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“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...

Arguments aren’t bad for you, if you know how to disagree

Dr. Jeff DeGraff | Conflict is everywhere. On social media and late night television, e see never-ending arguments about politics, religion, or generational gaps. What...

Asma Jehangir: Remembered fondly by most but not by all

News Desk | Asma Jehangir, a senior lawyer, and a leading human rights activist passed away in Lahore at the age of 66 after suffering...

UN Secretary General pays tribute to Asma Jahangir

AFP | The United Nations Secretary-General has paid tribute to Pakistan's "human rights giant" Asma Jahangir following her death by cardiac arrest at the weekend,...

Dozens killed as fierce fighting in northwest Syria continues

AFP | Intense fighting killed dozens of people on the edge of the last Syrian province entirely outside government control as aid workers completed a...

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...

Pakistani Disability Movement disassociates themselves from Muniba Mazari

News Desk | The Disability Movement has called off their support of Muniba Mazari in the wake of the allegations against her. The human rights...

Muniba Mazari offers an explanation for viral video praising ex-husband

News Desk | Muniba Mazari was recently criticized for twisting the facts of her marital split time and again in her earlier interviews after a...

US military targets Taliban by starting new air attack campaign in...

AFP | As the US military opens a new front in its air war in Afghanistan, targeting the Taliban's poppy-processing factories and dropping thousands of...

Islamabad sit-in: Will the state surrender?

News Analysis | The question about the role of religion in public life in Pakistan has always been there. Some favored an Islamic society, some...

Zimbabwe military coup: Criminals targeted, not Mugabe

Reuters | Zimbabwe's military said on Wednesday it had seized power in a targeted assault on "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe who were causing social...

Controversial selfies still haunting Mufti Qavi

News Analysis | A judicial magistrate in Multan on Monday extended the judicial remand of cleric Mufti Abdul Qavi for seven days in connection with...

Google takes further action against extremist videos on YouTube

Reuters | Alphabet Inc’s Google in the last few months has begun removing from YouTube extremist videos that do not depict violence or preach hate,...

Russian model dies from exhaustion

News Desk | If you thought modeling is easy, you are wrong. A 14-year-old model has died after suffering from ‘utter exhaustion’ during a grueling...

Gulf crisis turn Qatar into potential model of social change

James M. Dorsey| Potential Qatari moves to become the first Gulf state to effectively abolish the region’s onerous kafala or labor sponsorship system, denounced as...

Western media’s propaganda war against Syria: Part of the “plan”?

Hussain Akram | The year 2011 saw the beginning of what Western media immediately described as a revolution against a 'mad dictator inflicting suffering upon...

Twitter to ban Kashmiri journalists on India’s request

Vishal Manve | Dozens of people who have tweeted about the conflict in Indian-administered Kashmir or shown sympathy for Kashmiri independence movements online may soon be censored...

MNA calls for curriculum reform amid Christian schoolboy’s lynching: Is that...

News Analysis | The National Assembly engaged in a vehement debate on the deteriorating situation of minority rights in Pakistan and persistent encroachments upon their...

100 days of Qatar crisis

Ambreen Shabbir | The Qatar-blockade, the diplomatic crisis of 2017 that jiggled the world in different ways, approached its 100 days. There has been no...

Syria must independently defeat terrorism

Sophie Mangal | Almost ten days have passed since the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the allied forces managed to break the siege of Deir Ezzor city, which...

Gory Human rights abuses in Iran

News Analysis | According to Iran's Human Rights Monitor, 117 prisoners are going to be hanged within a month in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj, west of...

Kashmir: A new intifada

News Analysis | Anti-India protests and clashes erupted in the main city of Srinagar in India-held Kashmir after three Kashmiri suspected separatists were killed in...

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