Afghanistan and Pakistan agree key trade agreement :
"Afghanistan and Pakistan have signed a key trade agreement allowing Afghan lorries to use a land route through Pakistan to carry goods to India.
The deal also gives landlocked Afghanistan access to Pakistani ports to boost its trade with other nations."
But "ndia's long-standing demand for allowing Afghanistan-bound Indian goods to transit through Pakistan through Wagah has been rejected once again. As per the contours of the understanding reached between Afghanistan and Pakistan on Sunday evening for transit trade, Afghanistan can export into India via Wagah but cannot import through the same route." according to The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article522256.ece?homepage=true
Netanyahu admits on video he deceived US to destroy Oslo accord (via 3quarksdaily)
Turmeric, a recipe for trouble too?:
"Contrary to conventional wisdom about the rhizome, the main molecular component in turmeric, curcumin, actually boosts up certain pathogens such as the typhoid bacteria to fight off the body's defence mechanism, says a research paper published in the latest edition of PLoS ONE, a scientific journal published by the U.S. Public Library of Science."
The rest from 'The Outlook'.
Who Is Not A Kafir?
The Islamic faultlines in the state widens with extremists attacking minority sects
The Spooled Alleyways.
Peshawar preserves a Bollywood in its midst: the ancestral homes of the Kapoors, Dilip Kumar and Shahrukh
Writing On The Menhir.
Random violence and humiliation are stoking a new anger in Kashmiri youth against Indian oppression, renewing the call for azadi