Monday, 23 May, 2022


‘33 mn Gods…not one producing oxygen’: Charlie Hebdo releases cartoon on India’s Covid crisis

Published on 28 April 2021, the cartoon depicts Indians lying on the ground, gasping for oxygen and the accompanying catchphrase says '33 million gods in India and not one capable of producing oxygen'.

French President, shampoo, cosmetics are all haram in Pakistan. Just not French defence toys

From calls to nuke France to beheading an effigy of Macron, Pakistan is in no mood to accept ‘blasphemy’.

Quran doesn’t tell people to fight any more than Gita, Bible, Torah. Why pick on Muslims

The offensive cartoons on Prophet Muhammad were projected on all government buildings in France. If this isn’t bullying the entire Muslim community, I don't know what is.

Not just Macron’s politics, it’s France’s brand of secularism that always clashed with Islam

President Emmanuel Macron's vow to defend French laicite from 'Islamist radicalism' goes beyond the tension highlighted by Prophet cartoon beheading.

France attacks show Muslims’ self-inflicted paranoia. But Quran allows freedom of expression

When it comes to blasphemy, Islam offers only one choice to Muslims. And it’s not what happened in France.

Charlie Hebdo’s decision to republish Prophet Muhammad cartoons spark widespread protests

The cartoons prompted the 2015 terror attack on Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris. However, the magazine said not republishing them would have been 'journalistic cowardice'.

GLOBAL PULSE: Small countries turn to hacking, Trump closes the door on information, and Charlie Hebdo mocks French First Lady

HACKING IS 21ST CENTURY’S LOW-COST ESPIONAGE Small countries have a new weapon against Goliaths. It's called hacking.

Our right to offend

On a night when every journalist and commentator in the world is taking a position on the Paris massacre, National Interest can't be breaking...

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Galle Face Green the popular promenade in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo has become ground zero for the protest against the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government. | Photo: Regina Mihindukulasuriya

Sri Lanka may be a teaser for a global default crisis

Global markets see Sri Lanka as an omen for more defaults in the developing world as countries face a growing, post-Covid debt burden.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.