The US threat to stop supporting UNESCO financially if it votes for the admission of Palestine as a full member amounts, simply, to blackmail.
For those of us who spend time analysing the US and Pakistani outlooks towards the so-called ‘endgame’ in Afghanistan, the picture looks quite murky.
If all sanity has not taken leave of the official America, the Saturday’s fatal Taliban’s assault in NATO military convoy in Kabul must serve it as a moment of truth and inject the much-missing indispensable element of realism and rationality into its Afghan adventurism at least now.
Wall Street, which has played the role of circulating necessary funds for growth in the global economy, has not been able to find a new form of money-lending since the collapse of Lehman Brothers. This kind of worry was often reflected in America’s financial institutions between July and September of this year. [Read more]
The Obama administration is palpably in a dilemma. It wants to get out of the Afghan quagmire but with a denouement at once pleasing and beneficial to America.
While the Americans have been claiming that their strikes against the Taliban have brought down the incidence of militancy by about 40 percent, the Taliban have been presenting increasing evidence that even the capital Kabul, considered to be the most secure place in Afghanistan, is not immune from their attacks.
A nightclub in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi suffered a grenade attack that injured 14 people. The Somali Islamic Youth Party subsequently claimed responsibility for the attack.
Last week, Kenyan troops entered Somalia to suppress the Islamic Youth Party. African media on Oct. 23 released news that the U.S. and French [Read more]
Americans have invested just slightly more than a billion dollars in the Libyan revolution, which is roughly as much as they spent per week in Iraq.
The city of New York is gripped by tension and has been so since the start of a movement — initially just national, which then spread also to Europe via the British — Occupy Wall Street. Thousands of people from all corners of the U.S., dissatisfied with the country's economic measures to overcome the world [Read more]