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The Middle East Plague Goes Global

A scary virus is sweeping Saudi Arabia. Six million religious pilgrims are about to descend on the country from across the world. The result could be disastrous.

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July 3, 2013

Myanmar Bans TIME Magazine Issue

By Shibani Mahtani Myanmar has banned this issue of Time magazine carrying the words, “The Face of Buddhist Terror,” with a photo of a controversial Buddhist monk. YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s government has banned this week’s international issue of TIME after widespread outrage in the country over the magazine’s cover story featuring a controversial monk […]

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June 27, 2013

Sectarian Killing Rattles Fearful Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s president, accused of fuelling sectarian hatred, promised swift justice on Monday for a deadly attack on minority Shi’ites as he tried to quell broader factional conflict to avoid a threatened military intervention.

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June 27, 2013

Rebels Get Saudi Missiles

Rebels fought to halt an advance by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces into northern Syria

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June 20, 2013

Umar Cheema Awarded for Courage

A reporter investigating corruption in Russia and a seasoned Pakistani journalist known for courageous muckraking reports have won the 2013 Knight International Journalism Award, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) announced.

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June 13, 2013

Lost Innocence at Guantánamo

Rebuffing President Barack Obama’s latest plea, House Republicans last week proposed keeping open the military-run prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba

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June 6, 2013

Change Has Finally Come to Pakistan

Although the voter chose Sharif’s experience over Imran’s innocence, this election may have changed Pakistan in more ways than we realise

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May 23, 2013

Pakistan Elections: How Nawaz Sharif Beat Imran Khan and What Happens Next

The results of the Pakistan elections are in – but how did a former exile win the vote? By promising airports to people who can’t afford bicycles, says novelist Mohammed Hanif

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May 16, 2013

Made in Bangladesh: The Terror of Capitalism

April 28, 2013 – Delhi. – On Wednesday, April 24, a day after Bangladeshi authorities asked the owners to evacuate their garment factory that employed almost three thousand workers, the building collapsed.

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May 9, 2013

The Fossil Fuel Secret Behind Burma

This is Dr. Nafeez Ahmed’s first post on his new blog, Earth Insight, hosted by The Guardian.

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May 2, 2013

Who Was Margaret Thatcher behind the hagiography what did she really do?

By George Galloway A man reacts as he attends a gathering of people celebrating the death of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland April 8, 2013. She was 87. REUTERS/David Moir Every controversial divisive deadly thing that Thatcher did is being placed in soft focus, bathed in a rose-coloured […]

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April 11, 2013

Haitian Americans Lead Fight Against Cholera Outbreak

Haitians are still stinging from the dismissal last February by the United Nations of their claim for justice on behalf of hundreds of thousands of people who have fallen ill and 8,000 who have died and continue to die since UN peacekeeping troops leaked raw sewage into the Artibonite River.

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March 28, 2013

Fighting Phantoms in Pakistan and Bangladesh

With its dubious war crimes tribunal, Bangladesh risks opening a Pandora’s box unleashing forces that Pakistan has been battling for the past couple of decades

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March 14, 2013

Syrian Rebels Capture Provincial Capital

Syrian opposition fighters captured the northeastern city of Raqqa on Monday

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March 7, 2013

Syria Opposition to Join Rome Talks After Foreign Aid Pledge

The UK said it was ready to ‘significantly increase’ its support for Syria’s opposition The Syrian opposition has agreed to attend an international summit in Rome, after the US and UK “promised specific aid” to the Syrian people. The group had previously announced it would boycott the talks because of “the world’s silence” over the […]

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February 28, 2013

The Republican Obsession

If last week’s hearing for Chuck Hagel raised questions about his capacity to be secretary of defense, the show trial conducted by his inquisitors on the tribunal raised questions about the GOP.

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February 21, 2013

My Name is Khan and…

Khan in one of his articles in The New York Times-Outlook Turning Points ((January 2013) suggested that India has a bias against Muslims

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February 14, 2013

Hijab for a Day: Non-Muslim Women Who Try Headscarves

World Hijab Day calls on non-Muslim women to try out life under the traditional head scarf. Can it lead to more religious tolerance and understanding?

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February 7, 2013

Being a Khan: Muslim Post 911

“Your name pops up on our system, we are sorry.” “So am I,” I think to myself, “Now can I have my underwear back please?”

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January 31, 2013

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