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Making sense of Mujahidin Victory Day celebrations in Afghanistan

Mujib Abid | Every year, hashti saur is celebrated in Afghanistan as the Mujahidin Victory Day. However, given the controversial and convoluted legacy of...

Why is it important to celebrate Women’s Day?

Farah Adeed | Like many other International Days, Women’s Day in Pakistan divided our society. There were ‘liberal feminists’ who celebrated the day and expressed...

Saudi government to tighten fundraising laws to promote moderate Islam

James M Dorsey | A Saudi draft law could constitute a first indication that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s vow to return the kingdom to...

Is the Saudi Crown Prince still encouraging moderate Islam?

James M Dorsey | Recent Algerian media reports detailing Saudi propagation of a quietist, apolitical yet supremacist and anti-pluralistic form of Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism raises...

Chinese county bans school children from mosques

AFP | Authorities in a Muslim-majority county in northwest China have banned schoolchildren from going to mosques during their winter holidays, a state-run daily reported...

The secret Soviet moon rocket

Reuters | It’s probably the most well-known peacetime battle between the USA and the Soviet Union, in both technological and ideological terms of the 20th...

Is the “flag bearer” of Islam losing its influence over the...

 James M. Dorsey | By declaring the Qatar-based International Union of Islamic Scholars (ILUM) a terrorist organization, Saudi Arabia is confronting some of the world’s...

Will India accept a communist government in Nepal?

M K Bhadrakumar | The Communist Party of Nepal-UML led by KP Oli, Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) led by Prachanda and the breakaway...

A master plan to balkanize Pakistan – Part I

Asif Haroon Raja | The drama of 9/11 provided a ready-made excuse to George W. Bush and his team of Neocons to wage wars against...

Is Social Media a hub of fake news?

Ikram Sehgal | Disinformation and propaganda for achieving one’s ends by foul means is not a new phenomenon. Around 320 BC Kautilya’s Arthashastra annunciated this...

What is behind Donald Trump’s UN General Assembly speech?

Haneul Na’avi | US president Donald Trump’s intimidating, hawkish UN General Assembly speech was, at best, an unflinching reaffirmation to US jingoism, despite his election...

Lahore Bleeds: Is India Taking Revenge?

Moeed Pirzada | After Feb 13th attack on protesting chemists outside Punjab Assembly, the predominant view in Pakistan has been that India is responsible for...

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