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Hillary Clinton – Wake up!
Feb19

Hillary Clinton – Wake up!

Posted on Feb 19, 2011

Published by the Business Recorder Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has blasted the leadership in both Afghanistan and Pakistan for the poor economic growth, corruption, energy shortages and political instability that are plaguing their people. “Last month in Doha — actually, now two months ago, in December — just before the protests began in Tunisia and Egypt, I warned that the region’s foundations were sinking into the...

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Iran gas pipeline to Pakistan on hold
Feb19

Iran gas pipeline to Pakistan on hold

Posted on Feb 19, 2011

From Robert M Cutler MONTREAL – The bilateral Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project is now officially suspended, as the IRIB (Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting) website on Sunday quoted Ali Reza Gharibi, the Iran Gas Engineering and Development Company’s managing director, as saying that “construction of the … gas pipeline for export of natural gas from Iran to Pakistan will continue as of next spring”,...

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Pak–US Relations: Why not sacrifice Raymond Davis?
Feb16

Pak–US Relations: Why not sacrifice Raymond Davis?

Posted on Feb 16, 2011

Pakistan’s polity is so polarized that the case of Raymond Davis has become an highly emotive issue with the ‘liberals’ and the ‘ghairat brigades’ taking positions that would contribute little to resolve the crisis and an already complicated situation that has been made worse by ‘inspired leaks’ through Pakistani police and needlessly strident posture adopted by the US mission in Pakistan. Upping the ante in a tense stand-off with...

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Only someone like Mubarak could defend Netanyahu’s brand of democracy: An Israeli Newspaper op-ed

Posted on Feb 13, 2011

Can only Israel enjoy its limited democracy? The exodus from Egypt, from slavery to freedom, is for Hebrews only, not for Arabs. By Yossi Sarid Over the weekend, voices could still be heard in our country weeping over Hosni Mubarak, taken from us after 30 years in power and yet too soon. Voices were still being heard mocking and criticizing U.S. President Barack Obama, accusing him of ignorance and treachery. Israeli television and...

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Pakistan attack: ‘Schoolboy’ suicide bomber hits Punjab Regiment Centre in Mardan
Feb10

Pakistan attack: ‘Schoolboy’ suicide bomber hits Punjab Regiment Centre in Mardan

Posted on Feb 10, 2011

 The following BBC report on the suicide bombing of 31 innocent young cadets of Pakistan Army is yet another proof of how out of control the Talibans are and their capacity to strike even high security targets. What also caught my attention in the BBC footage was a big board on the entrance gate: THE PUNJAB REGIMENT CENTRE ( HOME OF THE PUNJABIS)… It added to my sad feelings!! Can’t comment more after seeing this on a...

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At hand, an Arab awakening: Financial Times
Feb05

At hand, an Arab awakening: Financial Times

Posted on Feb 5, 2011

Egypt’s youth-led popular uprising shows change across the region need not be Islamist but has dealt a blow to the west and undercut leaders’ pursuit of lifetime power  By Roula Khalaf Published: February 4 2011 Wedded to change: an engaged Egyptian couple join the crowd this week in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Many of those present were educated, internet-savvy and secular, with no political affiliation Middle Eastern...

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