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“Paying Ransoms, Europe Bankrolls Qaeda Terror”

The New York Times, July 30, 2014, p.A1

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/world/africa/ransoming-citizens-europe-becomes-al-qaedas-patron.html

“Kidnapping Europeans for ransom has become a global business for Al Qaeda, bankrolling its operations across the globe.   259 more words

Foreign Policy

Women police in Pakistan

This article makes the case for more police women in Pakistan, particularly emphasizing their effectiveness in counter-terrorism efforts. Women currently make up about 1% of police in Pakistan.

Asia

What's about to happen in Pakistan?

Situated between Iran, Afghanistan,China and India, Pakistan is a country which has very unique strategic and historical significance in the region. This country of almost 200 million people got independence from the British imperial rule on 14th August 1947 and since then the country has seen a lot of ups and downs. 1,619 more words

Current Events

Danial Ahmed reblogged this on Operation Pakistan and commented:

What will happen in Pakistan in the next few days? Current government has failed to control the state, it has failed to fulfill the promises it had made with the state, it has failed to carry out the sacred duty of the protection of life, property and liberty of the citizen. As the nation takes it to the streets to demand their rights, will we see a peaceful revolution, the likes of which this world hasn`t seen in the recent history or will we once again witness the scenes of Rabaa square massacre as state clenches down upon the protestors with an iron fist?

What's about to happen in Pakistan?

Situated between Iran, Afghanistan,China and India, Pakistan is a country which has very unique strategic and historical significance in the region. This country of almost 200 million people got independence from the British imperial rule on 14th August 1947 and since then the country has seen a lot of ups and downs. 1,619 more words

Current Events

A storm of persecution

Last Sunday in Pakistan, a mob rampaged through a ghetto of the minority Muslim Ahmadi sect in Gujranwala City, looting and set fire to houses and shops. 1,052 more words

Columnists

Making Mountains out of Manholes

Wednesday 30th July

And so we return after a number of days of blog silence. Since last Friday we have taken a trip to Zanzibar for a brief weekend break, about which I hope our Project Director Charlie will eventually write, once he has waded through the huge number of administrative challenges he has come back to. 1,328 more words