Showing posts from September, 2010

Pakistan quietly aids drone attacks

Pakistani officials offer behind-the-scenes support and vital intelligence for U.S. drone strikes that target terrorists operating in their territory, even as they denounce such operations in public as a violation of their sovereignty.

Afghan 'peace council' draws fire

A "peace council" established Tuesday by Afghan President Hamid Karzai to negotiate with the Taliban includes the man who is thought to have invited Osama bin Laden to Afghanistan and another who served as a mentor to the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks.

US raises N-liability concerns with Krishna

The Obama administration is encouraging the Indian government to find a solution that allows US firms to contribute to India’s nuclear energy needs, a US official said on Monday.

India seeks eased U.S. controls on sales of its defense technologies

India's defense minister says U.S. export controls that restrict the sale of defense technologies to blacklisted Indian entities are a "matter of concern" and should be lifted soon.

Kim's heir apparent set for debut in Pyongyang

North Korea's ruling Workers' Party is expected to unveil Kim Jong-il's third son as the successor to the ailing "Dear Leader" at a rare meeting in Pyongyang on Tuesday.

Delegates at U.N. pressed on vote in Sudan

A human rights group and Darfuris who fled ethnic violence in their homeland are urging delegates from more than 30 countries, including President Obama, who are meeting Friday in New York to press the Sudanese government to ensure a free and fair referendum on the independence of southern Sudan on Jan. 9.

Games an appealing target for LeT, says US

A top US counterterrorism official has warned that the Lashkar-e-Toiba can try and disrupt the Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi next month.

Instead Of A Process

Indian firms must opt for the nimbleness and creativity of co-creation

‘I’d Rather Hear Stories That Affect Our 600 Million’

Activist and academic Raj Patel’s profile proudly notes that he has worked for the World Bank and the WTO, and protested against them both around the world.

The Nano Mantras

Indian business gurus come of age globally

Problems plague India's Commonwealth Games

India's efforts to outshine the Beijing Summer Olympics with next month's Commonwealth Games are foundering under unsanitary quarters, construction delays, a record monsoon and an outbreak of dengue fever.

Sudan slow to act on referendum, official says

Delaying the Jan. 9 referendum on whether to divide Sudan into two countries would create instability and renew violence in the African nation, Sudanese First Vice President Salva Kiir, president of southern Sudan, warned Monday.

Koran protest stokes emotions

A proposed book-burning by an evangelical pastor in a Florida college town this weekend has inflamed sensitivities from Afghanistan to Washington, D.C., and added a new irritant to U.S. relations with Muslims abroad.

Indian nuke bill seen as bad for business

A bill approved last week by the Indian Parliament that holds suppliers of nuclear reactors and raw materials liable in the event of an accident is raising concerns that it will scare away foreign businesses from India's lucrative energy market.

U.N. report on Congo genocide strengthened

A draft U.N. report accusing the Rwandan army of massacring Hutus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the 1990s is corroborated by findings of an international human rights group.

Deportation of Iraqis from Europe worries U.N. agency

The United Nations’ refugee agency is expressing concern that Western European countries are forcibly deporting Iraqi citizens back to Iraq.

Pakistani Taliban added to terrorism blacklist

The Obama administration on Wednesday put the Pakistani Taliban on its international terrorism blacklist and announced a $5 million reward for information on the group's leaders Hakimullah Mehsud and Wali Ur Rehman.

US paid huge price in Iraq: Obama

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday night announced an end to the US combat mission in Iraq, not with a declaration of victory but rather a somber admission that the US had paid a “huge price.”