News headlines in July 2011, page 4

  1. NEPAL: Religious Practices Oppress Women

    Thursday, July 28, 2011

    The recent gang-rape of a Buddhist nun and her expulsion from her sect have sparked a debate about the deep-rooted religious traditions and biases that foster discrimination and violence, especially against women, in this South Asian state.

  2. EGYPT: Defections Threaten to Crack Muslim Brotherhood

    Thursday, July 28, 2011

    For the last 40 years, the Muslim Brotherhood's united front has been the envy of Egypt's political opposition. But in the six months since the fall of the Mubarak regime, the Islamist group has been racked by unprecedented internal divisions.

  3. Wealthy Pakistanis Leaving Taliban Areas

    Thursday, July 28, 2011

    Wealthy Pakistanis from the country’s northwestern region are leaving their hometowns permanently to settle in safer areas far from the war zone. Doctors and other professionals are joining the exodus.

  4. PAKISTAN: After the Flood, Green Homes

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    Subhan Khatoon’s brand new home is nothing like the one that got washed away, along with all her worldly goods, in the 2010 monsoon floods that submerged a fifth of Pakistan and left 2,000 people dead.

  5. Iran's Image Plummets in Arab World, Poll Finds

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    Iranian leaders have tried to portray democracy movements in the Arab world as inspired by their 1979 Islamic revolution and predicted that Iran's regional support would grow as pro- Western dictators fell.

  6. U.S.: Key Committee Slashes Foreign Aid, Warns Palestinians

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    Amidst growing fears of a new fiscal crisis sparked by a possible U.S. debt default next week, a key Republican-led Congressional committee Wednesday approved deep cuts in foreign aid and contributions to the United Nations and other multilateral institutions next year.

  7. Bolivian President Denounces Water Privatisation

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    'Water is life. Water is humanity. How could it be part of the private business?' asked Bolivian President Evo Morales Wednesday, stressing the social and economic consequences of the growing trend of private ownership over water supply and delivery systems in many parts of the world.

  8. India-Pakistan Rivalry Afghanistan's 'Gordian Knot'

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    U.S. hopes to withdraw forces and leave behind a stable Afghanistan may rest on whether Pakistan and India can lower bilateral tensions and refrain from using Afghan territory for a new proxy war.

  9. EL SALVADOR: Growing Tension Between Funes and Ruling Leftwing Party

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    Two years into his term, El Salvador's first-ever leftwing president, Mauricio Funes, finds himself more and more distanced from the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) that brought him to power and from the promises of change that got him elected, analysts say.

  10. U.N. Agency Slams Nuclear Rogue Nations

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Wednesday identified three U.N. member states - Iran, North Korea and Syria - as virtual nuclear rogue nations for their continued refusal to comply with international obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).