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Faryal’s beauty obsession displeased Amir Khan

News Desk |Faryal Makhdoom's excessive obsession with plastic surgeries turned off Amir Khan. Boxer Amir Khan claims his estranged wife was obsessed with Kylie Jenner plastic surgery.The UK newspaper, the Mirror, reported that a single mum named Sophie who claims to have been approached...
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Attention ladies: Hamza Ali Abbasi is a feminist

Nawaz Sharif |Hamza Ali Abbasi is a really a feminist. He recently remarked that women bodies should not be used to sell the movies. Instead, director and filmmakers should capitalize on their acting skills.Male actors in the industry are praised and judged for their...

CPEC: Economic cure for Pakistan & China?

Hammad Zamurrad |A little over one year after entering its implementation phase in 2016, CPEC is making a remarkable progress and appears to be an economic panacea for both Pakistan and China. While it is  discussed mostly in the context of Pakistan, its beneficial impact...
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Will meetings in Saudi Arabia help Nawaz?

News AnalysisPakistan's ex-Premier, Nawaz Sharif, facing corruption cases in an Accountability Court, reached Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Monday night instead of heading to Lahore as was earlier planned. Pakistani TV channels report that he will have important meetings there before heading back to Pakistan to...
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27 simple ways to improve your life

Cesar Romero |In his best-selling book Unlimited Power Tony Robbins write, “If you want to achieve success, all you need to do is find a way to model those who have already succeeded.” If you’re looking for simple ways to improve your life, here are 27...
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RSS affiliated journalist killing sparks fear of social discord in India

News Analysis |A journalist was shot dead by three gunmen in northern India on Saturday (Oct 21), police said. Rajesh Mishra, a 40-year-old reporter at the Hindi-language daily Dainik Jagran - one of India's largest newspapers - was shot in the head by three...
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Tearing down fears about the rise of China

Mudassir Saeed Laghari|This July witnessed an intense level of escalated tensions, what came to be known as Doklam Dispute, between China and India. After India, posturing quite belligerently, sent its troops to interrupt the construction of a road by the Chinese military.As the dispute...
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Dar faces NAB for the 7th time; will he resign now?

News Analysis |Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar is undergoing a trial in an accountability court after appearing for the seventh hearing of the graft reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The hearing on 18th October was adjourned till today, when Dar's counsel, Khawaja...
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The dimensions of the Indo-US strategic relationship

Saleem Akhtar Malik|Conceived in 2009 as the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, the mechanism has been the primary forum to advance “shared objectives in regional security, economic cooperation, defense, trade, and climate challenge”.In January 2015, President Obama and Prime Minister Modi elevated this mechanism to the...
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Pakistan: Fixing religious fault-lines in the age of ISIS..?

Afrah Jamal |Pakistan's Bold Response to Sectarianism?A few days before Muharram, grand proclamations advocating peace and calm that suggested people shun their religious, sectarian and ethnic biases “to promote the great characteristics of sacrifice, unity, and discipline” served as a prologue to bridging the...
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The “South Yemenis” are trying to repeat the Kurdish scenario

Andrew Korybko |A South Yemeni separatist leader vowed to hold an independence referendum in the near future. The former governor of Aden Aidaroos al-Zubaidi declared his region’s forthcoming plans on a symbolic day marking the 54th anniversary of the city’s uprising against the British.Obviously...
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Canada enters the age of “Hijab Phobia”

Shiffa Yousafzai |The Western debate about Muslim women wearing “Hijab” and “Niqab” is not new and people, on both sides of the divide, have been rambling on, fighting for and dissecting, this issue, rather ferociously, since long. But legislation in a country like Canada -...
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Punjab Food Authority on a Mission

News Analysis |The Punjab Food Authority has sealed a popular coffee house and a Chinese restaurant in Lahore and two fast food restaurants on the Lahore-Islamabad motorway rest-stops on Friday. These restaurants were accused of selling expired products, substandard kitchen conditions and for violating...

US demands Europeans to restrict business with Iran

US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, shocked the European companies by demanding that European allies should support latest US ban on Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (ICRG). He made these comments in press briefings after meeting the leadership of Saudi Arabia and Iraq, and before...
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Bilawal in KP while Imran targets PPP heartland in Sindh.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, PPP Chairman, addressed a rally in KPK today, on Sunday, taking shots at Imran Khan, ahead of the crucial NA-4 by-elections scheduled to take place on 26th October.The seat fell vacant on 28th of August when the incumbent PTI MNA Gulzar...
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Why did the Kurds retreat from Kirkuk without a fight?

Zeeshan Munir |In the face of a lightning Iraqi advance which began on October 16, Kurdish forces retreated from Kirkuk and territories they had occupied since the US invasion in 2003. By October 18th, Iraqi forces controlled areas from the town of Rabia on...
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Musharraf wanted to hand over Dr. Qadeer to the US: Ex-PM Jamali

Zafarullah Khan Jamali, Ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan, claimed that Gen. Pervez Musharraf, ex-President, wanted to hand over famous nuclear scientist and physicist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan to the US. Dr. Qadeer is generally considered to be the architect or force behind Pakistan's nuclear bomb.Jamali told...
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Only solution to Afghan problem: US Withdrawal

News Desk |Shahid Raza, Assistant-Editor, Strategic Affairs, Global Village Space, (GVS) was interviewed by Russian Radio, Sputnik, on the current situation in Afghanistan. Shahid Raza argued that the real strategic rationale behind US presence in Afghanistan is to keep a constant check on rising China...
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‘Bush embarrassed himself’ says Bannon at California GOP meeting

Stephen Kevin "Steve" Bannon is an American media executive, political activist, and former investment banker, who is executive chairman of Breitbart News. He served as the White House Chief Strategist (a newly created position) in the administration of US President Donald Trump during the first seven months of his term.In this capacity, he...
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Mawra makes her debut in Pakistani film industry with “Jaawani Phir Nahi Ani”

News Desk |Syra Shehroz refused her role in upcoming movie ‘Jawani Phir Nahi Ani-2" because she thought it was not substantial. The movie is expected to be released next year.The movie is already talk of the town because of its star-studded cast. From the...
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Nawaz’s new found love for ‘freedom of speech’

News Analysis |Former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, a day after his indictment in three graft references, has come out in support of PML-N's social media team who were attacking the Supreme court for disqualifying Nawaz Sharif. While giving a statement in London, the ousted former...
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Government thinking of taking out even more debt! More misery for Pakistan’s fragile economy?

News Analysis |With elections just around the corner - the Government of Pakistan has decided to borrow an additional $450m on a short-term facility from a Credit Suisse led a consortium of commercial banks, to improve the dwindling foreign exchange reserves. Pakistan’s foreign currency reserves...
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Tillerson’s Islamabad visit: Still miles to travel

News Analysis |The US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson will discuss ways to enhance cooperation against terrorism and economic ties with Pakistani officials when he will visit the country next week. Tillerson, 64, will visit Pakistan as part of his South Asia visit on...
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New chairman NAB asserts his authority; blasts Shahbaz Sharif

News Analysis |Newly appointed Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal slammed Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif over his derogatory comments on NAB.Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday said that NAB was the most corrupt institute of the country and is used...
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Can Pakistan be Palestine’s savior?

News Analysis |Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi has termed an independent Palestine as the guarantee for global peace. Ms. Lodhi stressed “A viable, independent and a contiguous State of Palestine on the basis of internationally agreed parameters, the pre-1967 borders and...
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Intriguing trailer of Shan’s ‘Arth-2’ out

News Desk |The trailer of Shaan Shahid's ‘Arth-The destination' is out. The movie is a remake of Mahesh Bhatt's movie ‘Arth' released in 1982. The star cast of the movie includes Mohib Mirza, Shan Shahid, Humaima Malik and Uzma Hassan.The film is expected to...
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Mystery surrounds Indian election commission over failure to announce dates

News Analysis |Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram criticized the Election Commission in sarcastic tweets on Friday morning. The former minister asserted that the Commission was helping the BJP by authorizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to distribute "all concessions and freebies." The BJP has responded...
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Arrest the Sharif family immediately, says Asif Ali Zardari

News Analysis |Former President and Co-Chairman of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), Asif Ali Zardari has demanded the immediate arrest of ousted premier Nawaz Sharif and his family in order for them to face accountability the way he did. Zardari said this on Friday,...

Bollywood: A Demon more seductive than Mahatma & more powerful than Indian Army?

News Analysis |Forgive the analyst for adding "Mahatma" in the same line that mentions "demons"; Mahatma was a force for good, he was an unparalleled influence in Indian history, perhaps the world history- but writer borrows his reference to allude to the gigantic influence...
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The myth of Greater Baluchistan Debunked: Part I

Zara Ali |One of the comments in the thread that followed my earlier article on GVS “The U.S. Deep State Recklessly Edging towards Balkanization of Pakistan” regrettably hinted at an awfully sad reality: the extent of ignorance as well as that of deliberate disinformation prevalent...
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Only solution to Afghan problem: US Withdrawal

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