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Aug 22, 2014

Atheists can't start public meetings with prayer: Fla officials

In a unanimous decision, the five members of the Brevard County Board of Commissioners voted Wednesday to continue choosing clergy from its current pool of faith representatives, which includes Catholics, Jews, Protestants, Adventists, Mormons and Mu...

Aug 19, 2014

Protesters set to march on Pakistan's parliament

(AP) -- Thousands of protesters demanding Pakistan's prime minister step down prepared Tuesday to march on parliament in the capital, as authorities beefed up security to prevent possible violence. The demonstrators, who have camped out in Islamabad ... #Pakistan #Pervez Musharraf #Islamabad #Nawaz Sharif #Imran Khan #Ahsan Iqbal #Muslim League-N

Aug 03, 2014

Afghan election audit restarts after holiday delay

(AP) -- An audit of results from Afghanistan's presidential runoff election resumed Sunday after a holiday break, an electoral official said. The audit of more than 8 million votes is likely to take weeks, stalling an already much-delayed announcemen... #Afghanistan #United Nations #John Kerry #Ashraf Ghani #Abdullah Abdullah #Hamid Karzai #US State Department #Taliban

Aug 23, 2014

Le Pen is modern Joan of Arc‑ Bardot

Brigitte Bardot, the 1960s icon of liberated, bikini-clad French womanhood, has described the far-right leader Marine Le Pen as "the Joan of Arc of the 21st century" in an interview with Paris Match. The magazine published a topless photo of the form... #Paris #Marine Le Pen #Europe #London

Aug 22, 2014

Khan party quits Pakistan assembly

Assembly members from Imran Khan's party have resigned from Pakistan's parliament to pressure the prime minister to step down over what they claim is electoral fraud. The cricketer-turned-politician's Tehrik-e-Insaf party won 34 seats in the 342-memb... #Pakistan #Islamabad #Nawaz Sharif #Imran Khan #Muslim League-N

Aug 16, 2014

Turkey: Voting out founding ideology

As widely expected, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged victorious in the first round of Turkey's presidential elections with about 52 percent of the votes. This is his ninth consecutive election victory (3 general and 3 local electi... #Turkey #Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Aug 15, 2014

Khan protesters arrive in Islamabad

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters gathered in Pakistan's capital Islamabad in the pouring rain tonight following the arrival of convoys led by a cricket star-turned-politician and a fiery anti-Taliban cleric. The twin protests led by Im... #Pakistan #Islamabad #Lahore #Nawaz Sharif #Taliban #Imran Khan #Muslim League-N

Aug 08, 2014

Is Turkey sleepwalking into trouble?

There are few things more pastoral - and misleading - than the drive into the town of Dersim in southern Turkey. It is a place where central Anatolia's dry mountains explode into a fertile fantasy, complete with meandering rivers, flourishing vegetat... #Pakistan #Islamabad #Lahore #Nawaz Sharif #Taliban #Imran Khan #Muslim League-N

Aug 14, 2014

My brother was killed at Rabaa

One year ago today, on August 14, 2013, my younger brother Amir Bedier was murdered on the streets of Cairo in one of the largest single-day killings of demonstrators in modern history, the Rabaa massacre. I was in Egypt at the time and the aftermath... #Cairo #Egypt #Hosni Mubarak #Tahrir Square #Muslim Brotherhood

Aug 05, 2014

India's forgotten solidarity with Palestine

In the face of troublingly muted international criticism of Israel's relentless recent assaults on the corralled civilian populace of Gaza, the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) managed to pass a resolution to launch a probe into possibl... #Israel #United Nations #India #Palestine #Bharatiya Janata Party #United Nations Human Rights Council #Lok Sabha