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“Palestine Enters UNESCO in 107 to 14 Vote” by James Wall’

01/Nov/11

by James M. Wall

To mounting excitement and wild applause, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), voted 107-14 with 52 abstentions, to approve full Palestinian membership in the international body. The vote came on Monday.

Fully aware that the negotiations track pushed by the US and Israel does nothing but enhance Israel’s continued take over of Palestinian land,  Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has chosen to enlist the Continue reading

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Pakistani Woman Judge Will Head the Rwanda Tribunal

ARUSHA, TANZANIA: Judges on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda have chosen the Pakistani Khalida Rashid Khan as the court’s next president, the tribunal said in a statement Wednesday.

Khan, 61, will assume her new duties Friday, replacing Dennis Byron, who will finish his second two-year term as president of the Tanzania-based tribunal on Thursday.

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Why we observe Kashmir Solidarity Day

By Raza Malik

Kashmir Shrine Protests in 2008

Every year since 1991 the people of Pakistan Observe the 5th February as a day to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir, who have been struggling and rendering unparalleled sacrifices to achieve their birthright, the right of self determination, for past six decades

 

To understand the importance of the observance of Kashmir Solidarity Day, one needs to understand the history of India’s occupation of Kashmir, which dates back to the partition of the subcontinent in 1947 after a century of Continue reading

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