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Manzoor Pashteen’s PTM: A ‘Rights Movement’ or a new ‘Regional Agenda’?

Moeed Pirzada | Ahmed Khan, (not his original name) waits in his car behind a long line of other vehicles, for his turn to be...

Chief Justice vows to recover written off loans

News Analysis | After having sacked couple of Vice Chancellors, putting educational institutes under gag orders, chiding the administration for deplorable state of affairs in...

Dalit groom sets off with his Baraat despite strict caste restrictions

News Analysis | A Dalit man from western Uttar Pradesh scored a significant victory over the strict caste system when he was ‘allowed’ to take...

Information Warfare: Historical Excursus and Russia’s Position

Leonid Savin | Historical Excursus on Information Warfare If we take the prototype of Western war to be based on Homer’s historic epic the “Iliad” (the...

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...

SC issues notice to Nawaz Sharif after adjourning Article 62(1)(f) hearing

News Analysis | The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday started the hearing of the case pertaining to Article 62(1)(f) of the constitution. The disqualification period...

Pentagon continued to fund Afghan units despite human rights abuse

AFP | The US military funded Afghan police and security units even though American officials knew members were implicated in gross human rights violations, according...

Saudi women attend first public event with their families

James M Dorsey | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will be putting his best foot forward when enthusiastic women soccer fans this week attend...

Sarah Palin warns harassers she carries a gun

News Desk | American politician Sarah Palin says she does not encounter sexual harassment because she carries a gun with herself. Sarah Palin is an American...

India and Saudi Arabia: Two countries going in unexpected directions

Adam Garrie | In spite of its painful birth as a free and independent state, India quickly became a model for what many considered to be...

Don’t kill U.S. soldiers for a lie!

Jacob G. Hornberger | As I have repeatedly emphasized over the years, including in my article yesterday, “Trump’s Horrible Truth to the Soldier’s Widow,” U.S....

Vision 2030 vs Saudi ultra-conservatives

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Arabia’s lifting of a ban on women’s driving raises a host of questions that transcend the issue of women’s rights...

Saudi Arabia Lifts Driving Ban on Women: Is Prince Salman’s Vision...

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Arabia’s long-awaited lifting of a ban on women’s driving, widely viewed as a symbol of Saudi misogyny, will likely serve...

Green light to women in Saudi Arabia: Is this the victory...

News Analysis | The King of Saudi Arabia has issued a decree allowing women to drive. The order – issued by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud –...

Saudi women & Vision 2030: A test of Prince Salman’s reforms

James M Dorsey | Saudi Arabia's 85th birthday could prove to be historic -- one that could put to the test opposition to Crown Prince...

Census 2017: Over 10,000 transgender population in Pakistan

News analysis | The recognition of more than 10,000 trans genders as an equal and separate community in the country’s sixth census in 2017 is...

Trump’s transgender ban: a distraction?

News Analysis | Yesterday Donald Trump made the announcement of banning transgender individuals from serving in the US military. His decision came as a surprise,...

Identity Crisis: Who is Pakistani and who isn’t?

Nauman Sadiq | #PakistanTurns70 There are two contrasting styles of debating an issue: those who prefer normative arguments, and those who choose a descriptive line of...

Human rights abuses in Indian Occupied Kashmir (Part 2)

Asif Haroon Raja | Many are suspecting that Panama and Dawn leaks scandals were engineered to topple the sitting government. The Recent publication of a...

Human rights abuses in Indian Occupied Kashmir (Part 1)

Asif Haroon Raja | Kashmir was always described as the heaven on earth. Its natural beauty and scenic views are matchless. Melodies of flowing water...

The untouchables’ revolt in India: Will the Brahmins suppress the Dalits...

Jawad Falak | Ever since the rise of the Hindu nationalist thought, known as Hindutva, took power in India by the election of current Prime...

Pakistan’s road to national integration: What is the right approach?

Abdul Rahim | Pakistan is a unique country on the map of the world. Since its inception in 1947, the politics of maligning nationalists with...

Let’s Spread Violence to “Eradicate” Violence – United States Way of...

David Swanson | The first point to point out is the idea that the Middle East is culturally a violent place that can be made...

Donald Trump Appears to Soften Stance on Immigration, but Not on...

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump appeared to soften some of his hardest-line campaign positions on immigration on Sunday, but he also restated his...

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