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Mandela is dead - Why hide the truth about Apartheid?

---By: Fidel Castro ---
Maybe the empire thought that we would not honor our word when, during days of uncertainty in the past century, we affirmed that even if the USSR were to disappear Cuba would continue struggling.

World War II broke out on September 1, 1939 when Nazi-fascist troops invaded Poland and struck like a lightning over the heroic people of the USSR, who contributed 27 million lives to preserve mankind from that brutal massacre that ended the lives of 50 million persons.

Role of Media Communication in Disaster Management

Salman Khalid-In the wake of sufferings caused by natural and man-made disasters in the last couple of decades, a new realization is taking place in the contemporary world. There prevails a general comprehension to minimize the losses both to life and property to maximum possible level through effective communication utilizing technology based systems.

Baku Forum: Lessons for Pakistan

Muhammad Asif Noor-
Two-day Baku International Humanitarian Forum in October 2013 attracted world's attention and brought galaxy of dignitaries from around of the world including former Presidents, Nobel Laureates, Diplomats, prominent figures of science and culture elite of different countries, academicians, journalists, heads of international influential organizations, parliamentarians from more than 100 countries.

Long march by Baloch Missing Persons

 Muhammad Aamir Rana - The Long Marchers have completed 700 km and entered Karachi after travelling 27 days on foot.Before reaching Karachi a car tried to ram the walkers on three occasions and the marchers are receiving death threat messages on their cell phones

Dispute over Drone

(Greg Miller) American and Pakistani officials sharply disagreed Thursday about whether an Islamic school was struck by a US drone, in an unusual attack that inflamed tensions over the CIA drone campaign. According to Pakistani officials, three missiles were fired into a compound in Khyber ­Pakhtunkhwa province about 5 a.m. local time Thursday, a rare strike outside the Pakistani tribal areas near the Afghan border that are usually targeted by US drones.

Armenian Foreign Policy U-Turn

Ansar Mahmood Bhatti--
On 28-29 November, the European Union’s Lithuanian presidency will host the Eastern Partnership Summit, where association agreements with Moldova, Georgia and Armenia are expected to be initialed, and where an EU-Ukraine association agreement is expected to be signed. These agreements are accompanied by Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements (DCFTA) with the EU, which are making Moscow nervous.

Joint Statement

Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Thursday released joint statement of meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Obama. Here is the full text of the statement.

Transit Passage of the Eurasion Countries

Abbas KARAAGACLI
Giresun University
Giresun / TURKEY
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Nawaz Sharif Address to USPBC

Prime Minister’s Remarks at the
US-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC) Luncheon.
Washington DC 21 October 2013

Executive Vice President U.S. Chamber Myron Brilliant
Chairman Miles Young,
Executive Director Espie Jelalian,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am delighted to be with you this afternoon at the US Chamber of Commerce – the world’s largest business organization.

Nomination is Milestone

By Sherry Rehman
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She didn’t win the Nobel Peace Prize. That’s totally ok. The award nomination is a milestone among many.
Malala Yousafzai, 16, is still proud and hopeful that she will move bigger mountains. So is mainstream Pakistan.

Without going into who got the coveted prize and why, we congratulate the OPCW for the important work they do, and set our gaze to the future.

The Goldilocks Moot

Sherry Rehman

BOTTOM LINE: My readout on this meeting is that it met its expected low bar. It didn't do more than break the diplomatic ice, which it was set to do. Nor did it evolve into an opportunity for some serious peace take-aways, which is the leadership need of the Asian century. So it stuck to the Goldilocks middle, no big chill, but no big thaw either.

The meeting reflected little change in the Indo-Pak cycle of circling back to Zero every so often.

Science of Harmoniousness

Prof. dr. Ahmad Gashamoglu -
The Science of Ahengyol (Harmoniousness) was firstly proposed in 2008 by the Azerbaijani Sociologist and Mathematician Ahmad Gashamoglu. It means the way to harmoniousness.

Pak-Turk Joint Declaration on Strategic Cooperation

Taking root from the brotherly and historical relations between our nations;

Recognizing with profound satisfaction the manner in which these relations have developed and matured over the years through genuine goodwill, respect, common interests and mutual cooperation;

Proceeding from a desire to further consolidate relations between the two countries through intensified political and economic cooperation by taking concrete and tangible steps in all spheres;

Welcoming the successful democratic election held in Pakistan in May 2013;

Istanbul - a jewel in the Turkish crown

Bashy Quraishy

In recent years, I have been visiting Turkey and particularly its dazzling and most cosmopolitan city-Istanbul on various occasions. Not only as a curious admirer of its awe-inspiring history, great landscape, magnificent cuisine, gracious people and famous hospitality but also to take part in numerous conferences, seminars and meetings with its political leadership.

THE TARIFFED TRUTH

What moved me to write was the fact that very serious events will be happening very soon. In our times, our species hardly spend ten or fifteen years without facing a true risk of disappearing. Neither Obama nor anybody else could ensure otherwise. I say this from a realistic perspective, since only the truth could offer to us a little more wellbeing and a breath of hope. We have come of age when it comes to knowledge. We have no right to deceive others or ourselves.

The overwhelming majority of the public opinion knows enough about the new risk ahead.

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