Is India doing ‘business’ with IS in Libya, asks Tewari

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Manish Tewari on Saturday questioned whether India was “doing business” with terror outfit Islamic State (IS) in Libya. “Happy two Indians released in Sirte Libya pray for others. Ques- since (Foreign Minister) Sushma Swaraj claiming credit – is India doing business with IS in Libya,” tweeted the former information and broadcasting […]

Taliban leaders to re-elect Mullah Omar’s successor

ISLAMABAD: Following the death of Mullah Omar, dissident Afghan Taliban leaders have formed a ‘shura’ or council, to elect a new chief after controversy surfaced over the election of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, a council’s member said Saturday. Mansoor, the former aviation minister in the Taliban government, was elected this week after the Taliban formally confirmed […]

India home to 180 million Muslims

NEW DELHI: Muslims account for 180 million of India’s 1.1 billion people, Indian Deputy National Security Advidor Arvind Gupta announced  on Saturday. The number was revealed in a meeting between Gupta and Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Egyptian grand Imam of al-Azhar and a prominent figure in the Muslim world. “Al-Azhar is an international institution, respected by […]

Slain Palestinian toddler’s parents, brother fighting for lives

RAMALLAH – The parents and brother of a Palestinian toddler burned to death by suspected Jewish extremists were fighting for their lives Saturday, as protests over the arson attack entered a second day. The firebombing of the family’s home in the occupied West Bank, which killed 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha, sparked an international outcry over […]

Saudi official says bin Laden family killed in plane crash

LONDON (AP) — Family members of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among people killed in a private jet crash in southern England, a Saudi ambassador said, but did not further identify the dead. Prince Mohammed Bin Nawaf Bin Abdel-Aziz, the Saudi ambassador to the United Kingdom, offered his condolences to the wealthy […]

Iraqis take mandatory day off as heat wave smothers Mideast

BAGHDAD (AP) — It’s a 15-minute walk through a lush palm grove from Baghdad’s al-Takia refugee camp to the nearest well, but as temperatures hovered around 52 degrees Celsius (126 F) on Thursday, Zakiyah Abdullah, who is eight months pregnant, said it felt like an eternity. Scorching temperatures are normal this time of year, but […]

A Triumph of Humanity Over Political Divide

Bollywood’s production in a milieu where the missiles and nuclear weapons are named after Prithvi, Abdali, Ghazanvi and Agni for icing the bitterness on the cake baked from the ingredients of centuries old religious rivalry is a ray of hope for the peace loving souls of the region.  PASSION, love and peace have no frontiers […]

Roaring Nature- a call for personal change

Earth has tolerated enough of our greed and wanton loot. Time testing is over now. Earth has started reacting to highly catalysed actions. Everything that surrounds us has purposeful balance. From tiny organisms that go unnoticed to giant mammals, microflora to mighty trees, deep oceans to towering mountains, there is a manner and framework. Space […]

Is There Such Such a Thing as Just Guerrilla Warfare?

JUST war theory is currently among the most influential perspectives on the ethics of war, dominating both the moral and the legal discourse. The just war tradition has enjoyed a long and distinguished pedigree, including St. Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Hugo Grotius, Francisco Suarez, Emerich de Vattel, and Francisco de Vitoria. Many of the rules developed […]

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