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Persecution of Iraqi Christians by ISIS is a crime, says Ban Ki-moon

Jul 21, 2014

Persecution of Iraqi Christians by ISIS is a crime, says Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon has said that the persecution of Iraqi Christians who have been driven from their homes in Mosul constitutes a crime against humanity. #Ban Ki-moon #Iraq #ISIL #ISIS #Iraq crisis #Islamic State of Iraq and Syria #Islamic State of Iraq and Levant #Iraqi Christians
Centre needs to take steps to stop Indian youth joining ISIS: BJP MP

Jul 18, 2014

Centre needs to take steps to stop Indian youth joining ISIS: BJP MP

Alarmed by reports of some Indian youths visiting Iraq to join the ISIS, a BJP member in the Lok Sabha wanted urgent steps to deal with the issue. #NewsTracker #Iraq #BJP MP #Indian Youth #ISIS #Islamic State in Iraq and Syria
Obama administration to train, arm rebels in Syria

Jul 18, 2014

Obama administration to train, arm rebels in Syria

Some questioned whether the administration could determine moderate forces in Syria as the 3-year-old civil war grinds on with 170,000 dead #Barack Obama #Syria #NewsTracker #US congress #USA #Bashar al-Assad #Free Syrian Army #Chemical weapons #Syrian rebels #Syrian civil war #islamic-state #Sunni insurgents #ISIL #ISIS
Syria: Assad to be sworn in as President for the third term

Jul 16, 2014

Syria: Assad to be sworn in as President for the third term

Official returns showed Assad winning 88.7 percent of the vote. It was the first contested presidential election in Syria. #World #US #Syria #NewsTracker #Bashar al-Assad #Chemical weapons #Syrian civil war #islamic-state #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #ISIL #Syrian Elections

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Islam and prejudice: Why Girish Karnad is wrong about Naipaul

Nov 11, 2012

Islam and prejudice: Why Girish Karnad is wrong about Naipaul

Much of what Naipaul has said about Islam's damage to native cultures, based on field reportage, is visible and indisputable unless one is blind to what is around. #Islam #Music #Islamophobia #VS Naipaul #Secularism #Girish Karnad

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Islam and prejudice: Why Girish Karnad is wrong about Naipaul

Jul 22, 2014

To Talk With Hamas, U.S. Needs Help From a Testy Trio of Nations

Secretary of State John Kerry will be leaning heavily on Egypt, Turkey and Qatar — which have deep divisions over the Islamic movement — to help broker a cease-fire as quickly as possible... #Egypt #John Kerry #Hamas #Qatar #Turkey
Islam and prejudice: Why Girish Karnad is wrong about Naipaul

Jul 22, 2014

Iraqi Christians flee northern city of Mosul in wake of threats from Islamic State militants

Iraqi Christians have been fleeing from the northern city of Mosul in the wake of threats from Islamic State militants who took the city in a blitz offensive last month... #Egypt #John Kerry #Hamas #Qatar #Turkey
Islam and prejudice: Why Girish Karnad is wrong about Naipaul

Jul 22, 2014

To Talk With Hamas, U.S. Needs Help From a Testy Trio of Nations

Secretary of State John Kerry will be leaning heavily on Egypt, Turkey and Qatar — which have deep divisions over the Islamic movement — to help broker a cease-fire as quickly as possible... #Egypt #John Kerry #Hamas #Qatar #Turkey