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Pakistan’s top judge orders probe of deadliest terror attack

AFP | Pakistan's top judge has ordered the first official investigation into the country's deadliest terror attack, a massacre at a school that killed more...

Violence, rape and other fear mongering tactics used by Indian forces...

Taimur Khan | Torture, rape, psychological oppression, vandalizing of property and enforced disappearances are few methods of a sustained terror campaign unleashed by the state...

Israeli policeman jailed 9 months for killing Palestinian

AFP | An Israeli court on Wednesday sentenced a police officer to nine months in jail over the fatal shooting of a Palestinian teenager in...

Losing a generation: The expense of malnutrition

News Analysis | A child, more than all other gifts That earth can offer to declining man, Brings hope with it, and forward-looking thoughts -Wordsworth These beautiful words by Wordsworth...

Iraq women with alleged links to IS sexually abused: Amnesty

AFP | Iraq is using collective punishment including sexual exploitation against women and children with alleged ties to Islamic State jihadists, Amnesty International said Tuesday....

Shahid Afridi: A savior for the children of Thar

News Desk | Star cricketer Shahid Afridi has donated 100 million rupees for the construction of a hospital in Thar to the Sindh Government. He...

Putin hails Crimea annexation in speech ahead of vote

AFP | Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday thanked residents of Crimea for voting to annex the peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, calling the move...

Indian forces continue cowardly attacks on civilians along LOC

News Analysis | India has continued its aggressive attitude at the Line of Control (LOC). In the latest incident, Indian forces attacked a van carrying...

Indian army camp comes under attack

News Analysis | On Saturday, 10 February, separatists attacked an Indian army camp in Jammu in Indian held Kashmir and exchanged fire with soldiers. So...

Zainab’s murderer caught: Are our children safe now?

Omer Aftab | Zainab’s murderer is caught and will be dealt with the course of law. So should all the parents be comfortable and fearless...

Mistrust in modern medicine due to social media could prove deadly

AFP | A rising tide of suspicion amplified by social networks has eroded public trust in modern medicine, leaving scientists and health officials scrambling for...

The cursed children of Pakistan

Maham Gillani | She silently headed out of the corridors of the hospital clutching her baby who was only a few hours old. Her face...

‘Save the Children’ office in Afghanistan attacked by gunmen

AFP | Gunmen blasted their way into Save the Children's office in Afghanistan's restive east on Wednesday, witnesses and officials said, in an ongoing attack...

‘Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor’ new song is a message...

News Desk | The makers of ‘Allahyar and The Legend of Markhor' have released the first song from the upcoming animated movie. The song ‘Muskurai Ja'...

Banning primary education in English might backfire on Iran

Andrew Korybko | Iran banned the teaching of English in both government and non-government primary schools. The decree comes after a week of protests at...

Peshawar High Court halts construction of APS monument

News Analysis | The Peshawar High Court (PHS) has halted the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government’s plan to inaugurate a monument for the children of APS who...

Yazidi fighters execute 52 civilians in Iraq: Human Rights Watch

AFP | Fighters from Iraq's Yazidi community, brutally targeted by the Islamic State group, executed 52 civilians in apparent revenge killings after capturing territory from...

Coalition raids hit Yemen rebels after missile targets Riyadh

AFP | The Saudi-led coalition conducted multiple air raids in Yemen on Wednesday, a day after Huthi rebels fired a ballistic missile at Riyadh in...

India bans condom advertisements from prime time television

AFP | India has slapped a nationwide ban on television ads for condoms during prime time hours, citing rules prohibiting "vulgar" content and concerns over...

Facebook introduces new messenger app for children under 13

Reuters | Facebook Inc on Monday rolled out Messenger Kids, an app that lets the world's biggest social media company expand into a so-far untapped...

Child abuse continues unabated in Pakistan

News Analysis | A report compiled by an NGO that works against sexual abuse of children has declared that more than 1700 child abuse cases have been...

Our real intellectual crisis is not that we are failing to...

Dr. S. Zulfiqar Gilani | Discerning people agree that we have an intellectual crisis in the country. However, write-ups on the crisis are largely descriptive...

Nawaz & lieutenants discuss ‘future’; Where: London?

News Analysis | Senior leadership of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) including Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has arrived in London for an important meeting....

24% Increase in Sindh’s education budget; what will it achieve?

Zainab Husain | Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah placed education as a priority in his budget speech for 2017-18 presented to Sindh Assembly...

What was the scandal between ‘Queen Victoria’ and her adviser ‘Abdul’?

Kristin Hunt | Near the end of her reign, Queen Victoria developed a friendship with an Indian servant, elevating him to trusted advisor and infuriating...

How discipline makes children more aggressive

Anna Chui | A 7-year-old boy was lost and never found in the woods of Nannie, Hokkaido in May of 2016. The bear infested area...

Will Amir Khan finally divorce Faryal Makhdoom?

Boxer Amir Khan, on his recent Snap Chat video message, announced that he has eventually filed for divorce from his wife Faryal Makhdoom. Moreover, questioning...

Why the conscientious mind is a successful mind

Anna Chui | Douglas Hostetter was a conscientious objector to war who found himself faced with the dilemma of having to fulfill his military obligation...

Education reforms in KP: Right steps at the right time

Muhammad Ali | Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf: the first thing that enters our minds is their mammoth rallies or extended sit-ins. While the people and analysts question...

Taxation on Cigarettes proposed at 75% does it make sense?

A new effort to improve public health and cut down on tobacco consumption has been launched by a technical working group on tobacco which...

Low Testosterone May Make You a Better Father

Brenda Volling | Many new parents know that a good night’s sleep is tough to come by. What the new parents probably do not know...

India’s child labor problem

Anuradha Nagaraj| CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Urban India is employing an increasing number of children - many under nine years of age -...

Mothers told they had stillborn child and babies sold for $1500:...

By Anuradha Nagaraj CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police in eastern India have shut down an orphanage and arrested its owner for illegally selling...

How bacha bazi has still not ended in Afghanistan?

In Bacha Bazi, is a sexual practice involving two males that remains common in Afghanistan through many centuries, but relations between the two involved are...

Top Tips for Reading to Children

It seems that dads are better than mums at making up stories - so spend time with your child and spin those tales away. Every...

Mukhtaran Mai walks the ramp at Fashion Pakistan Week

KARACHI: Mukhtaran Mai’s walk for fashion week first-timer Rozina Munib was the highlight of Day 3 of the Fashion Pakistan Week. Mukhtaran Mai, the survivor...

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