The presidential nomination of former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has received extraordinary attention across the globe. That heightened awareness has brought into focus how well other women - particularly in Asia - have done in terms of rising to political leadership.
The ongoing purge in Turkey, where military personnel, police officials, civil servants, judges and teachers have been suspended, and the oppression of the ethnic minority group of Kurds in Turkey paints a grim picture of the future of democracy in the country.
Pope Condemns "Apathy" of Media and World Leaders Over "Diabolical" Acts By Radical Islamist Assassins of Mother Teresa Nuns and Kidnapping of Priest in Yemen-Why the Deafening Silence?
Vatican news reports Pope Francis' emotional admonition of "diabolical" attacks carried out by radical Islamist assassins who executed 15 innocent people including four Mother Teresa Nuns while these beloved "Missionaries of Charity" were selflessly caring for the forgotten poor, sick and dying.
General Hamid Gul was the military equivalent of Osama bin Laden. He died with his boots on and blood of the innocents on his hands. One must never speak ill of the dead; it is the jihadist life and legacy of General Hamid Gul, however, which is impossible to ignore if further bloodshed and mayhem in Pakistan and the region is to be averted.
Benazir Bhutto was assassinated by the jihadis on December 27, 2007 after addressing a rally where she repeated her warnings about the Taliban and other extremist groups. Today, events such as the recent massacre of school children in Peshawar, reflect what Bhutto was warning against. Extremist Islamist ideologues opposed her because as a western-educated Muslim woman leader she symbolized all that the jihadis hate.
Pakistan's political frenzy is continuing as the world looks on. It is almost a month since the wave of protests began in Pakistan's Federal Capital Islamabad.
We Pakistanis are long past faith in our institutions -- often, we're the first to suspect that they've played a hand in ruining our nation. We just don't like it when the West points that out. All this fear and cynicism make for a heavy burden.
As we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we wanted to acknowledge some under-appreciated activists
She has been accused of everything from being a 'western pawn' to her father's puppet, entirely undeserving of her international recognition. Yet, when she walks into the Oxford Union, she is met with an adoration usually reserved for a pop sensation, not a political activist.
I am hopeful with the retirement of the infamous Chief Justice, Pakistan will not only have an independent judiciary but an unbiased one as well. Unlike Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, the remaining Justices are the true heroes of the Lawyers' Movement.
I can say with some confidence that President Zardari's legacy will be written in golden words. I don't say this as his son, or patron-and-chief of the Pakistan People's Party - but as a student of history.
Musharraf, Pakistan's former military strongman, may soon be prosecuted, the first time in the country's history that a former army chief will face legal action for violating the constitution. For Prime Minister Sharif, it is an opportunity to shut the door against future military coups.
The election was won by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) of Nawaz Sharif, the prime minister Musharraf ousted in
By Aisha Chowdhry and Katharine Houreld Elections are scheduled for next spring but many Pakistanis are angry that Zardari's
Condemning the Taliban for their human rights abuses will not democratize Pakistan or Afghanistan. There is an urgent need to understand where the Taliban mindset emanates from and who else is responsible for mushrooming this scary world of intolerance and violence.