Asia

S&P downgrades Jordan credit rating

AMMAN (AFP) -Standard & Poor’s on Wednesday lowered Jordan’s long-term local-currency sovereign credit rating to “BB” from “BB+” expressing concern about the country’s economy and political situation. The ratings agency also maintained its “BB/B” long- and short-term foreign-currency sovereign credit ratings on the Kingdom as well as the short-term local-currency […]

Persecution of Ahmadis Spreads

Source/Credit: IPS-Inter Press Service By Zofeen Ebrahim | November 22, 2011 KARACHI, Nov 22, 2011 (IPS) – “Hatred against us has now spread to small towns and villages,” Saleemuddin, spokesperson of the persecuted Ahmadiya community in Pakistan, told IPS. The Ahmadis believe that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, a 19th century cleric, “was the messiah […]

Is it time for Imran Khan?

By:Zubair Khalil Khan After having made in depth analysis of Lahore Jalsa, youth fans declared Imran Khan as one of the most charismatic political leaders of Pakistan and prophesied soon he will have very strong connection with voters of the country. It was also predicted this charismatic politician will find […]

Liar, liar

source: dailytimes A former general and NSA would not — by all standards of rationality — agree to deliver an anonymous letter to the highest military officer in the US, which means Mansoor Ijaz must have briefed him on the memo, its basic background, and where it was coming from […]