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Israel – the Apartheid State – Part 4

Habib Siddiqui - Nearly half a century ago, a South African newspaper Die Transvaler that covered matters of apartheid had this to say: “Is there any real difference between the way that the people of Israel are trying to maintain themselves amid non-Jewish peoples and the way the Afrikaner is trying to remain what he is?”

Taliban’s jail in 50 ft long cave unearthed in northwest Pakistan

Farzana Shah - The Pakistani security forces during its operation against militants in Swat valley in northwest of the country unearthed a private jail of the militants in a 50 ft long cave.

Israel – the Apartheid State – Part 4

Habib Siddiqui - Nearly half a century ago, a South African newspaper Die Transvaler that covered matters of apartheid had this to say: “Is there any real difference between the way that the people of Israel are trying to maintain themselves amid non-Jewish peoples and the way the Afrikaner is trying to remain what he is?”

Establish an Emergency Financing Facility to tide over the global liquidity crisis

Establishment of an ‘Emergency Financing Facility’ is floated at the 15th Non Align Summit . Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa has proposed in the NAM Summit where nearly 118 Head of States participated, to combine their substantial collective resources to establish an Emergency Financing Facility which could be accessed in situations of the current sort. “For far too long, global financial institutions have been dominated by traditional economies, he pointed out. He further said “We believe in self-help and solidarity which are hallmarks of our movement as well.”Sri Lanka President in his address at the 15th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit opened at the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt on Wednesday afternoon said, “The world is today confronted by a crisis that is essentially the creation of the financial markets of certain developed countries. As a consequence of his financial crisis, our development agenda is challenged; our exports are crippled; our industries are suffering from a lack of confidence; and we face an externally induced liquidity shortfall. It is unfortunate that many countries of the developing world, which largely with their own resources climbed up the ladder of development, are adversely affected and even penalized in this manner due to the global financial crisis which was not of their own making.”

NAM pledges to fight terrorism in all its forms, saying terror shouldn’t be associated with any religion

M Rama Rao - The 118-member Non-Aligned Movement on Thursday resolved to fight terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, saying that terror should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilisation or ethnic group.

Israel – the Apartheid State – Part 4

Habib Siddiqui - Nearly half a century ago, a South African newspaper Die Transvaler that covered matters of apartheid had this to say: “Is there any real difference between the way that the people of Israel are trying to maintain themselves amid non-Jewish peoples and the way the Afrikaner is trying to remain what he is?”

Establish an Emergency Financing Facility to tide over the global liquidity crisis

Establishment of an ‘Emergency Financing Facility’ is floated at the 15th Non Align Summit . Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa has proposed in the NAM Summit where nearly 118 Head of States participated, to combine their substantial collective resources to establish an Emergency Financing Facility which could be accessed in situations of the current sort. “For far too long, global financial institutions have been dominated by traditional economies, he pointed out. He further said “We believe in self-help and solidarity which are hallmarks of our movement as well.”Sri Lanka President in his address at the 15th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit opened at the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt on Wednesday afternoon said, “The world is today confronted by a crisis that is essentially the creation of the financial markets of certain developed countries. As a consequence of his financial crisis, our development agenda is challenged; our exports are crippled; our industries are suffering from a lack of confidence; and we face an externally induced liquidity shortfall. It is unfortunate that many countries of the developing world, which largely with their own resources climbed up the ladder of development, are adversely affected and even penalized in this manner due to the global financial crisis which was not of their own making.”

NAM pledges to fight terrorism in all its forms, saying terror shouldn’t be associated with any religion

M Rama Rao - The 118-member Non-Aligned Movement on Thursday resolved to fight terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, saying that terror should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilisation or ethnic group.

An American and A Pakistani

By Adnan Gill - Way back when; circumstances crossed paths of an American and a Pakistani. While the American didn’t think much of it; the Pakistani couldn’t forget the chance encounter.

Apex court gives Nepal's former governor clean chit

Kosh R. Koirala - Nepal's Supreme Court cleared then governor of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), the central bank in the country, in a corruption charge.

Apex court gives Nepal's former governor clean chit

Kosh R. Koirala - Nepal's Supreme Court cleared then governor of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), the central bank in the country, in a corruption charge.

Israel – the Apartheid State – Part 4

Habib Siddiqui - Nearly half a century ago, a South African newspaper Die Transvaler that covered matters of apartheid had this to say: “Is there any real difference between the way that the people of Israel are trying to maintain themselves amid non-Jewish peoples and the way the Afrikaner is trying to remain what he is?”

SAARC Ambassadors Club inaugurated in Myanmar

SAARC Ambassador’s Club was inaugurated in keeping with the SAARC tradition, at a meeting, convened by Sri Lankan Ambassador to Myanmar, Mr. Newton Gunaratna at the Ambassador’s residence.


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