Among many trouble spots in the world, two stand out: Kashmir and Palestine. People in both locales face a ruthless enemy hell-bent on wiping out their identity. The people of Kashmir have been struggling for their basic rights for more than 70 years. They need our support.
In case of government debt, politics usually plays an important role in the decision to open and close the debt tap and in Lebanon everything is political. It seems that debt lenders—international financial institutions—have a vested interest in keeping the debt cycle going.
The US mid-term elections have produced some interesting results that will surely force many to think again: Islamphobes have lost big time and Muslims have won. This gives cause for reflection.
Imran Khan may have won the elections but the mess his predecessors have left behind will take a long time to clean up. This will not be easy while people’s patience is likely to wear thin soon amid heightened expectations.
Imran Khan’s victory in Pakistan’s general elections in July has broken the monopoly of the Sharif-Zardari mafia families raising great hopes among the people.
With the federal government as well as two of the four provinces—Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab—under his belt, Imran Khan, leader of the Pakistan Tehrik-e Insaf (PTI) party is a greatly satisfied person. His 22-year-long struggle for change from the two mafia families—the Zardari-Bhutto combine and the Sharifs (no sharifs, those crooks)—has finally borne fruit.
Initial results of the July 25 elections show that Pakistan Tehrik-e Insaf (PTI) led by cricket-hero-turned-politician seems to have swept the polls.
That democracy is a fraud is now well established. In Pakistan’s case, it is also a big time money game.
In the confessional ridden political set-up in Lebanon, the Hizbullah-led alliance still emerged on top despite US, Zionist and Saudi manipulation and disruption.
The 92-year-old former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad is back in power ousting his former protégé, the scandal-ridden Najib Razak.
Like a mad uncle coming down from the attic wielding a cane to sort out noisy children, Mahathir Mohamad has once again stormed Malaysian politics. At 92, the coalition he led, Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope), achieved a stunning victory against the ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional (BN).
There is an election of sorts taking place in Egypt right now. The sole candidate is General Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, the brute in uniform whose only opponent used to be his campaign manager. This farce is being enacted in order to provide a veneer of legitimacy to a blood-soaked regime.
By locking up all challengers, dictator el Sisi wants to be crowned uncontested king in Egypt’s presidential elections.