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Pakistani in viral Pope selfie speaks of ‘heartache’ for minorities

AFP | A Pakistani Christian whose selfie with the Pope has gone viral has spoken of his "heartache" at the treatment of minorities in Pakistan,...

Egyptian ultras: Down but not out

James M. Dorsey | Egyptian general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi won a second term virtually unchallenged in what is widely seen as a flawed election. The run-up...

Turkey expects Iraq to clear the Kurdish mess

News Analysis | The President of Turkey, Recep Erdogan, on Monday, said that if Iraqi forces fail to clear out PKK militants in Sinjar, the...

Suicide bomber in Kabul kills one, injures six

AFP | At least three people were killed and more than a dozen wounded in multiple suicide bombings in Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, the...

Will Pakistan overcome its demons to attract foreign investors

News Analysis | Over the last couple of years, Pakistan’s image has been developing as an investment hub, but the markets in 2017, experienced some...

Pakistani Senator rubbishes rumors of talks between China and Baloch militants

News Desk | Mir Kabeer Ahmed Muhammad Shahi, a member of Senate of Pakistan denied any talks China has had with Bloch militants on February...

Militants target and kill four FC officers in Quetta

AFP with additional input from News Desk | Gunmen on Wednesday killed four paramilitary policemen in an ambush in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Balochistan,...

MQM in disarray

Asif Haroon Raja | The foundations of MQM was laid by mercurial and firebrand Altaf Hussain in 1984 on the pillars of violence, terrorism and...

100 years of women’s suffrage: How one group changed British history

AFP | British women won the right to vote 100 years ago after an intense struggle marked by a violent fringe campaign that shocked the...

Militant attacks rock India on Republic Day

News Analysis | Republic Day in India was relatively peaceful despite global protests and a shutdown in occupied Kashmir but it was marred in Assam...

Trump could freeze $2bn of Pakistan aid over militant havens

AFP | President Donald Trump's freeze on aid to Pakistan could be worth almost two billion dollars, a senior US administration official said on Friday...

Pentagon Chief Statement hints division of Syria

News Analysis | Russian and US forces have been communicating across the "deconfliction line" in Syria despite glitches, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters...

How will rising extremism in Pakistan affect its ties with the...

James M Dorsey | A recent government surrender to militant demands for stricter adherence to Islam mediated by the military coupled with the release from...

Liberal Fundamentalists and Imranophobia

Sher Ali Tareen |   Among his many achievements, Imran Khan can also boast the unique honor of attracting detractors of remarkably varied stripes and persuasions....

Rouhani declares the end of ISIS. What next now for Iran?

News Analysis | Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday announced the end of the Islamic State (ISIS), a brutal militant organization that proliferated in Iraq...

ANP chief seeks to create ‘Pakhtun’ province

News Analysis | The chief of the Awami National Party (ANP) vowed to assimilate all Pashtun majority areas into a single unit, making it a...

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