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Pakistan’s apex court turns down PM’s appeal against indictment

The Supreme Court of Pakistan rejected on Friday(Feb. 10) the appeal of country’s Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani filed against his indictment in contempt of court notice, asking him to appear before it on February 13 when the charges would be framed against him for not reopening graft cases against President  Asif Ali Zardari. “Our […]

Harsh rhetoric against China’s veto of Syria resolution is misleading

Harsh rhetoric against China’s veto of Syria resolution is misleading

Some Western countries have been inveighing against Russia and China for their Saturday veto of a draft UN Security Council resolution on Syria. The ostensible focus of their outcry is that China, by siding with the Syrian government to support its own national interests, has derailed global efforts to end the “bloody” crackdown on civilians. […]

Science should have bigger role in policy making

Science should have bigger role in policy making

Science should play a bigger role in policy making and the task should be upheld by scientists in governments, an American scientist said here Thursday. Roger N. Beachy, vice chairman and president of Emeritus Donald Danforth Plant Science Center of the United States, told a public lecture in Bogor Agriculture Institute in West Java province, that in everything concerning […]

Former Maldives President urges U.S. not to recognize new gov’t

Former Maldives President urges U.S. not to recognize new gov’t

  Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed urged the United States and the international community not to recognize Maldives’ newly formed government under Dr. Mohamed Waheed. Nasheed told media from his home that the United States and other countries must intervene and bring democracy to the crisis ridden Indian Ocean island nation. “We want international nations to reform the […]

Egyptian PM “Military rulers not to leave power until June 30”

Egyptian PM “Military rulers not to leave power until June 30”

  Egyptian Prime Minister Kamal el- Ganzouri said Wednesday that the ruling military authorities will stay in power until June 30, despite the recent calls for an immediate power transfer. Ganzouri said that the new constitution and presidential elections will be completed before the date. He asked those who demand the military council cede power […]

Israeli missile spotter team drills skills

Israeli missile spotter team drills skills

On the first evening of a two-day drill, officers and crews of the Israel Defense Force’s (IDF) Home Front Command (HFC) spotter teams, geared and trained to identify incoming missile fire, are practicing their responses and reactions. “Our role is to track an incoming missile attack against Israel and direct the troops on the ground […]

More Crimes, No Punishment in Egypt

More Crimes, No Punishment in Egypt

For a full year, starting with the fall of Egypt’s ex-dictator Mubarak on 11 February 2011, the ruling power in Egypt – the Military Council – has committed more crimes than reasonable for the Egyptian Revolution. It has been very clear to every humble mind observer that Mubarak and the Military Council are two faces […]

Supreme Court to review Gilani’s contempt in Pakistan

Islamabad, February 01, 2012: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has observed that it may review Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani’s contempt of court notice if he writes to Swiss authorities for reopening of corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. A seven-member apex court bench, headed by Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, heard the case on Thursday.   […]

Plight of HIV infected in India

Plight of HIV infected in India

<Video: Pramod Mathur>  Summary of three anecdotes in the video: It is about people living with AIDS in Nizamabad, Hyderabad, India. Part1 Manjula Manjula whose father, mother constructed the house, and after her father’s death they lost everything. Her husband was a truck driver, they got married 15 years back and they also have a […]

Images of Koreans in Foreigners’ Eyes

The number of registered foreigners living in Korea is around 920,000 according to the data of the Statistics Korea. They are living in Korea with Koreans and Korean culture and what do they think of Korea as a whole? AsiaN hosted “Tea with the foreigners living in Korea” at the Seoul office and heard their […]

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