UN Campaign Seeks to Give all Children a Shot at Life

The word immunizations is just a simple vocabulary word to most of us in developed nations, however for those in developing countries the word means a ‘shot at life’ for their child.  One in five children does not have access to vaccines that prevent deadly diseases, like measles, pneumonia or diarrhea.  All of these diseases [...]

An emerging new generation of Pashtun kaffirs

‘I am officially the first Pashtun Christian,’ wrote a man this week on Facebook. According to his updates on the social networking site, he comes from Waziristan, the most conservatively Talibanized and Taliban-affected mountainous tribal area which typically represents the centuries old Pashtun tribal system – i.e. loose and ungoverned tribes, religious and cultural values [...]

Barack Obama is a one-term president: Yvonne Ridley

You would certainly know Yvonne Ridley or at least heard of her name if you have been a regular follower of Press TV, especially in Britain, albeit before the state-run media regulator Ofcom took the news network off the Sky platform, depriving millions of Britons of the opportunity to watch a TV channel which has [...]

India, Pakistan and the future of Afghanistan

Even as the so- called ` end game’ in Afghanistan approaches, in the context of the US and allied forces to withdrawing from Afghanistan by 2014, the future scenario is being contemplated in terms of the role of India and Pakistan vying for influence on Afghanistan. Afghan President Karzai visited India in October, 2011 and [...]

Challenges in Talking with the Taliban

The withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan by 2014 has set into motion a hastened process of reconciliation. Among the flurry of activities that is going on, the most conspicuous is the ongoing negotiations with the Taliban, the key stakeholders in building durable stability in the war torn country. It’s a foregone conclusion that if [...]

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