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Surreal Demand!

By Syed M. Aslam The unscrupulous ruling elites of this country consider themselves above the constitution and the law because they have long been corrupted to think that they are themselves is the law. The ruling mafia misses no opportunity to express their disgust to the law and the recent …

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Only a stronger Germany will give the EU greater heft

By Jeffrey D Sachs Friends of Germany and Europe around the world have been breathing a sigh of relief at the newfound willingness of Germany’s Christian Democrats and Social Democrats (SPD) to discuss reprising their grand coalition government. The world needs a strong and forward-looking Germany in a dynamic European …

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Uzbekistan: The treasured land of Thinkers and Scholars


By Muhammad Asif Noor A local proverb goes like this “In all the other parts of the world light descend upon earth. From holy Samarkand and Bukhara, it ascends” reflects great knowledge and cultural history of the region and the people whose geniuses and intelligence made this region shinning out …

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Origins of endemic Israeli corrupton

By Ramzy Baroud The word ‘corruption is becoming increasingly synonymous with Israeli politics and society, but one should not expect mainstream Western media to broadcast this. American mainstream media, in particular, rarely makes the rampant corruption in Israel a recurring topic in its coverage. This discussion often starts and ends …

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Shiny Fridays, Black Tuesday!

By Syed M. Aslam Friday has always and always will be a shiny, bright, blessed, and at-peace-with-the-world-and-self day for us Muslims despite all attempts by hedonist, pleasure-loving, mercantile, profit-seeking and deceptive traders and retailers hell bent on spiking sales to rake profits overnight. Friday holds special status and sanctity in …

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Egypt gets condolences but needs global cooperation

By Linda S. Heard World leaders were quick to send sympathetic messages to the Egypt’s government and people following the monstrous terror attack on worshippers in the northern town of Al Arish, eliciting the greatest single death toll in the country’s modern history. The heartless creatures planted explosive devices outside …

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Palestinians are victims of an unjust US law

By James J. Zogby Imagine that you are a victim of a violent crime or theft but are forbidden from reporting it because Congress has passed a law that not only prohibits you from reporting the crime, but threatens punishment if you dare to do it. This is the situation …

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Violence against women is mostly about power

By António Guterres Every woman and every girl has the right to a life free of violence. Yet this rupture of human rights occurs in a variety of ways in every community. It particularly affects those who are most marginalised and most vulnerable. As it was just said, around the …

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Let’s plant more trees to combat climate change

By Justin Adams In response to climate change, land is key. Today, agriculture, forestry, and other land uses account for roughly a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. But adopting sustainable land management strategies could provide more than one-third of the near-term emission reductions needed to keep warming well below …

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