Mountain waters-Uneasy questions

Water as a resource from management perspective needs to be managed in the mountains very differently as compared to plains. This requires handing few uneasy questions. This essay attempts to see water management of the HKH debunked from global culture. If you live in Hindu Kush Himalayas, most likely you have grown stoic to difficulties [...]

FARC rebels urged to disarm by Colombian president

One soldier was killed and two more were injured Sunday after simultaneous attacks from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in several towns of Colombia’s southwestern Cauca region. Police said that the soldier died in one of the first attacks in Suarez municipality, where FARC members launched explosive devices against an army vehicle. Blog [...]

US Senators urges was against Pakistan

On 25 September 2011, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham serving on the Senate Armed Services Committee stated on FOX NEWS that the U.S. should consider war against Pakistan, a country known to have supported anti-NATO Afghan rebels. Although the war in Afghanistan is unpopular with the majority of Pakistanis, although it is unpopular with NATO allies, [...]

MexicoBlog Editorial: why such extreme violence?

My seatmate on the Caravan to the South was a mature woman from Cuernavaca, the birthplace of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity. I asked her why she was on the journey. She responded that her son was a school mate and close friend of Juan Francisco, the murdered son of Javier Sicilia, [...]

Rights group urge scrutiny of Bangladesh spy agency

Bangladesh security agencies need to be under scrutiny of the parliament as they are blamed for infringement of privacy through tapping of phones and hacking emails. Former senior bureaucrat Margub Murshed stated this that when he was the head of the telecom regulatory body, he turned down the offer by security agencies from wire tapping [...]

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