Asia

Israel’s other reasons to bomb Iran

By OSAMA AL SHARIF US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta predicts that Israel will direct a pre-emptive strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities “in April, May or June,” according to David Ignatius, the widely-circulated Washington Post columnist. In the view of many Western analysts, Israel has taken the decision to bomb Iran […]

Why Bahrain is not Syria

Credit: Asiatimes: By Pepe Escobar How poignant that the first anniversary of a true Arab pro-democracy movement in the Persian Gulf – then ruthlessly crushed – falls on February 14, when Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the West. Talk about a doomed love affair. And how does Washington honor this […]

Moderate Pakistani students advocate for peace, love and harmony

Students from Pakistan’s top educational institutions, including COMSATS, Government College University (GCU), Forman Christian College (FCC), Professional Academy of Commerce (PAC) and several others, both Muslims and non-Muslims urged that youth and students should play their due roles in peace-building, promoting tolerance, co-existence, nation-building and bridging the religious and cultural […]

Syria, the new Libya

Credit: Asiatimes: By Pepe Escobar A Kalashnikov in Iraq, until recently, sold for US$100. Now it’s at least $1,000, and most probably $1,500 (those were the days when Sunnis joining the resistance in 2003 could buy a fake Kalashnikov made in Romenia for $20). Destination of choice of the $1,500 […]

‘Palestinian unity deal a mistake’

AFP / JORDAN TIMES CAIRO — Senior Hamas official Mahmud Zahar slammed a Palestinian unity deal as a “mistake” that has thrown the Islamist movement into crisis, in an interview with Egypt’s official MENA agency published on Sunday. Hamas leader Khaled Mishaal signed an agreement with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas […]

Two Ahmadis shot dead in Umerkot

HYDERABAD: Two men identified as Ahmadis were shot dead outside their place of worship in Kunri taluka of Umerkot district on Saturday by a security guard belonging to their own community. According to the first information report (FIR), Fakhruddin, 45, and Maqsood Ahmed, 28, died on the spot while Rafique […]