President Barack Obama meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Oval Office of the White House.

US-Pakistan tête-à-tête

      By Yasmeen Aftab Ali On the invitation of the all-powerful US Prezzy, the not so powerful Pakistan Prezzy (aka prime minister) flew all the way to US to reinforce... Read more »

First investigate those who sponsored & supported Sri Lanka’s LTTE Terrorists

By Shenali D Waduge Before any hybrid court or international investigators are brought into the scene causing another burden to the taxpayer and wasting years compiling data what is more important is... Read more »

Mr. Modi from economic boost up to human calamity?

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan; The root cause of the partition of India and creation of Pakistan was the continuous denial of the rights of the Indian Muslims by some extremist elements... Read more »

First Nations Treaty(ies), Sovereignty and an Australian Republic

By Ghillar Michael Anderson Former PM Paul Keating’s foray back into Aboriginal politics (16 October 2015 Sydney Morning Herald article Paul Keating pushes ‘unfinished business’ of Indigenous treaty and republic) where he talks up... Read more »

HALAL and Haram

By Moulana Nazeer ul Hassan Thanvi; Halal (lawful) definition The term “Halal’’ means permitted or lawful in Islam, it describes anything that is permitted to use or engage in. They can be... Read more »
Influence of India's Hindu fundamentalists on their country's government

Influence of India’s Hindu fundamentalists on their government

Al Jazeera investigative report Since Narendra Modi, a Hindu nationalist and leader of the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), became prime minister of India in May 2014, groups of radical Hindu nationalists... Read more »

Abbott Govt. places high importance on international education sector

By Senator Michaelia Cash — The Abbott Government places a high importance on Australia’s international education sector – it is our largest services export and a key pillar of Australia’s economic growth and... Read more »

We the People of Pakistan, stand by General Raheel Sharif

By Saeed Qureshi – The PPP and the MQM are vigorously opposing the operation clean-up now underway in Karachi by the army because their top notches are in the eye of the storm.... Read more »

Allama Mashriqi, his family & the Khaksars Paid the Price for Freedom

(History has shown that freedom comes at a steep cost to those who fight to liberate a nation from oppression. Allama Mashriqi, his family, and the Khaksars paid the price for the... Read more »
Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey said half of all income tax in Australia comes from just 10% of workers. AAP Image/Carol Cho

Is 50% of all income tax in Australia paid by 10% of the working population?

By Ben Phillips, (University of Canberra) 50% of all income tax in Australia is paid by 10% of the working population.“ – Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey, interview with Fran Kelly on ABC RN... Read more »
Rohingya migrants stand and sit on a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman sea on May 14, 2015. The boat crammed with scores of Rohingya migrants -- including many young children -- was found drifting in Thai waters on May 14, according to an AFP reporter at the scene, with passengers saying several people had died over the last few days. AFP PHOTO / Christophe ARCHAMBAULTCHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images

A Slap on the Face of Humanity

By Saeed Qureshi The international apathy and silence on the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh is like a slap on the face of humanity. Can there be a... Read more »

Ordinary Pakistanis seem to love Indians. Do we love them back?

A visit to Islamabad reveals one unfortunate difference between the two South Asian countries By Aarefa Johari “Aap India se hai? You are Indian? That makes you our guest. We can’t take... Read more »

Where do Ram and Allah Live?

By Ram Puniyani Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made it a point to keep visiting temples when visiting other countries. His visit to Dhakeshwari Mandir and Ramkrishna Math in Bangla Desh were... Read more »

Youth Unemployment and Dr. King’s Dream

By Bernie Sanders Many years ago I was honored to be among those who marched on Washington with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I was there for his famous “I Have a... Read more »
Lebanon

Arab leaders and insanity of sectarian warfare

By Dr. Mahboob A. Khawaja Wars kill human beings and destroy human habitats. But the Western warmongers flag it as a positive development for change and economic necessity. Its net result is... Read more »

Why did Saudi Arabia intervene in Yemen?

By Mohammed Khalid Alyahya While Iran’s destructive influence in Yemen is as alarming to Saudi Arabia as its meddling in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, Saudi Arabia’s decision to intervene militarily in Yemen... Read more »

What is the objective of letting loose hard core LTTE terrorists?

By Shenali D Waduge The media has highlighted news of requests by LTTE-created-TNA to release LTTE prisoners. For whose benefit, why and for what reasons would a political party request to release... Read more »

Australians, unlike their politicians, care about the environment

On World Environment Day ACF’s CEO Kelly O’Shanassy says politicians need to start acting in the interests of the people they represent   By Kelly O’Shanassy I spent part of my childhood... Read more »

India is the most unqualified country to assist in Sri Lanka’s internal affairs

By Shenali D Waduge   Organizations that had been functioning as conduits to channel funds, enable money launder, carry out illicit as well as legal international business and help procure arms are now... Read more »
Jibril Rajoub shakes hands with Israeli soccer federation president, Ofer Eini

Did Israel buy its way out of FIFA suspension?

By Richard Silverstein You’d have to be comatose not to know of the startling revelations of massive corruption in FIFA that amounted to $150-million in the past few years alone. Eight current... Read more »
South China Sea dispute

South China Sea disputes test Beijing’s peaceful rise

By John Kemp The South China Sea has become the most important testing ground for the changing economic, political and military relationship between China and the United States. The islands, rocks, reefs... Read more »
World No Tobacco Day 2015

World No Tobacco Day: Will countries ‘walk the talk’ to end the tobacco epidemic?

Despite unprecedented pressure from tobacco industry to delay, dilute or thwart progress on a range of tobacco control measures globally, considerable achievements have been made by governments over the past years to... Read more »
Vigils were held in Karachi for those killed in 13 May attack on a bus by gunmen in Karachi.

Karachi killing add to the miseries of Pakistan

By Yasmeen Aftab Ali As many as 45 were killed and 20 injured as gunmen opened fire on a bus near Safoora Chowk area in Karachi. The number of those dead has... Read more »

How migrant crisis could lead to the break-up of the EU

Marco Antonsich The European Commission has taken a radical step in announcing a new policy on immigration, following the deaths of thousands of people in the Mediterranean. This is the first ever... Read more »