#Syria ready for #chemicalweapons probe by #UN


  The Syrian government has announced on Sunday that it is ready to allow United Nations inspectors currently present in Damascus to conduct their investigation. The attacks took place in areas around the Syrian capital. The opposition has accused the government of using chemical weapons against fighters and civilians five days ago. Source: WSJ, BBC

All girls rock band in troubled Kashmir stops performing after receiving death threats


A rock band consisting of girls from the troubled region of Kashmir, India is facing a tough time after their first performance itself. The band has started receiving death threats on the social media sites after this performance that took place in capital city, Srinagar on 22nd December. As a result of which their parentsContinue reading “All girls rock band in troubled Kashmir stops performing after receiving death threats”

Egyptian President Morsi cancels controversial judicial powers curtailing decree


-Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi has cancelled the constitutional decree where powers of judiciary to question any decisions taken by the President were taken away saying that it was required to introduce reform measures in the country. -Protestors came out in huge numbers to express their dissatisfaction at the decision after the decree was passed onContinue reading “Egyptian President Morsi cancels controversial judicial powers curtailing decree”

Egypt’s leading judicial body joins protests against President Mohamed Morsy


-Protests in Egypt over the unchecked presidential powers have taken a new turn with the leading judicial body joining the protests. -The announcement regarding issuing of decree that states courts cannot turn down orders given by the president since he came to power in July, 2012 and till six months after the new constitution isContinue reading “Egypt’s leading judicial body joins protests against President Mohamed Morsy”

Challenges faced by Fawzia Koofi to become the first woman speaker of Afghanistan


Not many of us may have heard about Fawzia Koofi but its hard to forget her once you get to know who she is? Fawzia Koofi is the first women speaker of Afghan Parliament and now pinning her hopes on the Presidential Seat for which Elections will take place soon. Like the country (read: Afghanistan),Continue reading “Challenges faced by Fawzia Koofi to become the first woman speaker of Afghanistan”

Greetings to Global Annal readers on the festival of Eid-al-Adha


I wish to congratulate all Global Annal readers on the auspicious occasion of Eid-al-Adha i.e. “The Feast of Sacrifice”. Wikipedia states the legend behind the festival saying  “Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) has agreed to sacrifice his son “Ismail (Ishmael)”  with his consent as an act of submission to God’s command and his son’s acceptance to beingContinue reading “Greetings to Global Annal readers on the festival of Eid-al-Adha”