Opinions

“The UN: if it doesn’t exist, we would have to invent it”

Here is a special article on the occasion of the diamond jubilee of the United Nations. The United Nations officially came into existence on 24th October 1945 when the Charter was ratified by China, France, […]

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A Young Student’s Perception of Mesopotamian and Egyptian Civilizations

Egypt was a more stable civilization compared to Mesopotamia and also fuller of life and fun. Economically perhaps Mesopotamia flourished more than Egypt, and in art and culture Egypt edged over Mesopotamia”, says the young […]

Europe

Saudi Arabia chief foreign promoter of Islamist extremism in UK: Report

LONDON (TIP): Oil-rich Saudi Arabia is the chief foreign promoter of Islamist extremism in the UK, a new report has claimed, asserting that a “clear and growing link” can be drawn between overseas money and the recent wave of attacks in […]

Middle East

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to be released

CAIRO (TIP): Hosni Mubarak, who was overthrown as president of Egypt in an uprising in 2011, will be released from detention in a military hospital, the public prosecutor ruled on March 14, his lawyers and […]

Africa

Dabur takes a small step in southern Africa

NEW DELHI (TIP): An acquisition worth a mere Rs 4,700 is rarely expected to give rich dividends, especially if it means venturing into a market as big as Rs 30,000 crore. However, home-grown fast-moving consumer […]

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WHY WOMEN LIVE LONGER THAN MEN

It’s queer but true – women have a longer lifespan compared to men. Researchers Steven Austad and Kathleen Fischer of the University of Alabama explored this riddle in their latest perspective piece. “Humans are the […]

Middle East

King Tut’s dagger made from meteorite, say researchers

CAIRO (TIP): The iron blade of an ornate dagger buried in Egypt with King Tutankhamen probably came from a fallen meteorite, researchers have determined — a form of metal so prized by ancient Egyptians that […]

Europe

EgyptAir plane crash | Terror attack likely

CAIRO (TIP): A massive search was underway on Friday, May 20, for the wreckage of an EgyptAir plane en route from Paris to Cairo that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board, […]

Middle East

EGYPTAIR HIJACKER REVEALS WHY HE TOOK OVER THE PLANE

CYPRUS (TIP)The man suspected of hijacking an EgyptAir flight and redirecting it to Cyprus has appeared in court and said he acted in a bid “to see his wife and children”. Seif Eldin Mustafa, 59, […]

Middle East

Toddler gets life in prison for rioting in Egypt

Feb 23: In a surreal verdict, a military court last week found the boy, Ahmed Mansour Qorany Sharara, and 115 other people guilty of killing three people and sabotaging public and private property during a […]

Middle East

THE RISE AND RISE OF ISIS

ISIS ushered in 2015 with the terrifyingly typical displays of brutality which initially put the group in the international community’s crosshairs. They beheaded Japanese hostages, burned a Jordanian pilot alive in a cage and announced the […]

Middle East

Gunmen attack tourist bus of Arab-Israelis in Egypt’s Giza

CAIRO (TIP): Motorcycle-borne masked gunmen opened fire on a tourist bus of Arab-Israeli citizens and a hotel close to the Giza pyramids in Egypt during a rally of Muslim Brotherhood supporters today, but the tourists […]

Featured

Prabhu Dayal serves hot Karachi Halwa

NEW YORK (TIP): Why would Zia want to climb five floors of a hotel? Why did someone think Zia could fix his TV? Was Zia practicing Urine therapy? What did Christopher Lee and Alyque Padamsee […]

Europe

ISIS: Muslim-majority countries across the world overwhelmingly detest terrorist group

LONDON (TIP): ISIS is almost universally detested across the Middle East, Asia and Africa, even in Muslim-majority countries, a new poll has shown. Despite rhetoric about supposed “sympathy” for the terrorist group among Muslims in […]

Children pay floral tributes to Chacha Nehru
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The enduring legacy of Nehru: a tribute to the architect of modern India

A moment comes, but comes rarely in history, when we step out from the old to new, when an age ends, and when a soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance’. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru delivered these […]

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Europe

Egypt’s president visits Britain to discuss terror and trade

LONDON (TIP): Egypt‘s leader has defended anti-terror legislation enacted in August, arguing that the country needs stability and time to achieve a democratic future for his nation. In a BBC interview before his first official […]

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A US-Pak nuclear deal would be a threat to India’s security

If a report in a US newspaper is to be believed, a US-Pakistan nuclear deal might be on the cards. The report says that such a deal is being considered around Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif‘s visit […]

Business & Economics

The Context of the Cease-Fire Decision in the 1965 India-Pakistan War

By declaring a ceasefire with effect from 3.30 a.m. on 23 September 1965, did India miss an opportunity to attain decisive victory over Pakistan? Yes, according to the existing narrative, which attributes the ceasefire decision […]

Rafale Deal
India

Rafale deal stuck in negotiations

NEW DELHI (TIP): Five months after India announced the deal to purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets “off the shelf” from France, much of the expectations from the big-ticket deal appears to have evaporated due to […]

Secret police detentions of activists on the rise in Egypt
Europe

Secret police detentions of activists on the rise in Egypt

CAIRO (TIP): The knock on the door came just before midnight, a group of plainclothes police demanding that 29-year-old Fatma el-Sayed, an activist with one of Egypt‘s secular opposition groups, come with them. Her father […]

India

Two Indian cities at high risk of terror strike

LONDON (TIP): Two Indian cities -Imphal (ranked 32) and Srinagar (ranked 49) have been named to be at “extreme risk” of a terrorist attack, mainly aiming to cause mass casualty and destroy public transport networks. According […]

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Business & Economics

Shell to buy BG for $70bn, take on Exxon

Royal Dutch Shell agreed to buy smaller rival BG Group for 47 billion pounds ($70.2 billion) in the first major energy industry merger in more than a decade, closing the gap on market leader ExxonMobil after […]

Indian-American Rashad Hussain appointed US Special Envoy and Coordinator
Indian Americans

Indian-American Rashad Hussain appointed US Special Envoy and Coordinator

Rashad Hussain (37), an Indian-American has been appointed Special Envoy and Coordinator for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications to expand global engagement and partnerships of the US to counter violent extremism.   Rashad […]

Europe

Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist Fahmy released from prison

CAIRO (TIP): Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy was released from an Egyptian jail on Friday, after spending more than a year in prison on terror-related charges in a case that was denounced as a sham […]

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ISIS EXPANDING ‘INTERNATIONAL FOOTPRINT’

The Islamic State, despite being driven by Kurdish fighters from its one-time Syrian stronghold in Kobani last week, nevertheless is extending its reach well beyond Iraq and Syria, military officials and analysts warn — represented, […]