Month: September 2017

Pakistan: Hajj fraud: Over a hundred stage protest against devious tour operator

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE > PAKISTAN  By Sehrish Wasif Published: August 19, 2017 11SHARES SHARE TWEET EMAIL PHOTO: AFP/FILE ISLAMABAD: More than a hundred intending pilgrims staged a protest outside the religious affairs ministry on Friday against a private Hajj tour operator who fled away with their passports and money collected for sending them on the holy […]

As the former British Ambassador to the UAE, I know Brexit will fail if we don’t change our attitude toward the Middle East

  Repeating the American line with a British accent (which was Blair’s particular skill) no longer impresses anybody, especially with President Trump in the White House. The Emiratis could be key to our financial success, but only if Boris Johnson pulls his socks up Anthony Harris https://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FIndependentVoices%2F&width=450&layout=button&action=like&size=large&show_faces=false&share=false&height=35&appId=235586169789578 ‘This Government is now […]

USA: Want to Make a Prophecy? Then Follow These Rules

This is a guest post by James Zimmerman. He’s the author of the book Deliverance at Hand!: The Redemption of a Devout Jehovah’s Witness. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/09/11/want-to-make-a-prophecy-then-follow-these-rules/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_campaign=Nonreligious&utm_content=44 In novels, plays, and motion pictures, it’s a well-known trope. From Star Wars to The Matrix, Lord of the Rings to Battlestar Galactica to Harry Potter and even Julius Caesar, there’s a prophecy, and the characters have […]