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England target World Cup semis after Belgium stun Brazil

AFP | England will bid to end their 28-year wait to reach a World Cup semi-final when they face Sweden on Saturday after Brazil were...

16 teams make it through to World Cup’s knockout stages

AFP | After 15 days of triumphs, tears and controversy, the World Cup's group stage drew to a close on Thursday. Here, AFP Sport ranks...

21st-century European royal weddings

AFP | As Britain's Prince Harry prepares to wed former US television actress Meghan Markle, here is a rundown of the big European royal weddings...

The Nordic welfare states

Farid A Malik | The Nordic welfare states are unique in many ways. All five of them (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland) are prosperous democratic...

Russia expels diplomats from 23 countries as spy crisis escalates

AFP | Russia expelled diplomats from 23 countries on Friday in retaliation against the West in a spy row, in the biggest wave of tit-for-tat...

Scientists unveil groundbreaking information in diabetes diagnosis

AFP | Scientists on Friday unveiled a revised classification for diabetes, one they said could lead to better treatments and help doctors more accurately predict...

British Court to decide whether to let Julian Assange – Wikileaks...

AFP with News Desk | A British court is to decide Tuesday whether to lift a UK arrest warrant for Julian Assange, potentially paving the...

‘Saawan’ dropped from final Oscars Nomination

News Desk | Pakistan's official submission to Oscar's nomination for the best foreign language film has been removed from the list. Also, India's submission ‘Newton'...

Can PTI make Pakistan a welfare state?

Dr. Farid A Malik | Kaptaan has made a firm commitment that his Naya Pakistan will be a welfare state. In the sixties, Zulfiqar Ali...

Does the growth in FDI depict the true picture of Pakistan’s...

News Analysis | In contradiction to the current debate bashing Pakistan economy for its poor performance, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) released its report on Wednesday....

Refugees are helping others in their situation as social entrepreneurs

While on the run from war, persecution and natural disasters, refugees are actually helping others in their situation. They are creating organizations and enterprises...

Yemeni journalists caught amid Saudi coalition and Houthi rebels

Global Voices | The conflict in Yemen, which erupted more than two years ago between Houthi rebels and forces backing the government of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, has...

Gigantic Oil Reserves in the Arctic: a New Battleground for Global...

On March 29-30, the Russian city of Arkhangelsk is hosting an international forum called "Arctic: Territory of Dialogue." The main issues on the agenda...

Business demands sacrifice? Swedish executives to put Hijab in Iran

Sweden's government takes great pride in being the world's first to have adopted an overtly feminist stance. Nevertheless, a Swedish government minister and her...

Pope Believes Catholic Church’s Ban On Female Priests Is Forever

Pope Francis said on Tuesday he believes the Roman Catholic Church’s ban on women becoming priests is forever and will never be changed, in...

Bob Dylan: Nobel Literature Prize left me speechless

US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan says he accepts his Nobel Prize in literature, ending a silence since being awarded the prize earlier this month. He said...

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