Rolling Stones heavily criticized for glam cover treatment of Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev


Rolling Stone’s has met with criticism and boycott calls over its latest cover treatment and alleged glam photo of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Rolling Stones has defended itself on Wednesday saying that its cover was within its tradition of “serious and thoughtful coverage” of important cultural and political issues. The magazine’s readers especially fromContinue reading “Rolling Stones heavily criticized for glam cover treatment of Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev”

Former Home Secretary Pillai unsure whether Ishrat Jahan was a terrorist


There is no mention of Ishrat Jahan in the NIA report that was prepared after interrogating David Headley, Mumbai terror attack accused, said former Union Home Secretary G K Pillai on Tuesday. Pillai has however said Ishrat Jahan who was killed in an encounter in Gujarat was actually with people out of which two wereContinue reading “Former Home Secretary Pillai unsure whether Ishrat Jahan was a terrorist”

Lesser threat to Israeli Army as tension mounts in Egypt


About the revolution it’s been said that it consumes its own children. It has been nearly two and a half years since the onset of Arab Spring when people across Arab nations came together with the basic resolve to improve the economic situation and civil liberties leading to the downfall of some Arab leaders andContinue reading “Lesser threat to Israeli Army as tension mounts in Egypt”

Netanyahu on AWOL as Danon wins Party President elections


  Much to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s dismay, he was warned by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni two weeks ago to not allow Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon to take over of the coalition. Although Danon’s right-wing extremism on diplomatic issues have not succeeded in taking hold of the coalition till but it is steadily movingContinue reading “Netanyahu on AWOL as Danon wins Party President elections”

US to step up support to rebels after evidence on Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons


After Barack Obama has announced White House’s plans to arm Syrian rebels due to receiving evidence regarding Syrian government making use of chemical weapons against rebels, there are growing expectations of this being the next big news for some days now. Here are the latest updates on the issue as Assad forces launch Aleppo assault.Continue reading “US to step up support to rebels after evidence on Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons”

Controversy amongst Navy SEALs on bin Laden’s killing


    A new controversy has surrounded the killing of Osama bin Laden with contradicting claims by a Navy SEAL who said that he pulled the trigger. Esquire magazine has published an interview in February with a man referred to as “the shooter” only. He said that he had shot the al-Qaida leader twice inContinue reading “Controversy amongst Navy SEALs on bin Laden’s killing”

Teen Pakistani activist for girl education: Malala Yousafzai discharges from hospital


Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by Talibani Terrorists has been discharged from the following her recovery after 3 months. UK’s Ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown has welcomed Yousafzai’s release from the hospital. The hospital has however said the Malala’s treatment will continue as an outpatient.   Chances are that Malala will haveContinue reading “Teen Pakistani activist for girl education: Malala Yousafzai discharges from hospital”

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”