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DECAY OF US SOCIETY

What in the world is happening to America? All around us there are disturbing signs that the slow-motion collapse of society is accelerating. With each passing year, criminals seem to be getting more desperate and more twisted. Some of the sick things that some people are willing to do to their fellow human beings are simply beyond description. What kind of psychotic individual would hold elderly men captive for a decade in order to get their Social Security and veteran benefit checks?

BEIJING FOLLOW-UP

Shamshad Ahmad
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif recently made a highly productive six-day visit to China, his first-ever foreign trip after assuming office. His Chinese counterpart Premier Li Keqiang too had included Pakistan in his first-ever foreign itinerary six weeks ago when he visited India, Pakistan, Switzerland and Germany.

During his meeting with the then prime minister-elect Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad, Premier Li – in his oriental civility and courteousness – expressed the hope that Nawaz Sharif’s first foreign visit will be to China.

WAKE UP EUROPE

However, there is more at stake in such community uprisings than mere opposition to the ban; the riots should also be seen against the background of the rising violence against Muslims in Europe.

Several violent attacks against Muslim women preceded the riots in France. One of the most severe incidents occurred on 13 June, when two men physically abused a 21 year-old pregnant woman.

Muslim women are increasingly the victims of violence.

What Happened to Jews of Pakistan?

Shalva Weil
Pakistan was never traditionally antisemitic. In fact, it may come as a surprise that Pakistan hosted small, yet thriving, Jewish communities from the 19th century until the end of the 1960s. Recently, Yoel Reuben, a Pakistani Jew living in the Israeli town of Lod whose family originated in Lahore, documented some of the history of the Jewish communities with photographs of original documents. When India and Pakistan were one country, before the partition in 1947, the Jews were treated with tolerance and equality.

Explosion of Population

(Hayam Qayyum)
According to the Population Reference Bureau, 2012, Population Data Sheet; Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world with an estimated population of 180 Million where 20 percent of it is living below the poverty line earning 1.25 dollars per day. The population growth rate of Pakistan is among the world’s highest, officially estimated 3.1 percent per year, but privately thought to be 3.3 percent per year and gulping all the available resources of the country.

Nawaz's Statement Text for Cameron

I am pleased to welcome Prime Minister David Cameron and his delegation to Pakistan. He is the first Head of Government to visit Pakistan, since the historic democratic transition took place in this country. The people of Pakistan in the 11 May national elections have shown yet again, their unflinching confidence in democracy and the democratic ideals.

Azerbaijan's Opposition Gears Up To Give Aliyev Serious Challenge

By Arifa Kazimova from Baku
- Azerbaijan hasn't had a competitive presidential election since Abulfaz Elchibey was voted into office in 1992. But the country's opposition political forces hope to change that when voters go the polls in October.

On Azerbaijan's Republic Day holiday last month, a wide swath of the country's opposition came together to form a National Council, headed by writer Rustam Ibragimbekov, 74, who won an Academy Award in 1995 for his script for the Russian film "Burnt by the Sun."

Salvation Day of Azerbaijan

Today, the people of Azerbaijan are masters of their fate.The state of Azerbaijan is governed by will of the Azerbaijani people. It carries on
Heydar Aliyev’s policy in order to get all of future plans true.There is no doubt that the Azerbaijan’s contemporary history is completely linked with the name of its National Leader Heydar Aliyev. Mr. Heydar Aliyev dedicated his whole life to his Motherland and always stood with his Nation in most dreadful times.

Chinese massages vs Chinese ambitions

Saeed Minhas - An eventful election period in Pakistan seems to have exhausted the diplomatic corps in federal capital to the extent that soon after hearing the opening address of the newly-elected prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif many of them were seen rushing for a kneading in the city’s elite and notorious parlors.

Two Points for Pervaiz Rasheed to Start With

Tazeen Akhtar - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's cabinet was sworn in the other day. Senator Pervaiz Rasheed has been appointed Minister for Information and broadcasting that was already expected only because of his media friendly personality and long term close relations with the big wigs of media industry. Pervaiz Rasheed headed Pakistan Television from 1997 to 1999 during last Government of Nawaz Sharif. As the Chairman of state owned TV, his performance was remarkable.

What is Happening in Istanbul?

tarihinde yayımlandı - I am writing to let you know what is going on in Istanbul for the last five days. I personally have to write this because at the time of my writing most of the media sources are shut down by the government and the word of mouth and the internet are the only ways left for us to explain ourselves and call for help and support.

Islam and Muslims in Taiwan

Ibrahim Bao - The presence of Islam and Muslims in Taiwan is not very old. Around 1949 thousands of Muslims from all parts of Mainland China migrated to Taiwan in company with the Nationalist government. Again in 1980 a big influx of Muslims from Thailand and Myanmar immigrated into this part of the world. The present population of Taiwan Muslims counts at about 60,000 which is 0.2 per cent of the total population. Most of the native Muslims are soldiers and public servants.

Russia and Pakistan - Prospects of Interaction

by Mr. Igor Morgulov - Diplomatic relations between our countries were established on May 1, 1948 following the agreement reached in New York by then Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the USSR Andrei A. Gromyko and Foreign Minister of Pakistan Zafrullah Khan. Shortly the Embassies of the USSR and Pakistan opened in Karachi and Moscow.

Raft of challenges for new govt

Muhammad Aamir Rana - Pakistan in its 65-year-old history has tumbled from one crisis to another and even now is immersed in a crisis situation which is far more critical than it has ever experienced. Pakistan adversial relations with its enemy India and the US duplicitous role together with leadership crises and abysmal performance of our successive regimes are principally responsible for keeping Pakistan geo-political environment tense ridden and domestic front in the state of flux. The new struggles are no longer ideological, cultural and historical.

Energy Crisis

{ Yasmeen Ali } In Pakistan, depending on your place of residing, there is no electricity from six to twenty hours a day. Whereas it has hit hard the lives of the common man, making it impossible to function on a day to day basis, it has also brought down production in industrial sectors drastically, costing contracts and jobs of millions across the country.

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