Gul Jammas Hussain

  • On her very first day in the Afghan parliament, Malalai Joya looked out across the new parliament and thought: "In every corner is a killer, a puppet, a criminal, a drug lord, a fascist. This is not democracy. I am one of the very few people here who has been genuinely elected." Indeed, ...

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  • I've been to that village in Pakistan many a time, but things were different on Saturday August 1, 2009. On that day, dozens of Christian homes were set alight and seven people were burnt to death after villagers received reports that the local Christians had desecrated the Holy Quran. The village ...

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  • Velupillai Prabhakaran's 26-year-long struggle to establish a separate homeland for the Tamil people of Sri Lanka ended in smoke when the Tamil Tigers' last bastions were overrun. The coup de grace happened on May 18 when the Sri Lankan military reported that Prabhakaran and his loyal deputies had ...

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  • After dithering for many years, it seems that the Pakistan military has finally decided to deal with the Taliban Frankenstein. The world was wondering what Pakistan was doing, until it launched a full-scale military offensive last week to halt the Pakistani Taliban, which had taken control of ...

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  • In the coming days and months, a great battle for the soul of Pakistan will be fought on its streets when thousands of lawyers and the masses in their millions take on the forces of the status quo in a final push to establish the rule of law. Pakistan has erupted in anger and frustration in ...

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  • In the coming days and months, a great battle for the soul of Pakistan will be fought on its streets when thousands of lawyers and the masses in their millions take on the forces of the status quo in a final push to establish the rule of law. Pakistan has erupted in anger and frustration in ...

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  • The Turkish Constitutional Court's ruling against a ban on the AK Party has averted a potential crisis in Turkey, but the narrow margin of the verdict: just two votes. That shows how close the secularist old guard came to staging a judicial coup against the ruling party. The self-appointed ...

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  • The "do more" phenomenon has set off a conflagration of extremism and terrorism in the tribal areas of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan whose flames are threatening to consume most of the country. But paradoxically, US officials' "do more" chorus harps on. Speaking Friday in Australia, US ...

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