Author: Syed Younus Imam

Khan Pledges To Improve Economic Conditions Of Pakistan

For many in Pakistan, newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan is a breath of fresh air. His unorthodox campaign and dedication to improving the economic conditions of the poor and purging corruption have proven to be very popular, though there is much criticism over his former playboy persona and past behaviour,

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Fort Smith Mosque Offers Forgiveness To Vandal

In October of 2016, Al Salam mosque, one of two in Fort Smith, Arkansas, was attacked by vandals spraying swastikas, curse words and other insults such as “go home” on the windows and doors of the mosque. Such attacks are becoming more and more common: as Islamophobia rises in Western

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Weapons Divestment: A Short Profile On Universities That Have Divested From Arms Manufacture

Universities are typically seen as beacons of learning and enlightenment, a place where dialogue and knowledge trump violence and hatred. Anti-war and civil rights movements have often been spearheaded by universities. The boycott movement against South Africa, adopted by many universities, is credited with being a factor in ending apartheid

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U.N General Assembly Meeting 2017 To Abolish Nuclear Weapons

The possibility of a global extinction created by nuclear war has gripped the world in fear since 1945. Nuclear weapons have dictated a multitude of factors governing international relations and have reshaped the practical and theoretical realities of power and global dominance, along with a host of side effects that

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Oregon Militia Men Seize Federal Wildlife Preserve

A group of armed militia men in Harney County, Oregon have taken over the Malheur Wildlife Refuge. They are accusing the United States of violating the constitution by illegally seizing land from citizens, in particular, that of the Hammond family. In 2001, Dwight and Steven Hammond, a father/son team of ranchers, set

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Saudi Arabia : The Anti-Terror Coalition Awakens

  War. War never changes. As the dark shadow of ISIS threatens to engulf the Middle East, organizations throughout the world race to prevent its ever-tightening grip. From NATO and its allies to Anonymous, the Italian Mafia and Al Qaeda itself, ISIL has made enemies throughout the world, preying on

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Abu Azrael: Striking fear in the hearts of ISIS

In recent times the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) also known as the Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has faced local organized resistance as it continues its militant struggle for statehood. Many militia groups, such as the Iraqi Shia contingent  ‘Kata’ib al-Imam Ali’ (translated from

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Vacation Shift: The Shadow on Guard in Cornwall

  London’s famous vigilante, first dubbed “the Bromely Batman” but who prefers to be called “the Shadow”, has been spotted in Cornwall as he stopped a mugging attack on a couple in the dead of night. Cornwall is a British county in the westernmost part of the south-west peninsula,  a

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Mullah Omar – Dead or Alive?

Mullah Omar, the Supreme Commander of the Taliban, died two to three years ago. This, at least, is according to BBC, as reported by Sayed Zafar Hashemi, a spokesperson for Afghani President Ashraf Ghani. Hashemi stated that “As soon as we get any more authentication… we’re going to let the media

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Remnants of the Klu Klux Klan strike in South Carolina

As South Carolina removed the Confederate battle flag from state grounds, white supremacist groups protested this move as dismissive of the state’s cultural heritage and pride. Others would argue that the flag is a symbol of oppression and racism that divides the country. One factor in the flags removal would

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The Heroic Legacy Of Chaudhry Aslam Khan, Super-Cop

Dubbed a “super cop” by the Karachi populace, and as the “Karachi version of Dirty Harry” and “Pakistan’s toughest cop” by foreign media (Dawn), he would gain admiration throughout the city and the country for his effectiveness in the pursuit of justice.

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