Day: November 16, 2017

The capital under siege

Source: Dawn FOR the past one week, Islamabad has been virtually under siege with the followers of a radical cleric blocking the expressway connecting the city to the airport. The administration’s move to enclose the Red Zone with containers has added to the chaos. While the clerics blast the civil […]

People for sale

Source: CNN Tripoli, Libya (CNN) — “Eight hundred,” says the auctioneer. “900 … 1,000 … 1,100 …” Sold. For 1,200 Libyan dinars — the equivalent of $800. Not a used car, a piece of land, or an item of furniture. Not “merchandise” at all, but two human beings. One of […]

Welcome to the new Zimbabwe!

Ben De Pear 15 Nov 2017 Welcome to the new Zimbabwe! It’s a lot like the old one from before – so said a friend in Harare as news spread that what is called a “bloodless correction” has restored Zimbabwe’s Chimurenga – struggle or war vet generation to supremacy. The […]

A moral obligation

Nov 15,2017 – JORDAN TIMES EDITORIAL Even though the plight of the Palestinian refugees gets at times forgotten amidst the growing refugee crisis worldwide, they cannot forget their predicament, and neither should the international community whose complicity or inaction gave rise to their dispossession. It is the West that robbed […]