A second chance

Source: Dawn.com By Cyril Almeida SOMETIMES big decisions turn on simple questions. In the aftermath of 9/11, the question was a simple one: did we get it? Did our generals get that 9/11 was an epochal, seismic shift, that the old way of doing business had to be chucked out, […]

Business ethics in Islam

Source: Dawn.com Initially, different cultures and regions had different ethics of business. With increasing globalisation, the various sets of business ethics are continuously acquiring common values and forms. Islam has given guiding principles for all human activities and also prescribes and explains the ethics of business. More:

False nationalism

Source: Dawn.com THE comprador, clientelist military of a clientelist state has suddenly found its own sense of pride and nationalism. A military which has been critically dependent on US aid for far too many years has now turned around to say that it will ‘rely on domestic resources’ to make […]

UN bid will not affect peace process – Abbas

ISTANBUL/BARCELONA (AFP) – Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Turkey on Thursday for a gathering with his envoys abroad ahead of a Palestinian bid for UN recognition, Anatolia news agency reported. Abbas is to meet with Palestinian ambassadors, convening in Istanbul at the weekend, before leaving Turkey on Saturday afternoon, […]

King renounces violence against protesters

AMMAN (JT) – His Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday stressed his rejection of the police attack against journalists that occurred during a protest at Al Nakheel Square in Amman Friday. During a meeting with Jordan Press Association (JPA) President Tareq Momani, the King described the assault as “unjustifiable”. A Royal […]

Negotiations stall surrounding US aid to Egypt

Source: almasryalyoum Ongoing negotiations surrounding President Obama’s recently pledged US$2 billion aid to Egypt suffer from disagreements between Cairo and Washington. While the Washington insists on subsidizing civil society organizations directly “without approval from the Egyptian government,” Cairo rejects this position and demands that Washington reveal details about $42 million it […]

Intense shooting in central Syrian city

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian security forces swept through neighborhoods in a restive central city on Thursday, firing machine guns and pulling people from their homes in a series of arrests, activists and residents said. Smoke billowed from at least one area in Homs, which has experienced some of the most […]

An Extra Day of Rock in Rio Added

Source: The Rio Times RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The organizers of Rock in Rio 2011 recently announced the line-up for the festival’s extra day, Thursday, September 29th. The additional day features the legendary Stevie Wonder, and the British acts Jamiroquai and Joss Stone – who will perform solo. Also the American […]

Yoga poses for what ails you

(CNN) — When Dr. Carolyn LaFleur was in a car accident six years ago, she couldn’t move her neck for a year and a half, she had terrible pain in her hip, and she would get headaches at her temples. Frequent icing, physical therapy and massage therapy helped her neck and […]