Day: August 7, 2014

Obama authorises air strikes on Iraq

US President Barack Obama says he has authorised air strikes against Islamic militants in northern Iraq but will not send US troops back to the country. He said Islamic State (IS) fighters would be targeted to prevent the slaughter of religious minorities, or if they threaten US interests. Strikes have […]

Gaza: The Makings of a Modern Day Dystopia- by Queen Rania Of Jordan

Huff Post: dys·to·pia [ dis-ˈtō-pē-ə] noun: an imaginary place where people are unhappy and usually afraid because they are not treated fairly; an unpleasant future where people are often dehumanized; a nightmare world characterized by human misery, squalor, oppression, disease and overcrowding. ______ Typically, dystopian societies are depicted through the […]

A bubble called Pakistan

Indian express: Barely 14 months after convincingly winning a general election, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government is being asked to resign amid threats of street protests. Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and Canada-based Sunni cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri plan separate marches on Islamabad on August 14, Pakistan’s Independence Day. Several politicians and parties known […]

ISIS Takes Largest Christian Town

Source: The Daily Best: Reuters   Militants from the so-called Islamic State have taken over the largest Christian town in Iraq, Qaraqosh, and sent tens of thousands fleeing as a result. The militants took it overnight after Kurdish troops withdrew because they are stretched too thin. Qaraqosh, which is nearly […]

Soul Searching on the Way

Source: Spiegel: In the Middle Ages, pilgrimages were neither a quest for meaning, nor an opportunity for contemplation, nor an event. People had real worries and pilgrimages were part of a deal. On the one hand was the willingness of the faithful to suffer, on the other was God’s capacity […]