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Honor Killings undermine cherished values

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Honour+killings+undermine+cherished+values/6106378/story.html RESPECT FOR THE RULE OF LAW Murder by any name is still murder. The Shafia trials have again squarely focused our attention on the dark underbelly of abhorrent practices…

A New Question of Internet Freedom

Source: NY Times.   PARIS — European activists who participated in American Internet protests last month learned that there was political power to be harnessed on the Web. Now they…

Beg to Differ!

By Zubair Khan Strategically, Pakistan is situated at the crossroads of the important regions of South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population exceeding 180 million people,…

Denial no option in Catholic Church’s sexual abuse scandals: Vatican official

Courtesy Reuters: The Roman Catholic Church has sometimes been in denial over the sexual abuse of children by clergy but must now move forward to face up to the scandal, the…

The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World: Is it only a war against Christians?

Courtesy Newsweek: Ayan Hirsi Ali: We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West and combatants in the Arab Spring’s fight against tyranny. But, in fact, a wholly different…

Facebook Is Using You

Courtesy: NY Times: LAST week, Facebook filed documents with the government that will allow it to sell shares of stock to the public. It is estimated to be worth at…

Rash of house fires in freezing weather

At least three people have died in house fires over the weekend, and 50 animals were killed in a fire at a farm on Sunday. Several other non-fatal fires have…

Palestinians agree to hold elections ‘quickly’

AFP, Jordan Times. DOHA — Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fateh agreed at a meeting in the Qatari capital on Sunday that presidential and legislative elections must be held “quickly”,…

Sinai blast deals another blow to Jordan’s energy sector

by Taylor Luck | Feb 06,2012 JORDAN TIMES AMMAN — A dawn blast in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula dealt Jordan’s energy sector its latest setback on Sunday prompting officials to prepare…

‘Some see Turkey as a useful model for new Arab regimes’

Source: Agence France Press – JORDAN TIMES. ISTANBUL — For many in the Arab world, Turkey embodies something of an elusive ideal: an Islamist-based democracy with a strong economy. A…

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