By James M. Dorsey A Saudi and UAE-driven campaign to isolate Qatar and by extension Iran puts non-Muslim Arab states in a bind and tests the degree of Saudi soft power garnered in decades of massive spending on the propagation of anti-Iranian, anti-Shiite Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism. The Saudi-UAE campaign, building on an increasingly vicious cyber
Ever since Mr. Narendra Modi assumed office as India’s Prime Minister three years back, he has been stressing almost every day about the need for rapid economic and industrial development of the country. He has also laid emphasis on several other issues of great importance such as promoting Yoga culture, cleanliness in public places, etc.
By James M. Dorsey The Trump administration this week appeared to take a potential step closer to backing efforts plotted by Saudi Arabia and the UAE to destabilize Iran; possibly topple its Islamic government; and force Qatar to fall into line with Gulf policies that target Iran, political Islam, and militants; with the appointment of
Shall we recollect the story of the goose that laid golden eggs! a fable that has survived over 2000 odd years. It’s fascinating because it has a resonance. Like in the fable, we prefer to manipulate and destroy our environment rather than be content with one gold egg a day. Kinship with nature is as
By Nauman Sadiq During the election campaign of 2008 before he was elected as the president, Barack Obama made an artificial distinction between the “just war” in Afghanistan and the unjust war in Iraq. In accordance with the flawed distinction, he pledged that he would withdraw American troops stationed in Iraq. The unilateral intervention in
Says he wants to break the culture of not keeping word – Binod Ghimire, Kathmandu May 25, 2017- Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal resigned on Wednesday to what he called honour a deal he had reached with the Nepali Congress (NC) some 10 months ago. PM Dahal announced his resignation in a televised address, saying
NOV 06 2018 PINAK RANJAN CHAKRAVARTY * 6 November 2018 In a double whammy, Bangladesh’s High Court has dealt another grievous blow to Begum Khaleda Zia, former prime minister and leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the major opposition party. The court enhanced her sentence in a corruption case from 5 to 10
Updated 20 September, 2018 0600 Justice Sinha was born in Moulavibazar district in the northeast Bangladesh where he grew up in a family of six siblings, five brothers and one sister. His father was a dedicated teacher and a scholar of the Hindu religion. During Bangladesh liberation war in 1971, he experienced the same