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Fake News: an age old phenomenon

Pope Francis shocks world, endorses Donald Trump for president." “Clinton's assistant J. W. McGill is found dead.” “‘Tens of thousands’ of fraudulent Clinton votes found in...

Lunar and Solar eclipses: how and why astronomical study originated

In August, a total solar eclipse will traverse America for the first time in nearly a century. So many tourists are expected to flood...

Young Saudi girl sparks hot debate in Saudi Arabia after her...

News Analysis | A young Saudi girl became a recent online sensation when she sparked a heated debate between the orthodox and liberal mindsets after...

The AF-Pak cat will be out of the White House bag...

News Analysis | US Defense Secretary earlier on Monday confirmed that the still-evolving strategy for Afghanistan will be one which will entail measures for Pakistan...

India’s clandestine war inside Pakistan

News Analysis | Pakistan is fully aware of the threats emanating from hostile intelligence agencies especially Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), against the...

Trade deficit reached all-time high in year 2017: Pakistan Bureau of...

News Analysis | With dwindling foreign reserves, the country’s economy is grossly engulfed by the imbalances in the current account. Higher imports and record-low exports...

5 ways to increase your productivity

Low productivity with high ambitions is definitely not an aspiring combination that one could desire. It is an alarming time when you observe your...

Edhi: A noble philanthropist

Abdul Sattar Edhi, the legendary philanthropist, great humanitarian and social worker, passed away on July 8, 2016. He was 88. He is known in...

Tips for India to become more integrated in international trade

Global commerce has been changing since the late 20th century. Rather than trade finished products, such as cars, countries now exchange parts and components that, together,...

Empower women to fight radicalization in Southeast Asia!

Women have always been a quiet force to be reckoned with in uprisings worldwide. But, until recently, most studies focused on their roles as suicide bombers and...

Is China using trade as leverage to control North Korea?

North Korea got the world’s attention – and President Donald Trump’s – when it said on July 4 that it had successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic...

How popular is Trump in Poland?

As Donald Trump began speaking in Warsaw at noon on July 6, I was sitting in my apartment a few blocks away. A government-sponsored “picnic”...

Coke Studio turns 10!

Exciting is the news is that along with the 70th birth anniversary of the Pakistan, Coke Studio this year will be completing its 10...

Trump Putin meeting: what hurdles will they have to address?

With all the fuss over Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump meeting later this week at the G20 summit, many have conspicuously failed to...

How safe is Indonesia’s democracy from Islamic extremism?

In May, the governor of Jakarta, Indonesia – a Christian – was convicted for blasphemy against religion and sentenced to two years in prison. The conviction has shocked observers around...

Pak-Iran: energy sector performance and wind power project

News Analysis | By the end of the financial year 2017, it can be said that  Pakistan’s power and energy sector will see tremendous improvements...

A tough choice to make

News Analysis | The recent conflict in the Middle East has created a real possibility for the creation of an independent Kurdish state. Kurds are...

History shows the Sci-fi and speculative fiction of Muslims!

Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmed | Think invisible men, time travel, flying machines and journeys to other planets are the product of the European or ‘Western’ imagination?...

Perks of Eid: Discount on consumer products!

Discounts and sales offer are always exciting and much awaited things on the festive occasions. Since it multiplies the exuberance of the Eid for...

Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations across the globe!

Eid-ul-Fitr is an auspicious and the most awaited celebration of the year in the Muslim world. From the Moroccan deserts to the plains of...

Top 10 Eid-ul-Fitr dishes you should try at home

Eid-ul-Fitr is the time for celebration, joy and happiness. It comes after a month long period of fasting and lasts for three days. It...

Is it high time for international cricket to return to Pakistan?

News Analysis | Legendary cricketers Sir Vivian Richards and Ian Chappell have called for the return of international cricket to Pakistan. They feel that the...

Rising tension between Russia and NATO

News Analysis | A NATO F-16 fighter jet buzzed a plane carrying Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu as it flew over the Baltic Sea, but...

Can Pak-US ties be reconfigured amid hardened positions?

News Analysis | According to US officials, President Donald Trump's administration appears ready to harden its approach toward Pakistan to crack down on Pakistan-based militants...

Lockheed Martin in India: Strategic implications for Pakistan

News Analysis | Lockheed Martin has agreed to jointly build F-16 fighter planes equipped with new-generation electronics in India with Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. The fighters...

Naval sailors attacked in Baluchistan: another attempt to slow down CPEC?

News Analysis | Two Navy sailors were martyred and at least three others were wounded when their vehicle was attacked in the Jiwani area of...

Summer of ‘67 (Part-I) – How the six-days long Arab-Israel war...

Saleem Akhtar Malik | The world, especially the Arab Middle East, is now witnessing the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Arab-Israel War that resulted in...

“India has succumbed to extremism”, COAS

News Analysis | While addressing a seminar “Role of Youth in Rejecting Extremism” COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that India has imbibed extremist in...

The intelligence top brass warns the US of increasing “Afghan Trouble”

News Analysis | On Thursday, the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence was presented with a comprehensive Worldwide Threat Assessment Report. The Director of National...

A glimpse of the past: Was Pakistan ready to respond to...

Samson Simon Sharaf | When Narasimha Rao, the Indian National Congress (INC) Prime Minister, called for snap elections in 1996, it was time for Pakistan...

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