Articles by Pakistan

  • UAE Restricting Visas For Immigrants Workers From Asia

    September 18 2012 5:23 PM EDT

    The UAE is making it more difficult for immigrant laborers to enter the country on tourist and other short-term visas in a bid to prevent foreign criminals from entering the country under the guise of looking for work. The rapidly developing country has been built up with immigrant labor mostly from South Asia, who form a majority of the Gulf nation's 8 million plus population.

  • Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf
    Pakistan Bows To Court Demand In Zardari Corruption Probe

    September 18 2012 9:42 AM EDT

    Pakistan's Supreme Court finally got its way late Tuesday in a long-simmering row regarding President Asif Ali "Mr. 10 Percent" Zardari's unwillingness to respond to a Swiss inquiry into his alleged corruption dating back to his days as a high-ranking official under his wife Benazir Bhutto's second administration.

  • Bangkok Protest
    Protests Over Anti-Islamic Movie Spreading In Asia; Indonesia Sees Violence

    September 18 2012 7:37 AM EDT

    Protests in Indonesia over an alleged anti-Muslim movie made in the U.S. continued for the second day Tuesday, a day after demonstrations outside the U.S. Embassy turned violent, even as Google censored the video in the world's largest Muslim-majority nation to comply with the local law.

  • Investors look at an electronic board
    People Take To The Streets As Protests Rage Across The Globe

    September 17 2012 5:53 PM EDT

    Photos from demonstrations around the world Friday through Monday, including Occupy Wall Street in New York, marches against austerity in Europe, anti-Japan demonstrations in China, and street action in the Muslim world.

  • Pakistan Shuts Down YouTube To Block Access To 'Innocence Of Muslims' Film

    September 17 2012 2:27 PM EDT

    Pakistan has ordered the shutdown of the video-sharing website YouTube in order to prevent any further violence related to the anti-Islamic film ?Innocence of Muslims.?

  • Nakoula Taken Into LA Police Station
    Anti-'Innocence of Muslim' Protests Expand, Suspected Filmmaker Nakoula Taken In For Questioning

    September 17 2012 11:46 AM EDT

    The man suspected to be Sam Bacile, the director behind the anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims," Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, was taken in for questioning on Saturday by the L.A. police. Meanwhile, protests in Afghanistan and Jakarta turned violent, and Al-Qaeda called last week's bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens a "great event."

  • Light round of profit taking selling to start the week

    September 17 2012 10:35 AM EDT

    The global risk asset markets are trading in a perception mode or a view that the stimulus coming from the US, Europe and likely China will be enough to jump start the faltering global economy. The view that inflation will be the outcome of all of the stimulus programs is pushing oil and other traditional commodities back to lofty levels. The objectives of QE3 are to bolster the economy and improve the weak jobs markets. With oil prices rising it certainly looks counterproductive as higher oil a...

  • Fall TV Schedule: 10 New ?Must-Watch? Shows Premiering This Year

    September 17 2012 8:29 AM EDT

    The 2012 fall TV schedule kicks off within the next few days! With new shows set to premiere on all the networks, here is a list of 10 'must-watch' shows airing this fall. Check them out!

  • Kabul
    Afghan Protest Over Anti-Muslim Film Turns Violent

    September 17 2012 6:32 AM EDT

    Hundreds of demonstrators attacked the security personnel and burned cars early Monday during protests in the Afghan capital against an anti-Islamic film that has been creating ripples in the Middle East, North Africa and some parts of Asia.

  • Libya - Doomed from Day One

    September 17 2012 4:02 AM EDT

    People often ask me why the West doesn't attempt a Libya-style intervention in Syria. After all, things are going so well in Libya. Oil production is up. But oil production is merely a mirage, as is security in Libya, which was doomed from the day one PG (post-Gaddafi) because of the way it was "liberated". Last Wednesday, US envoy to Libya Christopher Stevens was killed along with three other American diplomats in a rocket attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.

  • Innocence of Muslims protests
    At Least 14 Dead As Muslim Protests Spread To 20 Countries

    September 16 2012 1:54 PM EDT

    The protests, ignited over a low-budget American-produced video that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad, have spread across the world from France to Indonesia.

  • NYC Vigil For Libya
    At NYC Vigil For Former Libya Ambassador Stevens, A Syrian Flag And A Muslim Cause

    September 14 2012 11:18 AM EDT

    A group of Syrian Americans gathered for an emergency vigil on Thursday for U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, who lost his life in a violent attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday.

  • Drones May Play A Role In Hunting Down Libya U.S. Consulate Attackers

    September 12 2012 3:38 PM EDT

    The U.S. may soon send drones over Libya to help hunt down the perpetrators of the attack on its consulate in Benghazi, which killed four people including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Whether that means the U.S. will rely on Libyan forces to carry out attacks, or will act on its own, remains highly speculative.

  • 'Innocence of Muslims' And 5 Other Western Depictions Of Mohammed That Inflamed The Islamic World

    September 12 2012 3:15 PM EDT

    The depiction of the prophet Mohammed in the Western media has long been a sore point among Muslims, who view the artistic expressions as blasphemous and highly offensive. "Innocence of Muslims," the anti-Mohammed film that gained YouTube notoriety and spurred the Benghazi, Libya, attack that killed Ambassador, is hardly the first Western media reference to the prophet to incite religious backlash.

  • Investors look at an electronic board
    10 Animals That Could Disappear Forever [PHOTOS]

    September 12 2012 2:54 PM EDT

    Scientists have recently come out with a list of 100 species teetering on the brink of extinction, highlighting animals other than the usual suspects like the giant panda. Take a gander at these adorably doomed creatures.

  • Chris Stevens
    The Honored Dead: Other Ambassadors And Diplomats Killed In The Line Of Service

    September 12 2012 1:12 PM EDT

    The death of US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three members of his staff in Benghazi is a tragedy, and they join a long line of diplomats who died representing their nations.

  • Why We Are Not Posting Sam Bacile’s “Innocence of Muslims” Video

    September 12 2012 11:28 AM EDT

    Sam Bacile's poorly-made YouTube trailer for the movie "Innocence of Muslims" has gone viral in the Middle East, resulting in protests that killed four Americans in Libya on Tuesday. While it is not directly responsible for those deaths, it is a provocative, tasteless effort.

  • Relatives weep for victims of fire.
    Pakistan Fire: Death Toll Rising In Karachi Factory Inferno

    September 12 2012 9:42 AM EDT

    Nearly three-hundred people have died in a fire that swept through a garment factory in Karachi, Pakistan, making the inferno one of worst industrial accidents in the country’s history.

  • US Embassy Attacks And Bombings: A Recent History

    September 11 2012 4:37 PM EDT

    US embassies all over the world have a history of being attacked, bombed, and otherwise abused by terrorist or insurgent groups.

  • Bin Laden
    September 11: Al Qaeda Leaders 11 Years After Attacks, Where Are They Now? [PHOTOS]

    September 11 2012 12:33 PM EDT

    On the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists from the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets. The terrorists went on to pilot the aircrafts in a series of attacks that would end up claiming the lives of 3,000 people.