Showing posts from June, 2011

Apu’s At Work Here, Flonging The Pages

Indian-origin scribes have overcome old cultural stereotypes to ascend to the top.

Where Asok Comes To The Party

Second generation Indian Americans are making a mark in varied careers.

Libyan students in U.S., Canada to receive stipends again

QUEBEC CITY — Libyan students studying in the U.S. and Canada will begin receiving their scholarship money after the funds had been cut off under international sanctions against their home country.

Obama: Sudan’s violence stymies U.S. relations

The U.S. cannot improve relations with Sudan's government in Khartoum unless the north and the south end violence in an oil-rich region they both claim, President Obama said Wednesday.

Khartoum accused of ‘ethnic cleansing´

A senior Southern Sudanese official on Wednesday accused northern troops of “ethnic cleansing” near the internal border between the predominantly Muslim north and the mostly Christian and animist south.

Gadhafi forces flank key rebel-held Libyan city

With NATO’s attention mostly focused on Tripoli, troops led by two sons of Moammar Gadhafi have flanked Misrata in a pincer move aimed at retaking the key rebel-held city in Libya’s west.

Twitter, sex and politics

When Anthony Weiner, a Democratic congressman from New York, tearfully informed the world that he had sent inappropriate photographs of himself to women on Twitter, one couldn't help but be struck by a sense of deja vu.

US court lets Rana off on 26/11

Tahawwur Rana, a Chicago-based Pakistani native, was acquitted on Thursday by a US jury of conspiracy to provide material support to the terrorists who attacked Mumbai in November of 2008. More than 160 persons, including six Americans, were killed in that attack.

Haqqani terrorists threaten U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

Continued support from Pakistan's military and intelligence agency for a major Islamic terrorist network is hamstringing the Obama administration’s efforts to withdraw U.S. troops from neighboring Afghanistan, according to Western officials and analysts.

Taliban, al Qaeda pursue peace deals

A large number of Taliban and al Qaeda fighters “have lost all hope” and are seeking peace deals with the Afghan government since U.S. commandos killed Osama bin Laden last month, a senior Afghan official told The Washington Times this week.

Delay U.S. aid until Islamabad reforms, report says

The United States must delay much of a $7.5 billion aid package to Pakistan until the South Asian ally riddled with corruption and anti-American militancy makes major economic reforms, according to a new report.