Asia

By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 22nd, 2012
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by Robert Spencer “He is very gentle and devoted to his studies,” says the father of Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, who was arrested after trying to detonate what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb at the New York City Federal Reserve Bank. And it could be true: he could be a gentle, studious so...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 21st, 2012
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Religious relativism is a destroyer of conviction. By Andrew C. McCarthy This column is adapted from Andrew C. McCarthy’s foreword for Andrew Bostom’s Sharia Versus Freedom: The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism, published this week by Prometheus Books. ‘Multi-religious prayer almost inevitably leads...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 25th, 2012
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Visitors to Japan have reached pre-earthquake numbers, for the first time since the disaster struck in March last year Reports from the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) show the country had 686,600 foreign visitors in June, up 1.4% from June 2010. The earthquake had a seriously negative aff...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 25th, 2012
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By: James Petras September 25, 2012 The so-called ‘Arab Spring’ is a distant and bitter memory to those who fought and struggled for a better world, not to speak of the thousands who lost life and limb. In its place, throughout the Muslim world, a new wave of reactionaries, corrupt and servile politi...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 16th, 2012
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OSAKA AND YONEZAWA, economist IN THE north-eastern town of Yonezawa, Yoichi Funayama, owner of a photo-printing firm, has pinned signs on his shop window decrying both the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) and the main opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) as past their sell-by dates. The ch...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 27th, 2012
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In the past two weeks at least nine Americans have been killed by their Afghan alliesin what is known to as “insider killings.”  Members of the Afghan army, having been trained and armed by NATO forces, are turning their weapons in increasing numbers against their foreign allies, killing at least 40 ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 16th, 2012
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The majority of people in Western countries believe migrants create more problems for their societies than opportunities. Yet, as the latest Transatlantic Trends survey demonstrates, public perceptions of immigration in some of the largest Western states are more subtle than meets the eye.   Pre...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 13th, 2012
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Anton VESELOV The demolition of S. Hussein’s regime by the Western coalition in March, 2003 became the starting point on an unending crisis in Iraq. Initially, the authority across the country – legislative, judicial, and executive in a bundle – was exercised by the U.S. occupational administration h...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 8th, 2012
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Shane Claiborne, a popular pacifist evangelical, recalled the 67thanniversary of Hiroshima by quoting the pacifist remarks of a Catholic priest who, having served as a chaplain in the Pacific during World War II, 40 years later regretted his military service. “I never preached a single sermon against...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 16th, 2012
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Igor IGNATCHENKO The Saudi Arabian authorities said they would like to help Syria ‘become democratic’ but the real motive behind such statement was simpler: to attack Iran`s key ally – Syria, weaken the Shia influence in the Middle East and delay a wave of public unrest in Saudi Arabia. The Gua...