Showing posts from September, 2011

Rebels fearful of Islamist takeover in Libya

Qatar’s support for a former jihadist leader who is now the top rebel commander in Tripoli, Libya, is causing unease among Libyan rebels who worry that the revolution that ended Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s four-decade rule is being hijacked by Islamists.

U.S. demands action on terrorist network

The United States on Tuesday demanded that Pakistan dismantle a terrorist network blamed for attacking a U.S. embassy as Pakistanis defended efforts to fight militants and demonstrated against the increasing U.S. pressure.

“There Are Concerns In Washington About Modi’s Role In 2002 Riots”

The coordinator of CRS report that named Narendra Modi as a potential prime ministerial candidate in 2014 on reactions in India.

Selective Morality

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi holds a dubious distinction, which is barely remembered now in the clamour around his supposed projection as a candidate for the post of prime minister in 2014.

Mullen: Pakistani spy agency assisting terrorists

Pakistan’s intelligence agency helped terrorists plan and conduct an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, last week, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Thursday.

‘Growth In India Will Slow Down As The Economy Grows’

The man who describes himself as the “Lady Gaga of finance” contends that the global recession is a consequence of globalisation.

‘If We Resolve The Basics, Manufacturing Will Grow’

The man the Businessweek rates as one of the most popular and influential exponents of management on the various challenges before India—and India Inc.

Ex-Afghan president killed in bomb attack

A Taliban suicide bomber with explosives hidden in his turban killed a former Afghan president who headed a government council seeking peace with Taliban militants.

Libyan rebels press pro-Gadhafi forces on three fronts

Libyan rebels on Friday were engaged in fierce battles with forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi in three of the ousted dictator’s remaining strongholds.

Rebels urge more NATO airstrikes

Libya’s new rulers urged the visiting leaders of Britain and France on Thursday to continue NATO airstrikes in the North African nation as rebels entered one of deposed dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s last remaining strongholds.

Indian Mujahideen on US terror blacklist

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday designated the Indian Mujahideen (IM), an India-based terrorist group with ties to Pakistan, as a “Foreign Terrorist Organisation” and a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist”.

Jackie Kennedy found Indira pushy, horrible

Jacqueline Kennedy was sharply critical of world leaders, including Indira Gandhi, according to newly released audio tapes recorded months after the assassination of her husband, John F. Kennedy, in 1963.

‘Islamist, Hindu terror India’s twin worries’

India faces a twin threat from indigenous Islamist and Hindu terrorism, according to a new Congressional Research Service (CRS) report.

Terrorists attack U.S. Embassy in Kabul

Male Islamic militants dressed as women in head-to-toe burqas infiltrated the heart of the Afghan capital on Tuesday and attacked the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters, using weapons smuggled in truckloads of construction material, a senior Afghan security official said.

Sombre America pauses to remember victims of 9/11

Two men divided by politics came together on Sunday morning to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon outside Washington.

US: Sad, Suspicious and Scared

Life in the United States of America changed on a crisp September morning 10 years ago. The deadliest terrorist attack on American soil resulted in a vicious racial backlash, the sting of which continues to be felt by Sikhs, Muslims and the South Asian community.

Lessons for India

While the United States has managed to prevent terrorists from striking on its soil since 9/11, the recent bomb blast outside the Delhi High Court left many in India wondering why India hasn’t been able to achieve a similar degree of success.

Gadhafi denies he’s in Niger; loyalists fire rockets at rebels

Forces loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi fired rockets at rebels on Thursday, hours after the ousted Libyan dictator denied he had fled to neighboring Niger.

Gadhafi backers in Niger, rebels say

A large convoy of Libyan military vehicles, led by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s security chief, crossed into neighboring Niger on Monday night, as rebels negotiated a takeover of the regime’s remaining strongholds.

One Gadhafi son set to surrender, rebel forces say

One of the sons of ousted strongman Col. Moammar Gadhafi was negotiating his own surrender, Libyan rebels said Wednesday, while another son issued a defiant message saying that the regime would fight to the death.