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AP: S. Korea covered up mass abuse, killings of 'vagrants' 19.4.2016 AP Top News
BUSAN, South Korea (AP) -- The 14-year-old boy in the black school jacket stared at his sneakers, his heart pounding, as the policeman accused him of stealing a piece of bread....
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'Maldives is sitting on a time bomb' 4.3.2016 Hindu: Interview
Ex-President Nasheed urges India to stop appeasing dictators, seeks help to restore democracy.
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Hillary the Hawk 29.2.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Despite being an icon for many liberals and an anathema to the Republican right, former US Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's positions on the Middle East have more closely resembled those of the latter than the former. Her hawkish views go well beyond her strident support for the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. Hillary Clinton, a Democratic presidential hopeful, speaks during a rally at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, February 26, 2016. (Doug Mills / The New York Times) Despite being an icon for many liberals and an anathema to the Republican right, former US Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's positions on the Middle East have more closely resembled those of the latter than the former. Her hawkish views go well beyond her strident support for the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 and subsequent occupation and counter-insurgency war. From Afghanistan to Western Sahara, she has advocated for military solutions to complex political problems, backed ...
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NBW against Musharraf in Lal Masjid cleric murder case 20.2.2016 Hindu: Home
Pertaining to Abdul Rashid Ghazi, who was killed in a military crackdown in July 2007.
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Burden of memories, reality of the present 3.2.2016 Hindu: Columns
Let us not merely mourn the loss of a literary giant. Let us also mourn the loss of a man who understood his country and ours
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Is European Integration Unraveling? An Interview With Noam Chomsky 25.1.2016 Truthout.com
Noam Chomsky. (Photo: Andrew Rusk ) Noam Chomsky, one of the world's leading critical intellectuals, offers his insights on Europe's migration and refugee crisis and other current European developments - including the ongoing financial crisis in Greece - in an exclusive interview with Truthout. Truthout will never hide stories like this behind a paywall or subscription fee. Help us continue publishing free and uncensored news by making a donation today! Europe is in turmoil. The migration and refugee crisis is threatening to unravel the entire European integration project. Unwilling to absorb the waves of people fleeing their homes in the Middle East and North Africa, many European Union (EU) member states have began imposing border controls. But it is not only people from Syria and Iraq, as mainstream media narratives would suggest, who are trying to reach Europe these days. Refugees come from Pakistan and Afghanistan and from nations in sub-Saharan Africa. The numbers are staggering, and they seem to ...
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Musharraf comeback on the cards 31.8.2015 Hindu: News
Pakistan’s former military dictator Pervez Musharraf could soon stage a political comeback as head of a new party combining all factions of the Muslim League except the ruling PML-N of Prime Minis...
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One size does not fit all 25.7.2015 Telegraph: Opinion
A headline that read, "Kejriwal mulls Greek-style referendum on full statehood of Delhi" strengthens - perhaps even confirms - one's suspicion that Indian politicians, including the young, "educated" ones, are either ignorant of the Constitution of India, or have learnt the art of fooling the common man, which, more often than not, ruins their own reputation and credibility in the eyes of the people who mistakenly elected them. How else can the chief minister of a Union territory talk about or even consider a 'referendum' in the Indian context?
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Mush, Qadri to launch ‘national govt’ drive 7.7.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf is set to launch a campaign for a ‘national government’ in the coming weeks in alliance with Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri after forming the Muttahida (united) Muslim League, The Nation learnt. “The formation of the Muttahida Muslim League (MML) is expected soon after the Eid (likely on July 18). The new party ...
Kundi least worried about defections in PPP 5.7.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - Faisal Karim Kundi, 40, the newly-elected Secretary Information Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is least worried about the increasing dropouts in his party, arguing that only genuine ideological workers can stick to the left-leaning political party in the long run. In an exclusive interview with The Nation since getting the slot of Secretary Information PPP, Kundi, who hails from ...
Zardari calls for collective struggle against extremism 5.7.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday stressed the need for collective struggle against the pernicious mindset of religious fanaticism and extremism. “In the past our people have consistently refused to be suppressed by brute force and have always bounced back to seize their democratic rights from the jaws of dictators,” he said this in a message on the 38th ...
Toward a Rational US Strategy (Part 1) 1.7.2015 ConsortiumNews.com
Special Report: Current U.S. foreign policy is driven by neoconservative ideologues and tough-talking “liberal interventionists” who spread chaos and death around the world while failing to serve real American interests. It’s time for a fundamental rethinking, writes former U.S. diplomat William R. Polk. By William R. Polk Judaism, Christianity and Islam have proclaimed that humankind faces…
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Supreme Court seals fate of 18th, 21st amendments 27.6.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court Friday reserved its judgment on 18th and 21st amendments case, declaring that the judges want terrorists punished without undue delay and religious extremism curbed. The court also stressed some rules must be devised to decide which court hears what terrorism case, instead of practicing pick and choose method that could lead to delays in making decisions and allow ...
PPP believes in strengthening defence institutions: Kaira 19.6.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - Secretary Information Pakistan People’s Party Qamar Zaman Kaira on Thursday said that PPP believed in strengthening defence institutions and Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari had made an attempt to unite the institutions of the country. Addressing a press conference here at PPP Central Secretariat, Qamar Zaman Kaira pointed out that Zardari had stated, ‘Don’t disturb ...
CJ quizzes about parliament’s power to amend constitution 3.6.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk Tuesday questioned if it is assumed that under Article 239 the parliament has no power to amend the constitution but if such amendment is necessary then what procedure will be adopted. “Does the constitution provide or cater for such eventuality?” the chief justice further asked, while heading Full Court of Supreme Court, which heard petitions ...
MPs can't go against people's wishes: SC 21.5.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court has been asked not to assume the burden which the Constitution has not conferred upon it, as “the judiciary has nothing to with the constitutional amendments”. Khalid Anwar, the govt’s counsel, argued before the Full Court, headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk, that the judiciary does not have the treatment of all ailments, saying in the last three ...
Imran Khan expresses concern over Morsi's death sentence 17.5.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
Islamabad: Chairman PTI Imran Khan expressed concern over the death sentence meted out to deposed President Morsi by an Egyptian court today. He said that Pakistan had suffered tremendously as a result of the hanging of its democratic leader Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto by a military dictator. The Pakistani nation and democracy in Pakistan continue to suffer the fallout from ZAB's hanging as the ...
Senators seek report over May 12 carnage 13.5.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - Recalling May 12 Karachi carnage in 2007, lawmakers in the upper house of the Parliament Tuesday demanded a detailed report over the killings, besides booking former president Pervez Musharraf and his associates in a case in this connection. The lawmakers termed May 12 a black day and sought a detailed report about Karachi killings. Senator Usman Kakar of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party ...
The British Elections of 2015 10.5.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
What was expected to be the most unpredictable election in a generation ultimately proved to be yet another demonstration of the fallibility of political predictions and conventional wisdom; the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom trounced Labour to win an outright majority in the House of Commons, defying a narrative, bolstered for months by polling and expert opinion, that confidently ...
‘Judiciary is keeper of constitution, not conscience’ 7.5.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - The politicised judiciary cannot be the guardian of fundamental rights and would lead to the deprivation of the people’s rights. Hamid Khan, representing various bar councils, including SHCBA, said this while arguing his case before a Full Court of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, here on Wednesday. The Full Court is hearing various petitions against the ...
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