Archive for: siddharth krishnan

Italian Ministers Step Down

Four members of the Italian cabinet have resigned, following a wake of scandals related to Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s Prime Minister. The four members are supporters of Gianfranco Fini, who was the speaker of the Parliament before he resigned earlier this year. Berlusconi, a controversial figure, has been urged to leave […]

 
 

Karachi Rocked by Militant Attack

Karachi, Pakistan’s commercial capital, is recovering from a bomb and gun attack that  has left 20 dead and over a 100 injured. The operation targeted the Criminial Investigation Department (CID) building, and is the latest in a series of attempts made by militants on law enforcement officials in Pakistan. In […]

 
 

G20 Talks Fiscal Imbalance

The two-day G20 conference is set to start today in Seoul, South Korea. President Obama arrived in the city a day ahead and addressed a press conference about the possible talking points. China’s trade surplus, one of the more controversial developments of the last few years is bound to be […]

 
 

Bush defends Waterboarding, Iraq

In a rare television interview since leaving the White House in 2009, former President George W. Bush defended some of his more controversial decisions during his time in office. Speaking to NBC, he said that he believed that the use of Waterboarding on inmates at Guantanamo Bay was both legal […]

 
 

Obama Backs Security Council Bid

President Barack Obama announced  yesterday that he would support India’s attempt to get on the United Nations’ Security Council. Speaking in Mumbai, on the first leg of his ten-day tour of South Asia, he emphasized India’s role in partnering with the U.S to take steps against militancy and terrorism. India […]

 
 

Turmoil in Pakistan, Hope in Britain

Turmoil in Pakistan, Hope in Britain

Pakistan In Crisis The last three years have been tumultuous for Pakistan. In 2006, a coalition between exiled former presidents Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto promised to bring democracy back to the country after years of military dictatorship under Pervez Musharaf. It was hoped that despite their individual shortcomings, they […]

 
 

Planned Koran Burning Incites Anger, Warnings

Plans by a small Florida church to burn copies of the Koran on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks have drawn a strong response across the world. Pastor Terry Jones of the non-denominational Dove World Outreach Center, the man behind the idea, has described the move as taking a stand […]