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The dying in Syria rests on the conscience of the West

Alon Ben-Meir

President Trump’s characterization of the US attack on specific Syrian chemical storage and research facilities as “mission accomplished” is technically accurate, as the intended targets were in fact destroyed. But declaring mission accomplished in the context of the continuing unfolding tragedy being inflicted on the Syrian people is cynical and …

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Tech security: look, who is guarding us!

What do you feel when a gun-toting security guard stares at you in the dead of the night when you are at your doorstep after attending a late night dinner party with your friends, colleagues, and family? Of course, it is very disturbing but one feels relieved as well for …

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American brand of democracy: Quelle démocratie?

Bashar enjoys the support of 80% of his people. What biz it is of the US to impose its brand of democracy on others? This is a ploy to commit genocide and plunder the resources of these countries. Watch youtube where that idiot GWB offers Putin help for introducing democracy …

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The rebuilding of Pakistan – a thought at best!

Pakistan’s like-minded Technocrats, appear thunderstruck with realities on the ground and ‘the Charge of the light Brigade’! They have a solution though, if only somebody would very kindly listen. “The Charge of the Light Brigade’ is that of the politicians who are mired in corruption, nepotism, looting and plundering of …

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Super powers chessboard contest – II

Russia used Iran as a base from which to launch air strikes against Syrian militants for the first time on 15 August 2016, widening its air campaign in Syria and deepening its involvement in the Middle East. (Reuters 16th August 2016) In a move underscoring Moscow’s increasingly close ties with …

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Haq and Khattak: Who was giving vote orders?

Haq and Khattak: Who was giving vote orders?

Jamaat-i-Islami emir has hurled a bombshell on its senior coalition partner Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) about the recent Senate elections making the whole exercise controversial. The revelations from JI emir Sirajul Haq are somewhat unexpected and startling, putting the whole PTI at defence line at the crucial times when the party …

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If the public wants an open press conference

Like many politicians, leaving aside Sheikh Rashid, Nawaz Shareef does not enjoy giving press conferences, and of late he has decided not to bother; though its domain of the Ex-Information Minister Parvez Rashid, and the present state minister for information Madam Maryam, but their low capability, non serious behavior, irrational …

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Rain and rainy days: What forecast tells us

Rains are associated with pleasant weather and romance in urban centres of Pakistan but their real economic outlook is celebrated or mourned, whatever the occasion is, by the farming community. An unexpected rain in Lahore in the third week of April was a pleasant surprise for the residents of Lahore …

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