Day: February 11, 2015

Why Bashar Assad appears so smug

by Michael Young, The Daily Star, Lebanon Summary Today, even Arab countries opposed to Assad have made the campaign against ISIS a priority, undermining the primacy of the struggle against a brutal Syrian regime. Terrorism is the new catchword and has fragmented those opposed to Assad. President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has […]

Editorial: Blasphemy cases

Dawn: OVER the years, as self-anointed ‘defenders of the faith’ have multiplied in a rightward-drifting Pakistan, the number of people accused of ‘offences against religion’ has gone up exponentially. As reported in this paper, the Punjab prosecution department, in collaboration with the home and police departments, has shortlisted 50 undertrial […]