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Indian Government Says “No” to Christmas Day in Schools. Attacks Christianity

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Indian Government Says “No” to Christmas Day in Schools. Attacks Christianity

Most minority communities including Muslims, Christians, and Sikhs are now living in an atmosphere of fear and persecution in India. By Rakesh Raman Close on the heels of an incident of arson in the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Sebastian’s Church in India’s capital New Delhi, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in India has [...]

Global Economic Race: China No. 1, America No. 2

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Global Economic Race: China No. 1, America No. 2

For the first time since Ulysses S. Grant was president (1877), the United States is not ranked as the largest economy in the world. According to a GOP (Republican Party) communication, China now takes the number one spot, putting the United States in an unsavory second place. These rankings are based on the International Monetary [...]

President Obama to Host Summit on Early Education. Join Shakira for Twitter Q&A

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President Obama to Host Summit on Early Education. Join Shakira for Twitter Q&A

Today, December 10, President Obama will host a White House Summit on Early Education. The Summit will bring together a broad coalition of philanthropic, business, education, advocacy and elected leaders, as well as other stakeholders who are committed to expanding access to high-quality early education. This summit builds on the President’s call in his 2013 [...]

Anna Hazare to Narendra Modi: Pay Rs. 15 Lakh or Face Protest

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Anna Hazare to Narendra Modi: Pay Rs. 15 Lakh or Face Protest

Anna Hazare has warned that he would launch a nationwide agitation if Narendra Modi and BJP failed to deliver on their poll promise about the recovery of black money. By Rakesh Raman Social activist Anna Hazare, who has become a hot brand in the protest-laden Indian politics, has warned the Prime Minister of India Narendra [...]

Congress Releases Booklet to Attack BJP in India

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Congress Releases Booklet to Attack BJP in India

The Congress party released today a 30-page booklet to highlight the unfulfilled promises and lies of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India. Titled “chhe mahine paar, U-turn sarkar” (six months spent by a U-turn government), the booklet counts BJP’s false promises made during the recent Lok Sabha elections. It says that the Prime [...]

Will Iran Adhere to Its Part of a Nuclear Deal?

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Will Iran Adhere to Its Part of a Nuclear Deal?

By Dr. Behrooz Behbudi Dr. Behrooz Behbudi offers his opinion on the recent nuclear negotiations involving Iran: As on Monday in Geneva, Iran’s delegation entered talks with world powers to hammer out a lasting nuclear deal ahead of a deadline of 24 November, the commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Brigadier Mohammad Ali Jaffari declared that [...]

What Do You Expect from President Obama on Immigration Reform?

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What Do You Expect from President Obama on Immigration Reform?

“Our immigration system has been broken for decades — and every minute we fail to act, millions of people who live in the shadows but want to play by the rules and pay taxes have no way to live right by the law and contribute to our country,” said President Obama while announcing about his [...]

ISIS Controls Derna in Libya; Nearing European Union

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ISIS Controls Derna in Libya; Nearing European Union

By Rakesh Raman The Islamic State (IS or ISIS – Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) and its affiliate terrorist groups have now taken complete control of Derna, a city on the coast of the Mediterranean, in Libya. The city has a population of 80,000 and it is near Egyptian border. Last month, ISIS had [...]

What Exactly Is the Islamic State’s New Currency for the Caliphate?

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What Exactly Is the Islamic State’s New Currency for the Caliphate?

By Rakesh Raman The Islamic State (or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS) has decided to produce its own currency in the form of gold, silver, and copper coins to be called Islamic Dinars. While the new currency may not be initially acceptable in other parts of the world, ISIS plans to use [...]

Additional U.S. Forces in Iraq to Train Iraqi Soldiers

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Additional U.S. Forces in Iraq to Train Iraqi Soldiers

The U.S. commander in chief has authorized Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to deploy to Iraq up to 1,500 additional U.S. personnel over the coming months. According to a Department of Defense statement issued Friday, the additional forces will be deployed in a non-combat role, to expand the U.S. advise and assist mission and initiate [...]

What Is the Future of Muslims in India?

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What Is the Future of Muslims in India?

Although Narendra Modi’s BJP is an extreme political outfit that expects every person living in India to be a Hindu, Muslims have been facing varying degrees of persecution under all political parties in India. By Rakesh Raman When Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in India), will anoint his [...]

Al-Qaeda Ready to Fight for the Liberation of Palestine

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Al-Qaeda Ready to Fight for the Liberation of Palestine

“Besiege Them,” screams the title of the cover story that has appeared in the recently released Fall 2014 issue of the magazine, Resurgence. It is the first issue of the magazine published by As-Sahab Media, the publicity wing of the militant outfit Al-Qaeda. The story discusses the practical steps towards the liberation of Palestine and [...]

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