https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0u-ttTIG2M Chief Justice Chaudhry had become a symbol for pro-democracy and anti-Musharraf forces since he was ousted from office on March 9 on charges of judicial misconduct and nepotism. Chaudhry opposes President General Musharraf’s efforts to run as president while maintaining control of the army. He has criss-crossed Pakistan, making campaign-style speeches against dictatorial rule. […]
The noted journalist discusses militarism and the news media in a two-part interview.
Taghreed El-Khodary is a journalist based in Gaza who writes for The New York Times.
In the second part of the interview Varadarajan examines what he calls the “hysteria” around Iran’s nuclear program and India’s backing the U.S. campaign against Iran.
On June 12, citing security reasons, Israel closed the Karni crossing, the last remaining commercial entry point to Gaza. Only basic food and medicines are allowed in. A Palestinian businessman, quoted by the Associated Press, says 68,000 workers have since lost their jobs. According to Gisha, an Israeli human rights group, “more than 70% of […]
Today, a convoy of Chinese construction workers was attacked as it made its way out of the region, known as Baluchistan Province in southwest Pakistan. Fears for their safety grew after three Chinese workers were killed in northern Pakistan near Peshawar on July 8. Several Chinese women were also kidnapped and later released by Islamic […]
Chaudhry is charged with misconduct and abuse of authority. This week the Pakistani newspaper The News reported that the government would reduce some of the charges but would not reinstate Chaudhry who has been an outspoken critic of Musharraf. No one has claimed responsibility for today’s bombing which happened at a time of increasing tensions […]
Kurds consider Kirkuk part of their historic homeland and want a referendum to integrate the city into their autonomous region. But there are also tensions involving ethnic Turks, as well as Sunnis, who form the majority population, many of them relocated there by Saddam Hussein in the 1970s as part of a plan to “Arabize” […]
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Says Schell: To start framing issues on a global basis is crucial. “When we talk about ‘mainstream,’ we’re not talking the mainstream of public opinion, we’re talking about the mainstream of the opinion of the powerful.” Story Transcript JONATHAN SCHELL, AUTHOR: Well, there’s a whole array of issues now that present themselves, really, on a […]