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Daniel E Agbiboa September 2014 marks five months since Boko Haram, a militant armed group in northern Nigeria, abducted over two hundred schoolgirls from Chibok, in BornoState. The Chibok girls, kidnapped on April 14, have not been rescued yet. This is despite efforts by the US, the UK, France, China and...

Helena Malikyar As Afghanistan approaches the September 2 deadline for the inauguration of its new president – though this could be pushed by a few days – talk of an uprising has resurfaced. It is said that tens of thousands of ethnic non-Pashtuns anticipating a loss at the end of a total vote recount and a less than full partnership in a political arrangement,...

Diana Buttu A tentative “truce” was announced this week between Israel and Palestinian resistance movements. Israel’s attacks for several weeks have claimed the lives of more than 2,000 Palestinians, including 490 children. More than one-quarter of the population remains displaced from their homes, unable to return due to the massive bombardment of entire neighbourhoods....

Seema Sengupta   Ever since the return of the deadly Ebola — a disease that snuffs out human life in the most gruesome manner — in parts of Africa...

Sohail Anjum Malik Britain’s prime minister Herbert Asquith, hundred years ago stood before the House of Commons to make his government’s case for hostilities against Germany – two days after war had been declared. Several of the debates that raged in the run-up to that horrific conflict remain unresolved a century later, and one particular cause for wonderment...

As’ad Abdul Rahman     The ‘Lone Wolves’ is a name coined by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to describe the most deadly independent cells of Al Qaida that are now active without any connection to the central command. They decide on their own targets and rely completely on their own resources. The best example was the two brothers from Chechnya who where...

Ferguson crash

August 31, 2014

Adnan Randhawa The writer is a lawyer and founder of Aam Aadmi Party Pakistan. In a perfect real life reenactment of the last scene of Crash, a beautiful Academy Award winning movie, in which a white cop Hansen, wrongly fearing for his own life, shoots to kill a black youngster Peter on a street, Ferguson, a locality in Missouri State of the US, was put on fire a few days...

Gaza, the Goy!

August 29, 2014

Haidar Eid   “There is no such thing as a Palestinian.” – Golda Meir “The old will die and the young will forget.”  – David Ben-Gurion Israelis have many things to say about Palestinians, none of them humanising or related to reality. They continue to create their false narrative making Orwellian words their allies. From 1948 to...

Ranj Alaaldin   Since US airstrikes began on Islamic State targets in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, a number of Western countries have finally decided to empower and arm Iraq’s Kurds in the ever-expanding battle against the radical group. The West has finally made the right decision, as the Islamic State group can only be confronted and defeated with the...

US in black and white

August 29, 2014

Mahir Ali   There was no doubt a considerable degree of schadenfreude in social media activity from official sources in nations such as Egypt and Iran in reaction to the events of recent weeks in Ferguson, Missouri. The United States, after all, is seldom backward in offering condescending advice in relation to how other governments deal with dissidence (inevitably...

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