sinjab in Damascus, Ian Black and agencies The Guardian, Tuesday 3 June 2014 Syrians began voting on Tuesday in the shadow of a bloody war, but no surprises are expected in an election in which Bashar al-Assad is running for the presidency on his ability to restore security and […]