"NO, I CAN'T SAY the world is safer today than
it was two, three years ago, the world is no safer than it was three
(UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said while debunking
George W. Bush's claim that he had made the world safer)
"WE WILL NEVER GIVE IN to their demands or
negotiate with abductors"
(Iraq's President Sheikh Ghazi al Yawar said in
reaction to the abductors who took hostage two Jordanians, two
Pakistanis and an Iraqi working for a foreign contractor)
"WE ARE TERMINATING OUR ACTIVITIES IN IRAQ"
(The employers of two Jordanian hostages announced in
order to spare hostages lives)
"BRITISH TROOPS COMMITTED WAR CRIMES IN IRAQ,
they played cruel games with prisoners, killing civilians and beating
and torturing prisoners in their custody"
(A British lawyer leading six test cases in the High
"TRUTH IS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR GLOBAL
LEADERSHIP, but our credibility has been shattered and we are left
increasingly isolated in the hostile world, without truth without trust
America cannot flourish"
(Former US President Jimmy Carter said)
"IT WAS FOUND THAT LIQUOR WAS ADDED TO (the
water) prepare rice and 'bhang' to dal (a spicy lentil dish) to make the
meal for primary school students"
(An Indian officer told press after a cook in central
Indian State of Chhattisghar was caught mixing spirit and marijuana into
the schools lunch to keep meal tasty)
"YOU ARE THE PRIME MINISTER, do you consider the
PM office as the approving authority or the one which merely needs to be
taken into confidence on national issues with strategic overtures"
(Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif questioned while
reacting over Pakistani Prime Minister Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain's
statement that Nawaz Sharif was aware of Kargil operation)
"THE MILL OWNERS HAVE INCREASED THE SUGAR PRICES
ahead of Ramazan by creating an artificial shortage of the commodity for
(A trader in Lahore said while commenting over hike
in sugar price)
"WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR CONFRONTATION and we
hope that we will not be pushed if we are being attacked definitely we
are not going to sit silent, we will retaliate against any foreign
(Sudan's Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Esmail said
during his visit to Turkey)
"MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN ONE OF THE country's
poorest states could face disease and hunger in the wake of the
flooding, the threat of epidemic spread is real"
(Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in press
"I AM BRITISH, THEIR FATHER IS BRITISH and my
own grandfather was British I don't understand why we had to go through
all this trouble to get them here"
(The test-tube twins grandfather who took birth in
India, said when UK government refused to accept them 'the test-tube
twins' as British Citizens)