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Pakistan – Bangladesh diminishing hope for better ties?

Dr. Junaid Ahmed | Sheikh Hasina Wajid and her Awami League have once again won general elections in Bangladesh, held on December 30, 2018. This...

PM orders removing ban from maids/servants entry in clubs

News Desk | Prime Minister Imran Khan has lifted the ban from the entry of maid and servants in the elite clubs including Islamabad club...

Freedom of expression and its rogue killers

Reeba Akram Lodhi | It’s pretty unfortunate that in the world of politics, New Year doesn’t always mean new beginnings. The dirty power game remains...

Shaping the new world order: The battle for human rights –...

Dr. James M. Dorsey | China is leading the charge in a bid to undermine accepted concepts of human rights accountability and justice. The Chinese...

PM Khan, Bilawal in Twitter spat over ECL

News Desk | Prime Minister Imran Khan in a tweet on Thursday asked why some of the parliamentarians were ‘so scared’ of the Exit Control...

Celebrating without cause? – Saad Rasool

Saad Rasool | Earlier in the week, as reported, the honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan referred the JIT Report (regarding money laundering by Asif Zardari...

We have seen your faces – Saad Rasool

Saad Rasool | The JIT Report submitted before the honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan – concerning Asif Zardari and the Omni Group – is perhaps...

Syrian army deploys to Manbij in new alliance with Kurds

AFP | Syrian troops deployed in support of Kurdish forces around a strategic northern city on Friday, in a shift of alliances hastened by last...

Russia, Turkey, Iran renew push for new Syrian constitution

AFP | Russia, Turkey, Iran and the United Nations voiced hope Tuesday that a committee charged with writing a new Syrian constitution will start work...

‘Increasing Islamophobia’: FO rejects US religious freedom report

News Desk | Pakistan has brushed aside US state department statement on religious freedom report saying Pakistan is discharging its obligations about protection of minorities...

US scraps UN meeting on North Korea human rights

AFP | The United States has dropped a bid to hold a UN Security Council meeting on North Korea's human rights record after failing to...

New Cold War? Top Huawei executive detained in Canada

AFP | A top executive and daughter of the founder of Chinese telecom giant Huawei has been arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the...

Israel in first Syria strikes since air defence upgrade

AFP | Israeli bombs have hit several positions south of Damascus, its first such strikes since Syrian air defences were upgraded following the accidental downing...

Shahid Afridi: A cricketer, philanthropist or politician?

News Desk | The former cricketer Shahid Khan Afridi's latest statement on the Kashmir issue has induced a public uproar in Pakistan. On Wednesday a...

‘Fiercest’ shellfire yet around Syria truce zone: monitor

AFP | Rebels and jihadists traded fire with government forces in northern Syria overnight, their "fiercest" exchanges since a buffer zone deal was announced for...

Aid groups worried as deadline looms for Syria’s Idlib

AFP | Aid agencies on Friday warned of dire humanitarian consequences if a Russia-Turkey deal to avert a regime assault on Syria's last major rebel...

US-Saudi Ties:Trump demands Saudis explain missing journalist

AFP | US President Donald Trump on Wednesday demanded that Saudi Arabia provide answers over the disappearance of journalist and US resident Jamal Khashoggi, whom...

China tells Pompeo US must stop ‘misguided actions’

AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo faced a testy exchange with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing on Monday, days after a blistering US...

Saudi prince’s image seen at risk over missing critic

AFP | The disappearance of a prominent critic of Saudi Arabia's rulers after entering the kingdom's Istanbul consulate risks severely tarnishing the reformist image of its...

An overview of Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s U.S visit

News Analysis | Shah Mahmood Qureshi, while talking at the press conference held at Pakistan’s Embassy in Washington, said that he has made Americans believe...

India’s Saffron Justice: The Rise of the Hindutva State under BJP...

Sarmad Ishfaq | Although it appears that Pakistan is perpetually portrayed as a hotbed for violence against minorities, it is ironically India that fits this...

“Feeling the Pain”: Indian Army Chief threatens Pakistan

News Analysis | After the cancellation of the Pak-Indian FM meeting at the UNGA by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration, the Indian army chief Bipin...

Russia says no Syria assault as Putin, Erdogan agree Idlib plan

AFP | Moscow said Monday there would be no assault on Syria's Idlib as the leaders of Russia and Turkey agreed to create a demilitarised...

Spain works to avoid row with Saudi Arabia over bomb deal

AFP | After blocking the sale of 400 bombs to Saudi Arabia, involved in the Yemen conflict, Spain now appears to be back-pedaling to maintain...

Russia strikes, rebel shelling around Syria’s Idlib as powerbrokers meet

AFP | Russian air strikes killed five people in Syria's Idlib Friday, a monitor said, even as the brutal war's top three power brokers discussed...

Human Rights Watch has declared veil ban in Denmark as “latest...

News Analysis | On 1st August 2018, Denmark faced the backlash from thousands of women protestors who took to the streets in order to express...

Syria says Israeli strikes target air base

AFP | Syria on Sunday accused Israel of targeting an air base in the central Homs province, saying its defences hit a jet involved in...

Human rights Win for Pakistan: Convicted prisoners to Vote in 2018...

News Desk | Central Jail Rawalpindi is receiving multiple applications, as many as 111, by its prisoners to exercise their fundamental right to vote via...

Kashmir: India’s Human Rights violations from “pellet guns” to “Killer gangs”?

Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The situation in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) has been dreadful for three decades. The Indian intelligence agencies have been running...

Natalie Portman refuses to attend Jewish Prize Ceremony over Netanyahu

AFP | Hollywood actress Natalie Portman said she was backing out of a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a $2 million prize to...

Syria ‘chemical attack’: What you need to know

AFP | An alleged chemical attack in Syria's rebel-held Douma has sparked international outrage, with Washington warning Sunday of possible military action, while Damascus and...

All is not well in Xi’s China

News Analysis | On Wednesday April 4, 2018; wife of a detained Chinese lawyer, Wang Quanzhang, who took on sensitive cases of complaints of police...

Asma Jahangir: Pakistan’s human rights warrior

News Desk | The Guardian noted “she has championed battered wives, rescued teenagers from death row, defended people accused of blasphemy and sought justice for...

Democrats: We are Defined by what we Defend

Saeed Afridi | Democracy is a complex and much misunderstood entity in countries with a history of authoritarian rule. Transition from authoritarianism can suffer distortions...

#MeToo throws new spotlight on International Women’s Day

AFP | As the world marks International Women's Day this week, it remains to be seen whether campaigns such as #MeToo and #Timesup can really...

Aid convoy quits Syria enclave as regime presses onslaught

AFP | An international convoy has cut short its mission to Syria's rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta after delivering desperately needed aid as the regime...

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